Tuesday, 6 December 2016
CN International Service Cabooses, Part IV
George has already covered the CN International Service (yellow cupola) cabooses in three earlier posts. He dealt with the True Line Trains model on Oct. 28, and showcased the prototype vans on Oct 29 and Nov 03, 2016. We will wrap up this little series by featuring a few examples found in my photo album.
The CN vans which eventually received the modifications for international service were originally constructed at the Point St Charles shops between 1970 and 1974. The 78100-78129 group was modified 1982/83, while 78130-78135 were shopped in 1987. These were very smart looking cars, so it is little wonder that we took a fair number of photographs of this relatively small number series. I am not aware of why some of the yellow cupolas featured a contrasting white band; comments or explanations would be appreciated.