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British American Oil Co., Ltd. (10/1912-1/1960)
Canadian General Transit Co. (4/1960-1/1961)

Background

British American Oil Co. offices were located in Toronto, ON, and this company was one of the older Canadian private car owners with the earliest known listing in the ORER, being first listed in 10/1912. At this time, there was a note that cars were originally lettered with BAX reporting marks, but were being relettered BAOX as quickly as possible. From 10/1928 through 1/1961 FOKX reporting marks were also used for the Fidelity Oil Co. By 7/1946, Union Oil Co. of Canada cars were added to the BAOX fleet, but not relettered immediately — however, beginning in 1947 it would appear that their remaining cars were relettered with BAOX reporting marks and new numbers, with all cars having been completed by mid-1949.

In 4/1960 their cars were transferred to CGTX listings and quickly renumbered to CGTX numbers (most apparently in the CGTX 2100-2978 series), with both BAOX and FOKX reporting marks being eliminated in 4/1961.

Early ORERs are unhelpful in terms of exact grouping, however, Tank Car Capacities volumes have proved very helpful in understanding the B-A fleet.

Special thanks to Greg Kinnelly and Kerry Davis for their assistance.

Data has been taken from the following ORERs (MM/YY): 10/1912-2/1918, 4/1919-5/1920, 8/1920, 1/1921, 7/1921-1/1927, 3/1927-8/1928, 10/1928-8/1929, 10/1929-10/1956 & 4/1957-1/1961.

Data has been taken from the following TCCs (MM/YY): 8/1919, 6/1936, 9/1955 & 8/1960.

BAOX/FOKX

Number

AAR

Description

#Blt

In-Svc. Dates

IL

IH

Dr.

gal.

Bldr.

Blt. Dates

Notes

101-125

TM

Tank

25

10/1912-8/1920

 

 

 

10700

?

?

 

126-131

TM

Tank

6

10/1912-8/1920

 

 

 

8250

?

?

 

132-140

TM

Tank

9

1/1913-1/1919

 

 

 

8050

?

?

 

141-150

TM

Tank

10

5/1913-1/1947

 

 

 

6140

?

?

 

151-165

TM

Tank

15

7/1916-8/1920

 

 

 

8250

?

?

 

166-180

TM

Tank

15

6/1917-8/1920

 

 

 

8250

?

?

 

181-198

TM

Tank

18

6/1917-1/1961

 

 

 

10135

STC?

5/17

Stl. ARA-III. re#CGTX 2600-2614? /60-/61.

201-223

TM

Tank

10

2/1917-1/1961

 

 

 

6300

STC?

?

BAOX 201 is 2 compt.

210-222

TM

Tank

10

7/1938-1/1961

 

 

 

5200

STC?

?

Stl. ARA-III. re#CGTX 2100-2109 /60-/61.

224-230

"

"

"

7/1938-1/1961

 

 

 

5200

NSC

6/38

Stl. ICC-103. re#CGTX 2400-2407 /60-/61.

251-268

TM

Tank

18

7/1918-1/1919

 

 

 

8000

?

?

 

269-294

TM

Tank

26

4/1919-1/1961

 

 

 

10000

STC?

12/18-7/19

Stl. ARA-III. re#CGTX 2617-2631 /60-/61.

295-346

TM

Tank

52

8/1920-1/1961

 

 

 

10000

STC?

5/20

Stl. ARA-III. re#CGTX 2632-2640 & 2801-2837 /60-/61.

347-375

TM

Tank

50

7/1923-1/1961

 

 

 

10000

STC

3-4/23

Stl. ARA-III. re#CGTX 2641-2652 & 2838-2851 /60-/61.

376-380

"

"

"

7/1923-1/1961

 

 

 

"

STC

4/23

Stl. ARA-III. rblt as 3-compt. by 6/36, 376-378 & 380 re#CGTX 2975-2978 /60-/61.

381-396

"

"

"

7/1923-1/1961

 

 

 

"

STC

8/23

Stl. ARA-III. re#CGTX 2653-2660 & 2852-2857 /60-/61.

397-421

TM

Tank

25

7/1925-1/1961

 

 

 

10000

STC?

12/19-2/20

Stl. ARA-III. x? c/24-25?, re#2661-2663? & 2858-2877? /60-/61.

422-446

TM

Tank

25

3/1928-1/1961

 

 

 

8000

?

8/27

Stl. ARA-III. re#CGTX 2200-2213 & 2500-2509 /60-/61.

