Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CN 40ft Insulated Boxcar - Part 5

Here's some picture of the first 40ft boxcar with dry transfer lettring on. ACI label and lube data are Microscale decals.

Here's a picture of cars built during the summer and ready to receive a good coat of weathering. Looks like we now have almost every car needed to handle the Murray Bay Subdivision traffic.


  1. Nice looking car, Matthieu. Great job!
    I remember seeing insulated cars with heaters and side vents in Eastchester Yard in St. Catharines, Ontario back in the 1980s - I think delivering ingredients to a food processor adjacent to the yard. I always wanted to model some of these. I'll have to look up my prototype data to figure out when they were introduced on the railway.
    - Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)

    1. Thanks Trevor!
      According to Richard Yaremko's book, most of them were built between 1959 and 1963. Maybe a little bit late for Port Rowan. I do agree, they have a lot of character.

    2. Well! Saved from another project. Thanks Matthieu!

    3. You've got already enough on your plate! ;-) But I think a good looking 8-hatch reefer with the heater is a good trade off both in look and accuracy.