Thursday, October 2, 2008

CP 2816 Empress Steam Locomotive Last Run

I found out yesterday that CP 2816 Empress will be returning from Vancouver arriving in Calgary on October 9th via the Crowsnest Pass. I unfortunately missed her departure from Calgary. Therefore, I'm taking next Thursday off from work to get some pictures of CP 2816's last run of the year and possibly, from what I understood, the absolute last run ever or at least hopefully only for a few years. Apparently the diesel F units, FP7A 1400, FP9A 1401, F9B 1900 will be barned as well. I believe 1401 and 1900 are this trip with 2816.

First, news that NBEC was acquired by CN, and now CP is supposedly putting a few of their engines in storage. This is not fair as I don not nearly have enough pictures of these.

If anyone can confirm, correct me or add to any of this, please do so.



Anonymous said...

the Empress 2816 is going to be pulling a VIA Rail consist for a fundraiser for BC Easter Seals Camps tomorrow, Saturday, October 4th from Pacific Central Station in Vancouver to Mission and back. You can find more information on facebook if you google Railroader Express.

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jddc.trains said...

Hi Eric

Thanks for the comment, I'll be taking a look at your site as well. Consider yourself added to the list. You may mine to yours as well.