Okay, so I’m still digging around looking for my copy of Allan Graham’s book. I’m still pretty sure I’ve gone and lost it but I keep finding small stashes of paper too which leads me to believe that (A) I am more of a pack-rat than even I thought I was and (B) that book just might still be hiding somewhere. Gosh I hope (B) works out.
Anyway I found an envelope and inside I found this document.
At the time of the letter’s writing CN were implementing a major re-numbering of all their sidings. Based on the acronyms in the letter it looks like they were starting to implement an electronic records management system. Attached to the letter is a stack of legal-sized sheets of paper with basically every siding located on PEI, by location. As posting text to the blog is easier than posting images and PDF scans I will transcribe the list and post that.
This should provide a pretty interesting snapshot of what operations were possible in 1974. This is another piece of the puzzle and in 1974 the Island was still all RSC-13’s and 70 tonners.