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CNR Lightweight Passenger Car Set

CNR Lightweight Passenger Car Set Previous Next By 1952, the Canadian National Railway needed to modernize its passenger trains. Older coaches, dining cars and sleeper cars were worn out after heavy use during World War II. The automobile and airliner were ever-growing threats to CNR’s passenger business. Finally, post-war sensibilities were increasing the expectations of …

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Water Tank Drop-Spouts and Water Columns — “Fill ‘er up, mister?” “Yes, and please check the oil!”

Water Tank Drop-Spouts and Water Columns — “Fill ‘er up, mister?” “Yes, and please check the oil!” By John B. Corns With the water tank tub securely sitting on top of its elevated tower, it was time to have some sort of mechanism to deliver that water into thirsty locomotive tenders below. While the tank …

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Pullman Sleeping Car – “White Castle”

Pullman – “White Castle” Previous Next Our Pullman heavyweight sleeping car – named “White Castle” – boasts an impressive resume. Read on for more information on the many jobs this car has held over the years. The Pullman Company manufactured and operated railroad sleeping cars during the first half of the 20th Century. Pullman developed …

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Other than a steam loco, nothing says “Old-Time Railroading” more than a wooden water tank—Part 2

Other than a steam loco, nothing says “Old-Time Railroading” more than a wooden water tank—Part 2 By John B. Corns Having completed a satisfactory design and size for a wooden water tank tub to hold the water destined for filling steam locomotive tenders and, eventually, steam locomotive boilers, the next aspect was to design an …

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