To celebrate the Jubilee (50th Anniversary) of
Trans Canada passenger train service the CPR operated specially decorated
steam locomotives on The Dominion from Montreal to Vancouver.
H1a 2803 all dolled up "From Sea to Sea 1886-1936" Commemorating
50 years of CPR service across Canada.
Well known is photograph of 2803 on No.7 The Dominion leaving
Montreal on June 28, 1936.
Employees and spectators all want a look!
City of Vancouver Archives/Walter E. Frost
Spotted in a perfect "rods down" position for the photographer.
2702 and 371 (actually 374 and said not to be operable) pose side-by-side.
5905 was a lesser-known Jubilee Train engine which obviously was used
Vancouver June 28, 1936 City of Vancouver Archives/Walter E. Frost
371 all ready to celebrate the Jubilee (50th
Anniversary) of Trans Canada passenger train service.
Note: 371 was scrapped back in 1915 so 374 was renumbered and substituted.
374 was restored and displayed
at the restored Drake Street roundhouse during the
374 all decorated poses
with 2862 in Vancouver 1946. Canadian Pacific Railway/Steve Morris
SA class 374 long displayed at Kitsilano Beach. Shown at the restored Drake Street roundhouse in downtown Vancouver during 122nd. anniversary festivities held May 17, 2009. Balto/RailroadForums.com
2702 on still passenger ten years later. August 4, 1946
2706 on typical 1940's passenger train, likely The Dominion.
Note: G4 class 2700's were regular power until dieselization on North Bend - Vancouver passenger trains.
Above photographs: City of Vancouver Archives/Walter E. Frost
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