Unknown vintage passenger car on flatcar @ Welland Yard

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Unknown vintage passenger car on flatcar @ Welland Yard

Post by BEDT 14 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:39 pm

Hello All!

I was visiting family in Niagara Falls, Ontario; and decided to take in a little railfanning. Wound up at CP Welland Yard; Pelham, Ontario.

CP #255 pulled in, and part of the consist was a really old passenger car under shrinkwrap. The crew was friendly enough when I asked, but over the noise I couldn't exactly hear what they said about the car. All I could make out was San or Saint Antique? Anti? Aunty? They said the move was being done on the q.t. (I guess this post invalidates that effort, but my sense of history needs to be fulfilled.)

The car was shrinkwrapped on a TTLX flat. Trucks were not with the car. What I could tell, was the car was of wood construction, has a clerestory, vestibules painted yellow. The steps were missing and I was able to poke my head in the stair opening for the interior shots. But, the interior was gutted, and looked like it was used as a MOW car last.

On the frame of the car below the body was painted: WT 113300 XA 564.

Images may be viewed here: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/archiv ... x?id=90021

Can anyone out there let me know where the car came from, where it's going and its heritage?

I would greatly appreciate all the help.

All the best!

historian of: Industrial / Offline Terminal Railroad's of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx & Manhattan

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