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Rob Archer

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #315 on: March 04, 2018, 08:10:49 AM »
Thanks Zeprome - I hope my stay is permanent too.
Unfortunately Wayne still has computer issues. His health isn't too good either.






I think the biggest absence we have seen is from you Rob! Where have you been? That said, I haven't seen Mr. Wayne on the forum for a while. I thought you two went on a big hiatus!

Glad to see you're back. I hope that your stay is permanent!

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #315 on: March 04, 2018, 08:10:49 AM »

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #316 on: March 04, 2018, 10:28:21 AM »
@Rob Archer

I hope his recovery will be steadfast! Best wishes!

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #317 on: March 13, 2018, 05:46:24 PM »
It is a gloomy March day here in Mississauga. +1 degree with sleet showers.
So, let's go back to last summer when the days were warm and the sun bright.
Lots of Columbias were on the road
Carmel



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An older FLD had just pulled out of Musket's yard.








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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #318 on: March 15, 2018, 06:52:45 AM »


NBT - New Bhandal Transport runs out of Brampton.



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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #319 on: March 17, 2018, 05:15:31 AM »
Sim Trans with a Cascadia sleeper returning after leaving a container.


Unknown Coronado goes up the street after leaving Musket's Container Yard while a John Grant Haulage Mack heads to their yard.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #320 on: March 17, 2018, 01:22:38 PM »
Here's a interesting can I found last year.



Rob, perhaps you know something about GMP and this container? What is it? The prefix NONU is probably the same as XXXU which is the designation used for an independent box sold to a buyer. That means that the box is no longer under lend-lease or steamship line ownership.

It might be a regular box but the front seems different from the rest.
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« Reply #321 on: March 17, 2018, 01:32:04 PM »
It's definitely not your typical can, I'm curious to find out about the 3 ports on the front too.

As far as NONU goes I found 3 results from RR's comprehensive listing of can companies:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsList.aspx?id=NONU

2 were marked with a special designation for CSX, and the third is a 40' painted over from another company.

I agree with you, hard to tell who's using it and for what. Nice find though.

Also Google turned up this but I'm not sure if we can trust this listing:
http://shipping-container-info.com/container-owner/nonu-container-owner-code-schenker-italiana-spa

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #322 on: March 17, 2018, 05:13:25 PM »


NBT - New Bhandal Transport runs out of Brampton.



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Mr. Archer, love the Trucks as always but that Building... Is it really as wide and narrow as it looks?

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #323 on: March 17, 2018, 05:40:06 PM »
Rick; it is. I often imagine what a real gust of wind might do. :o
It's a high rise rental  apartment building. ::)
Those upper floors must sway on a windy day.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #324 on: March 18, 2018, 06:44:47 AM »
GMP was a drayage cartage company but now that you mention it I haven't seen them around.
Containers have all sorts of second life uses. They are very versatile.

The name on this carrier makes me smile - in an ironic way - Ontario Best Carrier.

These look like they are no longer in service but on a second life. Cut down 40 foot drybox?


Ontario Oldest Carrier perhaps.

And from the Weary Truck files comes this Century daycab.

Perhaps it's in a post CT (Central) career?

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #325 on: March 18, 2018, 08:49:17 AM »
Frankly I don’t think any carrier should be calling themselves the “best” carrier. That said, the name was probably a vision and goal of the past. Sure they will strive to provide “better” services but there are many better carriers in the market now. You’re right about their second life uses. Not uncommon to see these boxes lying on the ground for storage purposes. However, I question the many off-hire boxes in gigantic yards. Probably won’t be moving for centuries. I know containers can be transformed into living spaces but I heard that brand new containers are worth the cost especially when it can be produced more cheaply and better. (E.g. China)

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #326 on: March 22, 2018, 01:26:40 PM »
What's the prefix on the blue can hauled by Ontario Best?

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #327 on: March 23, 2018, 09:39:29 AM »
What's the prefix on the blue can hauled by Ontario Best?

I didn't catch it.
I think they are retired and used for storage.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #328 on: March 25, 2018, 11:32:26 AM »
Another update - no interesting or obscure cans this time though.
Let's kick this off with TRUMP...Transportation of Brampton and Etobicoke. Drayage experts. No known relationship to The Donald either.

Maersk reefer can.

EGGR - I've been seeing these for a few weeks and finally got a picture. They are from L'Assomption Quebec and are primarily petroleum haulers according to their website. Yet, here they are hauling containers from Mississauga.
http://www.eggr.ca/en/


ATF is located in Vaughn, northwest of Toronto near CP's Toronto Intermodal Yard.


The Kenworth has a PACLEASE decal on the door and one for Transplus. This company is based in Montreal and has a Toronto branch in the Malton district of Mississauga. They also have a branch in the Seaway Valley town of Brockville.


Virdi Trucking is based in Brampton. This International has just come from the Toronto Annex.


Vision Plastic Recycling Mack daycab went to the Toronto Annex. I think to get an empty to load with recycled materials for export.

(crappy picture...there had been a car in the way but a first sighting of this company)

And, that's it for this update.


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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #329 on: April 03, 2018, 07:47:13 PM »
Update - April 3 action

Adams Cargo Volvo leaving Annex after leaving a can.
 

Virdi with FCIU 370383 8
I was able to see a trace screen for this can on the CMA CGN website.
Belawan ID
Transfered at  Port Kelang MY
carried to Halifax.
Rail to Toronto - released for local delivery on Monday.
I shot the container being returned to the terminal. It was checked in as Empty at 15:24


I thought CERVUS was the local cartage company but it is the name of the chain of Peterbilt dealers in Ontario.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #329 on: April 03, 2018, 07:47:13 PM »