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From the best information we have, Canadian National's Bonaventure pattern was originally a marine pattern. The earlier pieces are dated in the late 1940's and early 1950's, and do not show the word "Railways" in the logo. The logo is also offset to the right of top center, in the same manner as is seen on Truro or Rupert pattern china. Use apparently lapsed in the mid-1950's, and the pattern was put into storage. In the late 1960's, the pattern was revived for use in railroad dining cars. What new pieces were made at this time had the word "Railways" added to the logo, and the logo was moved to top dead center. Thus,the early version of Bonaventure was both a steamship and railroad pattern, but the later version was only used in railroad dining cars.
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