Canadian Pacific Railway
65 of these engines comprised the second largest fleet
of 4-6-4's in North America after the New York Central
These locomotives were a major advancement in performance
especially for heavy long-haul trains.
2808 hauled The Dominion from Fort William to Calgary
a distance of 1,252 miles
Cylinders 22" x 30" Drivers 75" Pressure 275 lbs. Tractive Effort 45,300 All built by Montreal Locomotive Works.
H1a 2800-2809 11-12/1929
H1a 2800 (first of ten) fresh out of Angus shops poses
for its official photograph. MLW 68058 11/1929
H1a 2803 all dolled up "From Sea to Sea 1886-1936"
Commemorating 50 years of CPR service across Canada.
2804 with CPR cab emblem, added side panel and smoke deflectors. Francis Gschwind/Bud Laws Collection
2804 later years without "elephant ears" and
looking a little tired with rods off and stack covered
H1a 2807 (MLW #68605 12/1929) with empty hoppers for coal
loading at Prescott. Ottawa West c.1950
2808 brand new ex MLW. December 1929. CPR/Steve Morris Collection
First of ten H1b 2810 (MLW #68529 11/1930) in official
2810 with experimental inboard smoke deflectors.Outremont
shop track 5/1937
2810 in a great action scene Number 505 (Montreal-Ottawa)
racing through Beaconsfield, Que. 4/29/1944
2810 with standard style smoke deflectors. Glen 5/23/1947 George Parks/Bruce Chapman Collection
The future is here. General Motors 754 A-B-A F3 diesels
on CNR sit beside 2810 in Ottawa Union Station.
2811 (MLW #68530 11/1930) in original style. Westmount
June 19, 1931 Bud Laws Collection
2811 restyled with number panel on running board and beaver emblem on cab.
2811 at Windsor Station. October 1940 Bud Laws Collection
2811 with Third Class symbol freight 911 due to depart Smiths Falls yard 12:45 p.m.for Chalk River Subdivision destined to Sault Ste.Marie. July 19,1958 Smiths Falls Robert F. Collins/James A.Brown Collection
H1b 2811 (MLW #68530 11/1930) near Angus with what appears
to be a mixed train. Actually, it is service equipment.
H1b 2812 with experimental smoke deflectors. MLW 68531 11/1930
Spotless 2812 even in the Depression, the Glen shop track 6/27/1932 W.Raia/Joseph Testagrose Collection
2812 in original appearance. Location and date unknown
except prior to May 12, 1936 when running board panel applied with
engine number relocated there and shield logo applied to the cab in its
2813 outshopped with smoke deflectors. Montreal 1936 CPR/Steve Morris Collection
2815 with smoke deflectors on an Ottawa train at Montreal West. March 25, 1941 Bud Laws Collection
Here is 2815 again by this time downgraded to freight
service (running Extra) out of Montreal. January 1950
H1b 2816 (MLW #68535 12/1930) when it was just another
2800. Who would have ever guessed its future?
2816 with suburban (commuter) train from Rigaud at Montreal West. 6/22/1959 Bob Krone
2817 with rare inboard smoke deflectors. Unknown location
and date. Bud Laws Collection.
H1b 2819 last standard 2800. MLW 68538 12/1930
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