447-456

TM

Tank

10

7/1933-1/1961

 

 

 

8000

?

3/20

Stl. ARA-III. x? c/32-/33?, re#CGTX 2214-2222 /60-/61.

457-461

TM

Tank

5

1/1939-1/1961

 

 

 

8000

?

?

Stl. ARA-III. x? c/38?, re#CGTX 2510-2514 /60-/61.

462-465

TM

Tank

4

10/1940-1/1961

 

 

 

6700i

?

2/23-/27

Stl. ARA-III. x? c/40+. 462-464 re#CGTX 2515-2517 /60-/61.

481-498

TM

Tank

4

10/1940-1/1961

 

 

 

6750i

?

?

Stl. ARA-III. xUOKX 409-434 series, 505-507 & 8000-8037 series? BAOX 481-483, 487 & 489 /45-/49, re#CGTX 2223-2227? /60-/61.

499

TM

Tank

4

10/1940-1/1961

 

 

 

6700i

?

?

Stl. ARA-III. x?

500-549

TM

Tank

50

10/1937-1/1961

 

 

 

6000i

?

?

Stl. ARA-III. 3 compt. x? rblt by NSC 7/33, re#CGTX 2900-2949 /60-/61.

550-552

TM

Tank

3

1/1949-1/1961

 

 

 

6000i

?

?

Stl. ARA-III. 3 compt. x? rblt by NSC? 8/33, x? c/49, re#CGTX 2950-2952 /60-/61.

600-604

TMI

Tank

5

7/1938-1/1961

 

 

 

8400i

CCF

4/38

Stl. ICC-103. re#CGTX 2878-2882? /60-/61.

626-633

TM

Tank

8

7/1943-1/1961

 

 

 

8000i

?

?

Stl. x? c/42-/43, re#CGTX 2664-2671 /60-/61.

640-642

TM

Tank

3

10/1946?-1/1961

 

 

 

8425i

?

?

Stl. x? c/46, re#CGTX 2672-2674 /60-/61.

643-645

TM

Tank

3

10/1946?-1/1961

 

 

 

8400i

?

?

Stl. x? c/46, re#CGTX 2675-2677 /60-/61.

646-650

TM

Tank

5

10/1946?-1/1961

 

 

 

8400i

?

?

Stl. xUOKX 10047, 10050, 10055, 10060 & 10063? c/46, re#CGTX 2678-2682 /60-/61.

651

TM

Tank

1

10/1946?-1/1961

 

 

 

8400i

?

?

Stl. xUOKX 10198 c/46, re#PGE X-1936 /57,.

652-661

TM

Tank

10

10/1946?-1/1961

 

 

 

8450i

?

7/23

Stl. xUOKX 10248-10249, 10263, 10279, 10281, 10284-10285, 10302, 10328 & 10338? c/46, re#CGTX 2683-2689 /60-/61.

662-665

TM

Tank

?

not listed

 

 

 

 

?

?

Stl. xUOKX 10343, 10354, 10356 & 10370? c/46.

666-671

TM

Tank

3+

10/1947-1/1961

 

 

 

8450i

?

?

Stl. ARA-III. x? c/47.

672-686

TM

Tank

15

10/1948-1/1961

 

 

 

8350i

?

7/18

Stl. ARA-III. x? c/48, re#CGTX 2883-2896 /60.

701-765

TMI

Tank

65

4/1952-1/1961

 

 

 

10350i

CCF

3-4/52

Stl. ICC-103. re#CGTX 2700-2764 /60-/61.

800-820

TM

Tank

21

4/1927-9/1930

 

 

 

10000

?

?

Leased from Quaker City Tank Line.

800-849

TM

Tank

?

4/1954-1/1961

 

 

 

12500

CCF?

1-2/54

Stl. ICC-103W. re#CGTX 20001-20050 /60-/61.

821-830

TM

Tank

10

4/1927-9/1930

 

 

 

12500

?

?

Leased from Quaker City Tank Line.

831-881

TM

Tank

50

4/1927-6/1931

 

 

 

10000

?

?

Leased from Quaker City Tank Line.

882-902

TM

Tank

22

4/1927-6/1931

 

 

 

10100

?

?

Leased from Quaker City Tank Line.

903

"

"

"

9/1927-6/1931

 

 

 

"

?

?

 

976-995

TPI

Tank

?

4/1952-1/1961

 

 

 

12500

ACF

/52?

Stl. ICC-105A300W. re#CGTX 22001-22020 /60-/61.

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