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Freight Services on the Canada Southern


 

Canada Southern Waybills & Delivery Advice Notices

Canada Southern Freight Customer and Car Counts - 1953/1954

Canada Southern Livestock Loading Facilities - 1948

Canada Southern Interchange Traffic with Wabash - February 1957

Canada Southern Derailment Reports

Canada Southern Siding Capacities

Canada Southern Trainorders

Canada Southern Freight Train consists

1973 Freight train delay reports ( PDF FILE )

Trackage Rights

Major CASO freight customers

Canada Southern Interchange Traffic - Nov. 1959 - Jan. 1960

Canada Southern Speed Limits

Freight cars assigned to special service on the Michigan Central/Canada Southern ( PDF FILE )

Michigan Central Passenger & Freight car summary - 1928 ( PDF FILE )

Michigan Central Freight Schedule - February 1941


 

Freight Car Repair Facilities


 

Montrose, St. Thomas, Victoria Yard, Windsor

 

Track Scales


 

Essex - 80 ton capacity - 42' long ( listed in 1920 - not in 1943)

Hagersville - 150 ton capacity - 50' long in 1943 -- 100 ton capacity - 42' long in 1920

Montrose - 150 ton capacity - 50' long

St.Thomas - 150 ton capacity - 54' long in 1943 -- 150 ton capacity - 50' long in 1920

Victoria Yard - 150 ton capacity - 50' long

Windsor - 150 ton capacity - 54' long ( not listed in 1920)

 

Freight Unloading Cranes


 

London - 10 ton hand crane

Petrolia - 10 ton hand crane (listed in 1920 - not in 1943)

Welland - 8 ton hand derrick

 

Yards


 

Montrose - 1823 car capacity with an additional 6 tracks leased to Pere Marquette with a capacity of 204 cars

St.Thomas - 1293 car capacity shared with London & Port Stanley, Pere Marquette and Canadian Pacific

Victoria Yard - 1258 car capacity shared with Pennsylvania Railroad

Welland Yard - 525 car capacity shared with Pere Marquette and Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo

Windsor Yard - 4053 car capacity shared with Canadian Pacific

 


 

Freight Equipment

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Open Hoppers

Click here for a chart detailing the number of these 3 bay hoppers in service during the mid 60's to mid 70's.

CASO 3251CASO 3374CASO 3727CASO 3817CASO 3823
CASO 68410CASO 73767CASO 906545CASO 920883CASO 922261
LOT 770H DRAWINGLOT 866H DIAGRAMCASO HOPPERS ARTICLE

Various 3 bay hoppers from the NYC and P&LE were re-assigned to the CASO between July 1965 and April 1977. Strangely, these cars unlikely touched CASO rails during their service life as they operated from Dane, Ontario to Alquippa, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, Ohio via ONR-CNR-NYC-P&LE routing.

Boxcars

CASO 138054CASO 138099CASO 138107CASO 138108CASO 138113
CASO 138113CASO 138141CASO 138158CASO 138161CASO 138234
CASO 138247CASO 138250caso 33267CASO 24902LOT 669B DIAGRAM
CASO BOXCAR - DETAILED GENERAL DRAWINGCASO BOXCAR LETTERING DRAWING

Car Series #138000-138299. Rebuilt in 1937 from Michigan Central lot 337-B auto boxcars and assigned NYC 138000-138299 - Lot 669-B.  By Canadian government order - reassigned to Canada Southern roster June 1941 to 1967 in revenue service. A few remained in work service up to the 1985 CN/CP takeover. Older wood cars were in service up until 1944. I do not have enough documentation to include them in a separate section at the moment.

Flat Cars

CASO 482807CASO 482835CASO 482857CASO 482858CASO 482859
CASO 482874LOT 344F DIAGRAMCASO FLAT CAR LETTERING DIAGRAMCASO FLAT CAR LETTERING DIAGRAM - POST 1955

Car Series #482750-482899. Built at the St.Thomas shops in 1916/1917. Lot 344-F. Originally lettered Michigan Central #32750-32899.  Relettered Canada Southern in 1941. On CASO roster 1941 to July 1960 in revenue service. A few remained in work service up to the 1985 CN/CP takeover.

Covered Hoppers

CASO 880147CASO 880151CASO 880151CASO 880151CASO 880152
CASO 880153CASO 880155LOT 625H DIAGRAMLOT 661H DIAGRAMLOT 747H DIAGRAM

#880145

Lot 625-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880010-880019 converted by Merchants Despatch (NYC) in 1932 from Lot 449-H twin hoppers, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO mid 1949. Car originally assigned to BRUNNER MOND in AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO load Soda Ash to AMERICAN CYANAMID CO. in NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.  By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959.

