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The Alberta Government (1981-present)

Background

The Alberta Government followed the lead of the Canadian government in 1981 by acquiring 1,000 grain cars lettered for the Alberta Heritage Fund. ALNX cars were assigned to Canadian National, and ALPX cars to Canadian Pacific. In the early 1990s they began to have their cars repainted into the Alberta billboard scheme, with most cars having lettering for various Alberta towns added. Reporting marks added 1/1981. ALBX and ALCX reporting marks were added by 7/2020, with ALBX reporting marks for former ALNX cars and ALCX reporting marks for former ALPX cars.

Data has been taken from the following ORERs (MM/YY): 1/1981-1/2008 & 7/2008-7/2020.

ALBX

Number

AAR

Description

#Blt

In-Svc. Dates

IL

IH

Dr.

Cu.Ft.

Bldr.

Blt. Dates

Notes

396000-396476

LO

Cyl. Cov. Hopper

162+

not listed

59.0*

 

 

4550

NSC

1-3/81

Stl. xALNX/CN 396000-396476.

396477

"

"

"

not listed

"

 

 

"

NSC

/83

Stl. xALNX/CN 396477.

396478

LO

Cyl. Cov. Hopper

1+

not listed

59.0*

 

 

4550

NSC

2/85

Stl. xALNX/CN 396478.

396479

"

"

"

not listed

"

 

 

"

NSC?

/87?

Stl. xALNX/CN 396479.

ALCX

Number

AAR

Description

#Blt

In-Svc. Dates

IL

IH

Dr.

Cu.Ft.

Bldr.

Blt. Dates

Notes

628000-628322

LO

Cyl. Cov. Hopper

121+

not listed

59.0*

 

 

4550

NSC

12/80-1/81

Stl. xALPX 628000-628322.

628323-628522

"

"

"

not listed

"

 

 

"

HST

4-6/81

Stl. xALPX 628323-628522.

ALNX

Number

AAR

Description

#Blt

In-Svc. Dates

IL

IH

Dr.

Cu.Ft.

Bldr.

Blt. Dates

Notes

396000-396476

LO

Cyl. Cov. Hopper

477

1/1981-in svc.

59.0*

 

 

4550

NSC

1-3/81

Stl. re#CN/ALBX 396000-396476.

396477

"

"

"

10/1983-in svc.

"

 

 

"

NSC

/83

Stl. re#CN/ALBX 396477.

396478

LO

Cyl. Cov. Hopper

2

7/1985-in svc.

59.0*

 

 

4550

NSC

2/85

Stl. re#CN/ALBX 396478.

396479

"

"

"

4/1987-in svc.

"

 

 

"

NSC?

/87?

Stl. re#CN/ALBX 396478.

ALPX

Number

AAR

Description

#Blt

In-Svc. Dates

IL

IH

Dr.

Cu.Ft.

Bldr.

Blt. Dates

Notes

628000-628322

LO

Cyl. Cov. Hopper

523

1/1981-in svc.

59.0*

 

 

4550

NSC

12/80-1/81

Stl. re#ALCX 628000-628322.

628323-628522

"

"

"

1/1981-in svc.

"

 

 

"

HST

4-6/81

Stl. re#ALCX 628323-628522.

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