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Return of the CB&Q 24′ Shipping Containers!

June 28, 2008

Due to extremely popular demand, I went back to the containers today, and after having the very kind employees open the gate for me, I took a couple dozen photos, from all angles, including the roof!

These unusual CB&Q(Z) COFC containers were purchased by a poltury exporting company to store their records, papers and extra office supplies back in the early 1970’s. They have sat in that location ever since.

Any now, I present to you some extremely comphrehensive photos of these Pacific fleet 24′ Aluminium shipping containers!

 

 

Here’s a shot of the front of the container.

Right Rear door closeup showing the hardware.

 

It’s a DORSEY!

This shot is of the roof, it’s skewed because I had to jump at just the right moment to capture this photo. Pretty simple construction.

I hope this helps.  PLEASE leave a comment here if you found these photos helpful.

For all my effort, Athearn had better come up with a model of this in HO scale!

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  1. Rupert Gamlen permalink
    July 2, 2008 8:04 am

    Thanks for taking and displaying the photos – it’s incredible that the containers are still in such good condition.

    I haven’t searched all the pages on your site, but you certainly have something different (and that’s a compliment!)

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