 

#880146

Lot 661-H. Originally NYC #880111 converted by NYC at BEECH GROVE SHOPS in 1937 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO mid 1949.  Car originally assigned to BRUNNER MOND in AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO load Soda Ash to AMERICAN CYANAMID CO. in NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.  By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959.

#880147

Lot 661-H. Originally NYC #880083 converted by NYC at BEECH GROVE SHOPS in 1937 from LOT 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO mid 1949.  Car originally assigned to BRUNNER MOND in AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO load Soda Ash to AMERICAN CYANAMID CO. in NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959.

 

#880148

Lot 625-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880010-880019 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1932 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO in 1950.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959

#880149

Lot 647-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880020-880038 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1936 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO, 1923. Relettered CASO in 1950.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959

#880151

Lot 747-H. Originally NYC #881475 built by DESPATCH SHOPS (NYC) in 1946. Relettered CASO sometime between April and July 1949. Later equipped with interior lining.  Car originally assigned to BRUNNER MOND in AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO load Soda Ash to AMERICAN CYANAMID CO. in NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton as well as International Nickel in Port Colborne.

Retired between April and July 1976.

#880152

Lot 747-H. Originally NYC #881545 built by DESPATCH SHOPS (NYC) in 1946. Relettered CASO sometime between April and July 1949.  Car originally assigned to BRUNNER MOND in AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO load Soda Ash to AMERICAN CYANAMID CO. in NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.  By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton as well as International Nickel in Port Colborne.

Retired between October and December 1975.

#880153

Lot 747-H. Originally NYC #881836 built by DESPATCH SHOPS (NYC) in 1946. Relettered CASO sometime between April and July 1949.  Car originally assigned to BRUNNER MOND in AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO load Soda Ash to AMERICAN CYANAMID CO. in NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.  By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton as well as International Nickel in Port Colborne.

Retired between October and December 1975.

 

#880154

Lot 647-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880020-880038 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1936 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO in 1952.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959

#880155

Lot 625-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880010-880019 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1932 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO in 1952.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959

#880156

Lot 647-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880020-880038 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1936 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO in 1952.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959

#880157

Lot 647-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880020-880038 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1936 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO in 1952.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959

#880158

Lot 647-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880020-880038 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1936 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO in 1952.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959

#880159

Lot 647-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880020-880038 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1936 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO in 1952.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959

#880160

Lot 647-H. Originally a member of NYC series #880020-880038 converted by MERCHANTS DESPATCH (NYC) in 1936 from Lot 449-H twin hopper, originally built by ACF at BUFFALO in 1923. Relettered CASO in 1952.   By mid 1950s - car used by BRUNNER MOND load Soda Ash to Consumers Glass in Montreal and Dominion Glass in Hamilton.

Retired between May 1 & August 1,1959


 

Non-Revenue and Maintenance of Way equipment

NYC 17744NYC 17807PC 17934NYC 17941NYC 17942
NYC 17943NYC 17944NYC 17944NYC 17953NYC 17959
NYC 17959NYC 17965NYC 17983NYC 17983NYC X19500
PENN CENTRAL 22879PENN CENTRAL 22881PC 22882PENN CENTRAL 23045NYC X19501
NYC X21409cNYC X23087NYC X23235ST THOMASMCRR XA-34
MCRR XA-34NYC X19534NYC X19534NYC X19536CR 50125
CR 50125CR 50125CR 50125CONRAIL 50125NYC X39233
NYC X40942NYC X40942NYC X40942CNYC X41178NYC X41178
NYC X41178NYC X41188NYC X41188CR 30042NYC 29347
NYC X29380NYC X29550NYC RAILBUSCN 53352CN 53352
NYC X5174NYC X630NYC X630NYC X6315NYC 2652
NYC X862NYC X19318NYC X8015NYC X8016NYC X8016
NYC X8016NYC X8015NYC X8015NYC X19555NYC X19555
NYC X19574NYC X19574NYC X19576NYC X19608NYC G6145 MOFW TRUCK


PC 38565

New York Central/Michigan Central Freight Equipment commonly seen on the CASO over the years


 

MCRR 5396MCRR 6932MCRR 8130MCRR 8712MCRR 8983
MCRR 9977MCRR 12489MCRR 12791MCRR 12791MCRR 14049
MCRR 14179MCRR 16249MCRR 33541MCRR 43155MCRR 59753
MCRR 62475MCRR 75097MCRR 80131MCRR 82000MCRR 82888
MCRR 85074MCRR 87129MCRR 90208MCRR 91727MCRR 91762
MCRR 92512MCRR 93136MCRR 97999MCRR 98630MCRR 99178
MCRR 99999NYC 22069NYC 22352NYC 426448MDT 20671

MDT 13067