The funniest post on the Steam Era Freight Car List ever goes to;
For this hilarious bit of fiction revolving around what the new car being worked on at Yarmouth Model Works might be;
There were six of those cars. They belonged to the Canadian
National's Mexican subsidiary, CNdeM. Designed by August
Ferdinand Möbius, they were unique in all of North America in having
three sides. Side "A" was lettered CANADIAN NATIONAL of MEXICO, side
"B", CANADIEN NATIONAL du MEXIQUE, and side "C", CANADIAN NATIONAL de
MÉXICO. They were used in sealed, bonded service transporting brightly
colored household goods from Mexico to Canada, and monochromatic outdoor
furniture on the return trips.
The service was
terminated after a particularly tragic event, when several Canadian
citizens, fleeing the oppressive ennui of their homeland in search of a
new, if not flamboyant, at least less boring, life south of the
border(s). died in a sealed boxcar that was inadvertently routed through
Chicago. When the car was finally opened, their last, heartbreaking
words were found written on one of the inside walls. Those words
resonate to this day to citizens of our neighbor to the north seeking
something better: "Beige is not a color!"
The six cars were converted to Geometry cars. It's good to see that models will soon be available.
And now that many have figured it out, this is the prototype we're working on;