Canadian Pacific Railway Rolling Stock
Passenger car equipment
Mountain Observation Cars
These unique double dome open platform wooden cars were
part of a second order (1906) for three cars following
Open observation car on Trans-Canada Limited near Field. Digital restoration: Gordon Kennedy
Open sightseeing observation car used only in the Rockies
behind the normal open platform observation car.
Note: Large building in far right background is the ice house in Revelstoke.
Detailed data and diagrams 7900-7915
7904 rebuilt 1922 from Colonist car 2426 (nee 283 built
1887) Scrapped Ogden 1955.
599 (ex 1424) one of three 96 seat mountain observation
cars (597-599) converted 1956 to replace older cars.
First Class Observation Cars
6616 Buffet Parlor car. DAR Kentville, NS Canadian Pacific/Steve Morris Collection
Cape Churchill on The Red Wing at B&M
North Station, Boston. June 6, 1954
Diagram of floor plan Cape cars.
Buffet, Cafe and Dining Cars
6480 buffet-parlor (4/1952 rebuilt ex cafe-parlor 6556) 16 dining seats 16 parlor chairs.
6656 buffet-parlor 30 parlor
chairs. CC&F 1923
Cafe-sleeper DEAN one double
bedroom, six sections and twelve dining chairs.
R Class Sleeper RESTON
(29 cars) 1 Drawing Room 2 Compartments and 8 sections air-conditioned.
19th century cars
Diner Versailles built Crossen Car Co. Cobourg, Ontario, July 1888.
Interior view Versailles 28 seat diner, 70 feet long, 48 tons.
Canadian Pacific Railway/donated by Charlie Mabee (CPR Ret'd).
Magazine advertisement 1929 Old Time Trains Archives
Old parlour car interior. Canadian Pacific Railway/donated by Charlie Mabee (CPR Ret'd).
Lightweight passenger equipment
2103 part of the first of a fleet of lightweight streamlined
coaches built to go with the new Jubilee 4-4-4 engines.
2200 first of 35 (2200-2234) lightweight streamlined ice
air conditioned coaches. Built 1947.
2239 M.A.C. (mechanical air conditioned) lightweight coach.
2235-2298 (64) 60-ton 84 feet 1949-50
Interior view inside smoking room (16 reclining seats) looking into main room 52 reclining seats.
"Passenger" (note boots) entering main room
Two "passengers" and scenic picture.
Ash Grove, second of 19 new style lighweight sleeping
cars the first of their kind. .
Note: Ash Grove was first to enter service departing Toronto on The Dominion for Winnipeg April 22,1949.
Willow Grove one of 19 10 roomette-5 double bedroom
sleeping cars. 68 ton 77' 11 1/2" MAC
Diagram of floor plan Grove sleepers.
Stainless Steel equipment
Pre-inaugural cross-Canada display 1954 at CNE in Toronto
of equipment to be used on The Canadian.
It's August 1954 and Canadian Pacific has put a pair of its new Budd Company stainless steel passenger cars (Banff Park and Chateau Bienville) on public display in downtown Vancouver part of a seven week cross-Canada preview of its coming new flagship passenger train The Canadian during which time more than 200,000 people toured the cars staffed by 18 people and ending at the CNE in Toronto. Today, the yard still exists and is vital to the railway's Vancouver waterfront operations. The area where the coaches are on display has been redeveloped with new platforms to handle West Coast Express commuter trains. Behind it, the transit authorities Skytrain tracks are located as is the systems boarding platform. Also surviving are the station and adjacent building with the parking lot on top. The buildings behind remain but now house offices or condos. The tank car CGTX 8654 with the warning was used to haul tallow, which the railway continues to do to this day from a nearby refractory. Sadly, the CP box car in front of the tank car with the wording "Spans the World" told of an international conglomerate that no longer exists. CPR/Steve Morris Collection
Head End Equipment
3286 combination baggage and coach (combine) built c.1909
3752, 60 foot mail car built 1915 and 3459 60 foot SUF
mail and express car built 1904 at Ottawa Union station. 1945
4342 Baggage and Express car. (4300-4347 48 cars built 1914-1919) 70 foot. Built 1919
3748 Mail and Baggage car. One of five (3745-3749) 80 foot 65 tons lightweight. Built 1953.
Palace Horse Cars 158700-158749
NOTE: These cars normally used for high value show or race horses and handled on passenger trains.
2822 Dominion Express car with roof ventilators. See later version in colour below.
4639 Fruit Express ventilator car. 60 foot 52 ton tare
weight. Built 1911.
4076 and another fruit express car are getting a wash in the Drake Street coach yard in preparation for the upcoming fruit season. The last one for this car as it was scrapped in January of 1960. Built at Angus in 1911 these 60 foot wooden cars had steel center sills and steel end reinforcements. Note the roof mounted ventilators that scooped in fresh air. By its fresh appearance this car likely had a paint job over the winter befitting its location on the headend of passenger trains.
C.P. 5510 one of 100 (5500-5599) 40' 45 ton wood S.U.F.
2406 cu.ft. express reefers built 1917-18 c.1953
5600-5649 express refrigerator cars Dominion Express. Steel UnderFrame 30-ton capacity CC&F 1922
280537 wood S.U.F. express reefer renumbered into freight
280731 40 foot 30 ton (tare 40 tons) express reefer with
overhead ice bunker and underslung charcoal heaters.
450249 old express reefer in passenger colours, now OCS.
I Yard downtown Calgary May 27, 1975
Montreal and Atlantic
M&A 4632 Fruit Express car, last of 7 cars (4626-4632)
and the only one with six wheel trucks.
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