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A Selection of Canadian Pacific Heavyweight Sleeping Cars

Configuration = 8 Sec - DRm- 2 Cpt

Pullman/CPR "EXPLORER"

PHOTO: Dave Shaw

1929 built by Pullman, Lot # 6261, for assignment on the "SOO-DOMINION" & "MOUNTAINEER", plan # 3979A, heavyweight steel, length over buffers = 83 ft 6 in, length in side = 73 ft 10 in, lighting = electrical, electro mechanical air (added)

1948 acquired by CPR, leased to Pullman, original name. Other Pullman cars acquired by CPR, were CENTALPINA, MOUNTAINEER, RANCHER, and TRAPPER

1955 lease expired, assigned regular CPR service

1959 rebuilt WS # 411250

1985 retired

 Canadian Pacific "R" series

1929 built CC&F (lot # 791)/CPR Shops, E.O.# 2497, heavyweight steel, length = 75 ft 6 in. 29 cars were built in this series, including RAPID CITY, RATHWELL, RAVENSCRAG, RAYMOND, RED DEER, REDCLIFF, REDVERS, REGENT, REGINA, RENNIE, RENOWN, RESTON, REVELSTOKE (1954 renamed RIPPLES), RIVERTON, ROBLINDALE, ROCANVILLE, ROMFORD, ROSEMARY, ROSEMERE, ROSENFELD, ROSETOWN, ROSSLAND, ROSSPORT, RUBY CREEK, RUSKIN and RUTHERGLEN.

1936 air conditioned

1952/53 modernized, sealed window sashes, painted interiors

"RENFREW"

PHOTO: Dave Shaw, Vancouver, July 19, 1947 before the car was modernized

1952/53 # 11610 added to name.

1971 - retired

1973 acquired "OWL & ENGINEER RESTAURANT" Scott Rd., Surrey, B.C. (restaurant name has changed several times). Car side cutaway but interior still intact, with sleeping rooms used for small parties.

 

"ROCANVILLE"

PHOTO: Web Master's collection, pre modernized. Note the changes in the photo below

1952/53 # 11618 added to name.

1971 retired

1988 acquired ACQ WEST COAST RAILWAY ASSOC.

"ROSSER"

PHOTO: Dave Shaw, Winnipeg, Man. October 12, 1963 shows a modernized "R" class sleeper. Modernization included moving the Drawingroom's annex mid car allowing the placement of 2 picture windows for the occupant's viewing pleasure.

1952/53 # 11624 added to name.

?? 1971 scrapped ?? - listed as such by CPR

1980's (early), car stored New Westminster, B.C.

1988 acquired ACQ WEST COAST RAILWAY ASSOC.

"RICHFORD"

PHOTO: Jean Patenaude, A rather derelict sleeper awaits the bone pile

1952/53 # 11614 added to name.

1975 sold for scrap

 

ADDED: Thursday, March 23, 2000