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Date: 08/02/19 22:32
Freight Car Friday - Emergency Responder Training Tank Car
Author: feclark

Non-revenue car CCPX 911 is the Canadian Chemical Producers Association "classroom" car, a purpose that's a little more explicit in the French version on the right side of the car, "wagon-ecole" (pardon my missing acute accent). It would appear to be intended for training of emergency responders, hence the 911 number, and you'll notice it has a door in the side, and 10 evident and different valves/hatches. My guess would be there are different tricks to opening/shutting these things, to control fluid escape in the event of an accident. This car is in the consist of CN #401 on October 23, 1999, passing through or into Edmonton, I think near Fort Road. For what it's worth, a photo of this appeared in Canadian Railway Modeller Train 13 Track 3, the July-August 2004 issue. That photo was taken in Ottawa some time in May 2004, set up for tours, painted in a blue livery with white lettering. It's the opposite side of the car, also with a door.
Fred




Date: 08/03/19 08:50
Re: Freight Car Friday - Emergency Responder Training Tank Car
Author: tsokolan

Neat car! I'll have to double check but I shot a similar tank car near Chetwynd BC that was painted in CN livery.

-Trevor



Date: 08/03/19 09:11
Re: Freight Car Friday - Emergency Responder Training Tank Car
Author: feclark

tsokolan Wrote:
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> Neat car! I'll have to double check but I shot a
> similar tank car near Chetwynd BC that was painted
> in CN livery.
>
> -Trevor

If you come up with it, it'd be neat to see posted up.
Fred



Date: 08/03/19 19:58
Re: Freight Car Friday - Emergency Responder Training Tank Car
Author: tsokolan

CN's version of the training tank car on northbound A473. July 12 2019 Pinesul BC

-Trevor




Date: 08/03/19 23:03
Re: Freight Car Friday - Emergency Responder Training Tank Car
Author: feclark

tsokolan Wrote:
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> CN's version of the training tank car on
> northbound A473. July 12 2019 Pinesul BC
>
> -Trevor

My goodness, is that ever striking, like the distributed braking containers! Thanks for adding this to the post, Trevor. I didn't realize you were referring to the trip you just took.
Fred



Date: 08/04/19 07:52
Re: Freight Car Friday - Emergency Responder Training Tank Car
Author: DundasMP23

Your post made me think of CN 911.  Nice to see it's in a new attractive paint scheme.  Here's what it looked like before... Brantford, ON 2012-09-20.  

Rob Smith
Hamilton, ON




Date: 08/04/19 09:49
Re: Freight Car Friday - Emergency Responder Training Tank Car
Author: feclark

DundasMP23 Wrote:
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> Your post made me think of CN 911.  Nice to see
> it's in a new attractive paint scheme.  Here's
> what it looked like before... Brantford, ON
> 2012-09-20. 

Nice addition to the thread!
Fred 



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