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
Cylinders 22" x 30" Drivers 75" Pressure 275 lbs. Tractive Effort 45,300 All built by Montreal Locomotive Works.
Royal Hudsons 2820-2864
H1c 2820 first of the semi-streamlined 2800's. MLW #68956
9/1937 Glen, Montreal 3/24/1960
Missing its Royal Crown which had become a collectors
2821 shop track Glen. 3/1947 Canadian Pacific Railway
/Steve Morris Collection
2821 H1c class on No. 232 from Ottawa at Montreal
West. October 6, 1958 Joseph Testagrose Collection.
H1c 2822 with Sunday afternoon
train for Ottawa. Montreal West. June 21,1959 Bob Krone
H1c 2823 has stopped with a Monday suburban train to
Montreal. The engineer looks back for a signal to depart.
2825 missing the CPR emblem on the cab! Glen shop track. Bud Laws Collection
2825 at Montreal West bound for Ottawa. March 25, 1941. Bud Laws Collection
Coaling up with clam bucket. This was the normal method.
Crown Street, Quebec City.
2828 Westmount March 25, 1941 Bud Laws Collection
The War was over and CP was struggling to get back to normal after the heavy toll on its infrastructure and equipment when this picture was taken in March, 1947 . We see 2828, one of the famed Royal Hudson's backing its way from Glen Yard towards Windsor Station in Montreal. The practice of backing engines down from the Glen Yard shop track two miles to Windsor Station could be challenging for firemen and enginemen half hanging out windows during winter blizzards or when the temperature dipped to the -20s. During the 1430-1600 hr. period there would be a steady stream of cleaned and serviced engines making their way from Glen Yard to Windsor Station and coupling up to their respective trains. Engine 2828 was built in October, 1937 and scrapped almost to the day she was built in October, 1958 after only 21 years of service. The Glen Yard was the engine's "home" . Both the engine and the yard are now just memories.
Canadian Pacific Railway /Steve Morris Collection
2828 Same place, sixteen years later! Bill Thomson
2833 in a nice shot on the Winnipeg shop track. c.1941 Bud Laws Collection
H1c 2834 MLW 68971 11/1937 hauling freight. Winnipeg. 1953 Joe Boreskie/Joseph Testagrose Collection
Another view of 2834 a few years later. Still a Manitoba
District engine assigned to Winnipeg.
2837 No.5 The Dominion westbound at Carberry, Manitoba. April 28, 1952 Doug Phillips
Only a few of these cars were through from the east,
as most of the cars will have originated at Winnipeg which was a very
big distribution center for the west in those days. For example the
Eatons catalogs were printed in the Peg in a huge
warehouse and most items as mail orders were delivered by CP Express
on CP lines. Overseas bulk mail delivered by CPR steamships in Quebec,
Montreal and/or Saint John NB was transferred across country to Vancouver,
BC in No 5 for forwarding to Pacific destinations. One steamship line
made a direct connection Vancouver to Australia which ended around 1952/53
were starting to make their in roads.
The Dominion No. 4 engine 2839 just west of Rossport,
Ontario destined Toronto. August 15, 1951.
Note: The Dominion operated as Number 8 Vancouver-Montreal. A second train Number 4 Vancouver-Toronto.
This locomotive was once part of the Government of Ontario
collection for the still-born Transportation Museum in Toronto.
H1c 2841 on the shop track at the Glen ready for the afternoon train to Ottawa. 6/22/1959 Bob Krone
Brand new H-1-c 2842 (MLW #68955 9/1937) Not yet a Royal
Note: 2838-2842 were built with boosters for
use on the grades of the rugged Algoma District and were
Almost new 2842 leaving Windsor station Montreal in
1938 Joseph Testagrose Collection
2842 now assigned to John Street in Toronto not long
afterwards judging by the stack cowl. Not yet a Royal Hudson.
2846 with a clear stack and a short passenger train
of mostly headend cars with a caboose for freight crew manning train.
2847 (MLW 68979 12/1937) Brandon, MB 1939 Not yet a Royal Hudson.
H1c 2847 still without a crown! Elephant-eared G3 2347.
H1c 2848 (MLW 68979 12/1937) at 18th Street Tower, Brandon,
Manitoba. 6/4/1939 Most likely this is The Dominion.
2848 running as Second 3 The Dominion with a
clear stack! Brandon 911/1947
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 1939 Royal tour.
H1d 2850 likely has just arrived with the Royal Train
in Vancouver. May 29, 1939 Bud Laws Collection
One of ten H1d sub-class 2850 MLW 69100 8/1938 Vancouver 5/31/1939 E.Towler/Bud Laws Collection
2850 "The" Royal Hudson shown here on public display. Bud Laws Collection
2850 is just another Twenty Eight Hundred here at Winnipeg 8/24/1957 Peter Cox
H1d 2852 MLW #69102 8/1938 Ron Visockis Collection
2854 Winnipeg April 1940 Bud Laws Collection
2858 most likely at Lambton and in its last year 1959.
2859 and 2821 on the shop track at the Glen. Richard Solomon/Joseph Testagrose Collection
Number 7 The Dominion engine 2859 westbound from Montreal to Vancouver.
North Bay August 1953 John McIntosh/Jonathan Archibald Collection Two photos.
Cape solarium observation sleeper brings up the rear of The Dominion.
2859 taking water at unknown location c.1940's Bud Laws Collection
Note: Only the H1e sub-class 2860-2864 (last Royal Hudsons) built MLW June 1940 were built new as oil-fired.
H1e 2860 back when it was just another "2800".
Seen here with the Vancouver transfer in May 1956. J.F.Orem
2860 at Sicamous, BC July 6, 1941 Bud Laws Collection
2861 also at Sicamous same day. July, 1941 Bud Laws Collection
2861 Kamloops July 1953 Bud Laws Collection
2862 brand new in builder's official photograph. MLW
69294 June 1940.
2862 at Salmon Arm, BC August 3, 1940 Bud Laws Collection
Wartime headlight shroud to reduce visibility from the air on west coast. 1943 Doug Phillips Collection
2862 Vancouver 1955. Stan Styles
2863 on the shop track at Revelstoke. August 13, 1941. Bud Laws Collection
2863 just two years later and now without the streamlined
stack cowl, but still with teardrop classification lights.
2863 crossing Smythe Street (east end of Drake Street terminal) 1953. Leif Sorensen Collection.
2864 the last Royal Hudson, on the shop track at Revelstoke. August 13, 1941. Bud Laws Collection
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