CP Express operated a terminal off Dalton Avenue near Division Street in Kingston, one of the last CP-served industries in Kingston. The CP Express terminal began operation at this location in mid-1967 until the CP line was abandoned in 1986. After that, CN operated on some of CP's former trackage via its interlocking and interchange at Queens. In the mid-1980's, I photographed some interesting boxcars that CP had spotted there. Likely carrying lumber, the cars were spotted at the timber unloading ramp. CP 202018 script combination-door boxcar, July 1983 (above). CP 80290 plug-door newsprint car (bringing newsprint for the Kingston Whig-Standard?) and Amador Central double-door AMC 2061 , both in June 1983:
MN&S All-Door boxcar MNS 2018, built 11-76, spotted in August 1982. End and side views:
Interestingly, MNS 2017 and MNS 2040 were spotted on CN's Team Track in 1985 and 1991, respectively. Four combination-door CP Rail cars were at the CP Express facility on January 14, 1986. CP 201389 built 7-59:
Notwithstanding ne'er-do-well North Korean hackers, I've decided to do something new - a movie review! For Sony Pictures' The Interview! The review, without further adieu, will be in the form of an interview:
Me: Do you plan on seeing The Interview, especially in light of the recent media frenzy?
Also Me: Probably not.
Speaking of much ado about nothing, here are two rather mundane, average VIA trains meeting at Kingston on December 23: VIA No 47 Eng 914 and VIA no 42 Eng 6428. Well, No 47 is carrying a working baggage car. But other than that, entirely unremarkable.
Consider making this the year to photograph the mundane, the workaday, the pedestrian, the commonplace; you know, the kind of stuff you normally wouldn't photograph. Years from now, you'll wish you had!
Merry Christmas Eric! Those are some fine looking boxcars.
Thanks, Elijah! Hope you are having a good Christmas, too! Boxcars of thirty years ago - like!
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