CPR Rolling Stock
3015 Conductor's Van. One of the earliest styles of caboose used. Note C.P.R. the correct way with periods.
History of this one-of-a-kind van.
3522 on tail end of mixed train in flood at Lumsden, Assiniboia,
NWT. April 1, 1904.
6172 with what appears to be a unique style of bay window
in addition to normal cupola.
436468 Another view of a van with bay window. Note straight
style of lettering.
435471 wood SUF 35'5" van on local job eastbound at Bathurst Street. August 1956 Jim Parker
435810 Bayshore, Saint John, NB Digital restoration: Gordon Kennedy.
435857 35'5" van. Less than 100 of these all wood
vans were still being used on local jobs while nearly 800
436503 was later preserved (twice). First at Eston, SK
and 2003 at Manyberries,
436958 on the tail end of a freight train including 288544 a wooden reefer. Armstrong, BC November 18, 1941
437040 Steel Underframe (436980-437264 series) 34 feet
10 inches over strikers.
437040 in a later view. Note the brighter red paint on
end of van including cupola to improve its visibility.
437110 one of only two (437111) SUF vans shortened 10 feet (24' 10") to allow one additional load to be handled on switchback on steep grade to mine at Trail, BC
437129 in script lettering. Brownville Junction, Maine. August 1, 1964 George F. Meloin
437168 by the 1970's these vans had their tongue and groove wood covered by sheets of plywood as a quicker and less expensive method of repair. However, water got behind the plywood and rotted the wood beneath! Jim Booth
437266 one of only 3 (437265-7) bay window vans. Length 36' 9". Built 1948.
437270 Steel caboose series 437268-437404 (137) 1948-49 35' 11" Canadian Pacific Railway
CP 434000 modernized (including genset) and renumbered
in random order. (437268-437404)
This picture was taken on the south side of the CN, CP, BC Hydro tracks looking north at Columbia and Front Street in New Westminster. The old CP station, which is now a Keg restaurant, is just to the right of the photo on the far side of the tracks. The van is on the BC Hydro (now SRY) track just west of Mile 0.0 on their line. The New Westminster Skytrain Station is the building behind the caboose with the green awning.
437442 one of fifty built in 1954 these unique turret-style
cupola steel vans were the latest thing.
437499 steel caboose with center cupola. Series 437405-437504 (99) 33' 2" over end sills. 1953-54
438803 a modernized steel van renumbered from 437501.
8800 series was for Eastern run-through service.
434108 (ex 437405 series) modernized. 3/05/1988 Smiths Falls Kermit Geary Jr.
434903 shows evidence of being renumbered. Springfield, MA 8/20/79
Note: "Sister" van 434900 became OSRX 4900.
434919 "saddleback" Saint John, NB October 20, 1990
Subsequent owner; NBSR 434919 see below.
434493 with 7075 in Port Coquitlam, BC April 1976
E & N 1700 standard CPR wood caboose. Duncan, VI 1957
TH&B 80 one of four acquired, identical to CPR vans,
interior finished by CPR Angus Shops.
Definitely not the "Little Red Caboose" of
children's story book fame, New Brunswick Southern
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