Canadian Pacific Railway Trains and Wagons. These CPR Locomotives pull freight, lumber and passenger coaches across Canada from the Pacific to the Montreal

Canadian Pacific Railway Trains and Wagons. These Locomotives pull freight, lumber and passenger coaches across Canada from the Pacific to the Atlantic They are just like the ones you can drive with Microsoft train simulator

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Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotives and Wagons

The famous Canadian Pacific Railway, its trains, high mountain and long flat prairie routes that cross Canada from Vancouver to Montreal is know throughout the world. You can buy toy trains of it's rolling stock and drive its Locomotives in Microsoft's Train Simulator. The main train routes link with other branch lines. You can go to the ski resorts of Banff and Whistler. You can also see the Polar Bears of Churchill. The railway was originally built between Eastern Canada and British Columbia between 1881 and 1885. It is now primarily a freight railway but the CPR was for many many years the only practical way of crossing the many provinces of Canada. It was instrumental in the development and settlement of  Western Canada. The hard working Canadian Beaver was chosen as it's logo. VIA Rail Canada now runs the passenger trains. in the early years the CPR's steam locomotives were American 4-4-0 and they also used the 4-6-0 and 2-8-0 locomotives especially in the mountains. 100 years ago they used 4-62 pacific trains and 4-6-4 Hudson locomotives which were used both for freight and passenger trains. 1929 was the year CPR got its hands on the first 2-10-4 Selkirk Steam Locomotive, the largest steam trains to run in Canada. In 1937 the Canadian Pacific Railway obtained its first diesel electric locomotive. In 1949 8x A and 4 x B Alco FA1 road locomotives were introduced along with 5 RS-2 road switchers. in 1948 after the war the Montreal locomotive Works started production of Alco diesel designs. CPR's trains are now built by General Motor Diesel, Montreal Locomotive Works and Canadian Locomotive Company. In 1995 Cp started to use GE Transport Systems AC traction locomotives in Canada. In 2004 CPR had 1,622 Locomotives and 507 of them were AC.

Revelstoke Railway Museum

If you drive through the Rockie Mountains in Canada from Vancouver to Calgary via Banff you drive by a pleasant town called Revelstoke. Turn off the Trans-Canadian Highway number one and treat yourself to an hour walking around the new and old railway rolling stock of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP Rail). Locomotives on show are the old steam engine CP5468. Rolling Stock includes CP437477, CP421237, CP404116, CP400573, CP402811, CP401027, CP4, CP404944, CP404141, CP 404797, CP400823. What I loved seeing was the CP Rail Snow Plow. There is information about the golden spike the last rail spike that linked the and completed the Trans Canadian Railway. It is situated by the side of the railway so there is a great atmosphere looking at the static exhibits whilst the long fright trains rumble past just 50 yards away. Many of my photographs of working trains were taken at the nearby CP railway yard.

Revelstoke Railway Museum 

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