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  1. #1
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    Milwaukee Road "Creek" series Skytops

    The "Creek" series Skytop shells are available at SkytopModels.com

    They were also used by the Canadien National.






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    They look even better in person!!! Thanks for bringing these cars to life, Bill!

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    Now you get to trim out al those little windows! Have fun!

    ~ What year did CN get these cars; did they ever run in an early paint scheme?
    -Trains, Cigars, & Classic Cars-
    http://huntershobbies.wordpress.com/

    (Always on the lookout for N scale Northern Pacific stuff....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMD F7A View Post
    What year did CN get these cars; did they ever run in an early paint scheme?
    They only ran with the wet noodle scheme. Never the green and gold or VIA schemes.

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    The six cars were used primariy on Eastern Canadian CN trains such as the Ocean and Atlantic. They were popular for the lounges but their ride characteristics didn't endear them as sleepers. The lived their CN lives in the "noodle" livery and were pulled from service in the mid 1970's by the Canadian Transport authorities due to their lack of a rear door for emergency egress.... I modelled one of the original Jim Stimman shells and can tell you that Bill has betetred an already great model !
    In my little world it's still 1973 so please don't mind the C Liners, Trainmasters and Alco's........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puddington View Post
    The lived their CN lives in the "noodle" livery and were pulled from service in the mid 1970's by the Canadian Transport authorities due to their lack of a rear door for emergency egress....
    I've always wondered why the Skyviews weren't passed on to VIA rail when the Crusader observation car had the same problem but they were passed on and operated for a few years before being retired from VIA service.

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