PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

Jerry Britton's PRR Middle Division in HO Scale


330px CN Railway logo.svgThe Canadian National was formed in 1919, The railway was referred to as the Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and as Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to the present. As of 1950, the CN owned the second largest fleet of box cars in North America.


DSC01063 1024x400Pre-1943: Painted 'Box Car Red'.
No herald.
Canadian National on two lines in the first panel.
Reporting marks of C.N. (with periods).
C.N. lettering on wood doors.
Gothic sans-serif lettering.
This is the only scheme used on wood or composite cars.





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1943: White Maple Leaf herald introduced.
Tilted box with 'Serves All Canada'.
Remaining lettering unchanged.







1945: Green Maple Leaf introduced.
Tilted box with 'Serves All Canada.'
Some cars built 1945 to early 1946 with 'Canada's Largest Railway'.










1954: Modified Green Maple Leaf herald introduced.
Straight box with 'Serves All Canada.'







1957: Lines above and below reporting marks no longer used, including some composite cars.
noodle1961: 'Wet Noodle' herald introduced.
Dimensional data in two columns on right side.
@ 1964: Canadian law requires one side to be lettered in French as Canadien National.