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Canadian Pacific flanger 400404 is seen amid other freight equipment in the yard in London in 1966. Like CN, CP also had their own flanger cars stationed around the system for clearing snow and ice from the flangeways between rails.

Like many other flangers CP had, this car had been converted from one of CP's fleet of steel "minibox" boxcars originally built in 1929/1930 (that were shorter in height than most regular steel boxcars). As newer larger boxcars displaced them, many miniboxes migrated into maintenance of way service, including becoming tool cars, bunk cars, flangers, and generator cars. On this car, twin flanger blades have been mounted behind each of the trucks, a cupola added to the roof, access doors cut into the sides, and the old center 5' sliding door has been removed and opening covered over to match the rest of the body.
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Caption: Canadian Pacific flanger 400404 is seen amid other freight equipment in the yard in London in 1966. Like CN, CP also had their own flanger cars stationed around the system for clearing snow and ice from the flangeways between rails.

Like many other flangers CP had, this car had been converted from one of CP's fleet of steel "minibox" boxcars originally built in 1929/1930 (that were shorter in height than most regular steel boxcars). As newer larger boxcars displaced them, many miniboxes migrated into maintenance of way service, including becoming tool cars, bunk cars, flangers, and generator cars. On this car, twin flanger blades have been mounted behind each of the trucks, a cupola added to the roof, access doors cut into the sides, and the old center 5' sliding door has been removed and opening covered over to match the rest of the body.

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Bill Thomson [639] (more) (contact)
Date: 1966 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 400404 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: London - CP Galt Sub (search)
City/Town: London (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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