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Date: 12/01/18 01:18
CP's new 60 foot high cube Icebreaker Boxcars
Author: Marcus

CP has converted a number of its 60 foot high cube boxcars in the CP 220000 series to Icebreaker Boxcars.
Pictured is one in Kamloops.
They have also been seen in Calgary.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/18 01:21 by Marcus.




Date: 12/01/18 01:19
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: Marcus

Dimensions




Date: 12/01/18 05:01
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: algoma11

I'm confused on what they protect. CP has no dome cars, and Via runs on CN in tunnel country. Auto racks are enclosed and containers are not really harmed by a few icycles.
Unless this is pushed in front of  consist it won't protect cab windows ??????

Mike Bannon
St Catharines, ON



Date: 12/01/18 06:07
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: Ray_Murphy

algoma11 Wrote:
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> I'm confused on what they protect. CP has no dome
> cars, and Via runs on CN in tunnel country. Auto
> racks are enclosed and containers are not really
> harmed by a few icycles.
> Unless this is pushed in front of  consist it
> won't protect cab windows ??????

They just use them to keep the icicles from growing too long over time.

Ray



Date: 12/01/18 06:09
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: perklocal

It's kind of like cutting and trimming your lawn. The trick is not to let the icicles grow and turn into monstrous stalactites that can damage locomotives. If they keep running these cars more frequently it just keeps the ice cut back.



Date: 12/01/18 06:35
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: CCMF

Is that a former 220xxx ?

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 12/01/18 07:47
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: CPR_4000

"Empty CG." Is that center of gravity? Can't remember seeing that data before.



Date: 12/01/18 07:50
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: sixaxlecentury

That explains why they recently reitred a slew of 40' Icebreakers.  



Date: 12/01/18 08:43
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: 4489

algoma11 Wrote:
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> I'm confused on what they protect. CP has no dome
> cars, and Via runs on CN in tunnel country. Auto
> racks are enclosed and containers are not really
> harmed by a few icycles.
> Unless this is pushed in front of  consist it
> won't protect cab windows ??????

And yes CPR does own a dome car.  It is not out on the road as of yet but we are patiently waiting to see it!



Date: 12/01/18 09:02
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: irhoghead

Looks like CP went out of their way to promote their company image by leaving all that graffiti on the car.



Date: 12/01/18 13:29
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: spwolfmtn

Wonder if these cars are still used in revenue service.  They're not that old and I've heard there's actually a boxcar shortage.



Date: 12/01/18 14:33
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: railsmith

4489 Wrote:
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> algoma11 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I'm confused on what they protect. CP has no
> > dome cars,
>
> And yes CPR does own a dome car.  It is not out
> on the road as of yet but we are patiently waiting
> to see it!

And it won't be Joe Average who is riding in it.
 



Date: 12/01/18 15:34
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: TCnR

Curious about the 40ft cars with icicle breakers. I've seen them in the past, how many and perhaps where were they assigned would be interesting info.
tia.



Date: 12/01/18 18:30
Re: CP's new 60 foot High Cube Icebreaker boxcars
Author: DundasMP23

Interesting.  Here's  a photo of a 40' version in Calgary AB January 6, 2002.

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/18 18:31 by DundasMP23.




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