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One of Canadian Pacific's rare bay window cabooses sits in the joint CN-CP yard. It is used when the yard job(Classified as a road switcher) goes to Winfield 15 miles north of Kelowna
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Caption: One of Canadian Pacific's rare bay window cabooses sits in the joint CN-CP yard. It is used when the yard job(Classified as a road switcher) goes to Winfield 15 miles north of Kelowna

Photographer:
Bill Hooper [248] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/06/1973 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 437265 (search)
Train Symbol: Yard (search)
Subdivision/SNS: MP 118.9 CN Okanagan Sub (search)
City/Town: Kelowna (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Not specifically smoother – but as there is more friction between the individual leaves in the spring pack, they are far better at dampening out oscillations, and thus be less “bouncy”.

    Another option is to replace one of the spring packs on each side of the truck with a special dampening strut, although it doesn’t look like this was done on this car.

  2. Did the leaf springs provide a smoother ride for the crew in the van?

  3. CP built three of them, 437265-67, but they didn’t opt for building more. One survives out west at a museum/park.

    Interesting that this one appears to have gotten brown paint in the early 70′s, and not action yellow. Also that it has typical freight car trucks, and not caboose trucks with leaf springs.

  4. I didn’t realize CP had this type of van. Was it more of a transfer van vs road van?

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