Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Empress of India


The daily Canadian Pacific passenger train from Winnipeg arrives in Calgary shortly after the commencement of regular service in the fall of 1883. Locomotive No. 147 was formerly government engine No. 5 - "Empress of India" - acquired when the Company took over the government-built section of the main line between Port Arthur and Rat Portage, later Kenora, in the spring of 1883. - From CPR History