Canadian Pacific “Empress” #2816

Although the era of the steam locomotive is long since past, it is nice to know that the Canadian Pacific Railway has one 80-year-old legend still on active duty hauling passenger cars through the Rockies.

The Empress is a Hudson 4-6-4 steam locomotive; some of her sisters (2820 through 2864) later gained the moniker Royal Hudson after one of their class hauled King George VI’s train throughout the Dominion in 1939 without any breakdowns.

See more of Empress at CPR’s photo gallery.

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