I just finished up this Van. Its kit bashed from a Atlas ICC Center Cupola Caboose. I modified it to look like the Cartier Railway Vans built by Morrison Knudson. In my version of history the Algonquin ordered these at the same time as the Cartier.
I weathered it with Oil Washes and PanPastels. It features scratch built steps to increase the number to 3 steps vs. the 2 steps the model comes with, along with scratch built brass end hand rails to match the prototype. I also changed two of the windows on each side to represent the large windows with the aluminum trim on the prototype. It also features a complete brake rigging system.
AGN GP7 #711 is preparing to leave Whitney Yard in Northern Ontario with a single empty Wabash Boxcar that just delivered a load of Grumman Aluminum Canoes to the Outfitter in town.