Tank Car 37

History of Tank Car 37

1968: Waterloo Central Railway tank car 37 was built by Procor for the Canada Starch Company as tank car CSTX 37.

1993: The Ontario Southland Railway purchased 37 and several other tank cars from Canada Starch for use in maintenance of way service.

2002: The Ontario Southland Railway donated 37 to the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society for use as an auxiliary water tank for steam locomotive No. 9. The car became STCR 37 and was repainted solid black to match the paint scheme on No. 9.

2007: Tank car 37 was moved with the other SOLRS equipment to St. Jacobs for use on the Waterloo Central Railway and became WCR 37.

Tank car 37 at WCR where it is used as an extra water tank for steam locomotive No. 9.
Tank car 37 at WCR where it is used as an extra water tank for steam locomotive No. 9.
Tank car 37 at Waterloo Central Railway in St. Jacobs, Ontario in 2020.
Tank car 37 at WCR in St. Jacobs, Ontario in 2020.
Tank car 37 at Waterloo Central Railway in St. Jacobs, Ontario in 2020.
Tank car 37 at WCR in St. Jacobs, Ontario in 2020.
Tank car 37 shown behind steam locomotive No. 9 in 2003 during Ontario Steam tour. Seen here crossing the trestle in St. Marys Ontario.
Tank car 37 shown behind steam locomotive No. 9 in 2003 during Ontario Steam tour. Seen here crossing the trestle in St. Marys Ontario.

Specifications

Road Number37
TypeTank Car
BuilderProcor
Date BuiltDecember 1968
LineageCSXT 37 (Canada Starch)
St. Thomas Central Railway 37
Waterloo Central Railway 37

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