City of Montreal radio modified

Radio Room: City of Montreal/??. R/O was Mike Jones who advises ” If the red funnel on these two city liners is a bit puzzling, they were part of the Canadian City Line on the Canada / India run. The City of Montreal was launched as City of Sydney, but when the refrigerated cargoes from Australia and New Zealand dried up in the early sixties, Ellerman’s set up a separate Canadian line changing the names to City of Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. The City of Hull joined in the early seventies, and they didn’t change the name for some reason. The funnel is red with a white diamond and a red maple leaf in it. It sort of compliments the then separatists in Quebec Province.”

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