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The picture of BCR 1801 was taken in the summer of 1988. At the time it was the rear car on the rail grinder. When I first saw the van I thought end platforms would be a great place to set up some lawn chairs and watch the world go by. In the picture you can see what looks like a propane tank sitting on the van's platform with a hose running down the side of the van to the fuel car in front of it. The van seems larger than normal so exactly how the railway employed it I'm not sure.
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Caption: The picture of BCR 1801 was taken in the summer of 1988. At the time it was the rear car on the rail grinder. When I first saw the van I thought end platforms would be a great place to set up some lawn chairs and watch the world go by. In the picture you can see what looks like a propane tank sitting on the van's platform with a hose running down the side of the van to the fuel car in front of it. The van seems larger than normal so exactly how the railway employed it I'm not sure.

Photographer:
J W Booth [104] (more) (contact)
Date: 00-00-1988 (search)
Railway: BC Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Quesnel (search)
City/Town: Quesnel (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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2 Comments
  1. If I am not mistaken, the caboose is one of four that are ex Illinois Central that BC Rail bought. Mostly used in work service with cranes and other equipment.

  2. Thanks Doug for the reply! Interesting that BCR would buy the large vans for work train service considering that they seemed to have many older passenger cars sitting around. I guess that BCR did not letter them as service cars as CN or CP did.

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