During the 1960's and into the 1970's, Canadian Pacific Railway's daily eastbound freight, Train 952, could almost always be depended upon to put in an appearance through Milan, Quebec, at some time in the morning. This gray winter day was no exception.
In 1968, Canadian Pacific Railway changed its corporate image to CP Rail. Soon afterwards, rail cars freshly painted in the new colour schemes started appearing in train consists.
Taken from the verandah of my grandparents' home, this photograph of a temperature-controlled box car in the new CP Rail image also captured another facet of the railway industry in transition. The CP Rail box car has short ladders and no roof-walk whereas the older car to the left still has the rook-walk in place.
The Oddblock Station Agent