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Archives research collection Canadian Pacific Railway Company Steam locomotives
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Royal Hudson mainline special : Vancouver to Calgary on CP Rail

The item is an audio recording of railroad sounds recorded along the CPR main line on the B.C. section of the cross-Canada bicentennial trip of the B.C. Museum display train, between Vancouver and Calgary. The recording begins on March 30, 1978 with the departure of the Museum Train from Vancouver's CP Rail station, pulled by the Royal Hudson 2860 steam locomotive. About 1/3 of the way through this track, the train approaches Mission City and passes through. The last sequence is the approach to North Bend in the Fraser Canyon. The second track begins with the train leaving Golden and labouring through Kicking Horse Canyon. Sound of 2860 and train departing from Banff. Near Cochrane, Alberta, a westbound CP Rail freight passes, and 2860 continues towards Calgary.