Boxcar 3772

History of Boxcar 3772

1953: Waterloo Central Railway boxcar 3772 was built in by National Steel Car for the Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway as boxcar THB 3413. Later in its career with the TH&B, the boxcar was renumbered to THB 3772.

1991: Port Stanley Terminal Rail purchased 3772 along with boxcar 3709 for use as storage boxcars. The boxcar was renumbered to PSTR 302 and was stored in the PSTR’s Port Stanley yard.

2007: The Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society purchased the boxcar along with boxcar PSTR 301 (THB 3709) for use as storage boxcars. The car became STCR 3772 and was stored in the Elgin County Railway Museum’s yard for a short period of time before moving to St. Jacobs for use on the Waterloo Central Railway. The car became WCR 3772 and was restored back to its original paint scheme.

Freight Car 3772 at Waterloo Central Railway in St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Boxcar 3772 at WCR in St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Boxcar 3772 at Waterloo Central Railway in St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Boxcar 3772 at WCR in St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Boxcar 3772 inside Waterloo Central Railway's Restoration and Maintenance Facility in St. Jacobs, Ontario
Boxcar 3772 inside WCR's Restoration and Maintenance Facility in St. Jacobs, Ontario.

Specifications

Road Number3772
TypeBoxcar
BuilderNational Steel Car
Date BuiltMay 1953
LineageToronto, Hamilton & Buffalo 3413
Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo 3772
Port Stanley Terminal Railway 302
St. Thomas Central Railway 3772
Waterloo Central Railway 3772

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