Uses of the various cars
after the train was discontinued in 1914
Observation Car Yahk No. 751.
The stock market crash of 1929 sets many railroad operations into a tailspin. The cars are now over 20 years old, and are beginning to show their age. They are put into storage, finally being put up for sale, or scrapping. Curzon is sold and becomes a country summer cottage in 1934 its wheels and undercarriage removed and the body set on a foundation
As railways compete for declining traffic, the heavyweight steel car construction era also ends due to the Great Depression, and lightweight car design takes over in the mid-1930's. The lightweight streamlined era is given a highlight in the mid-1950's in Canada with the introduction of the stainless steel lightweight "Canadian". However, it is the swan song of luxury rail travel not only in Canada, but also in North America. Jet air travel takes over long distance travel.