The "Empress" at Banff, Alberta - Date unknown Canadian Pacific
13 May 2011
CP Empress 2816 Steam Locomotive
Calgary Alberta - Steaming out of the past comes CP 2816 Empress steam locomotive. The resurrected locomotive 2816 re-entered active service in 2001 as a roving ambassador for Canadian Pacific. The CP Empress is now a significant component of our Community Connect program.
CP's 2816 is a class H1b Hudson type locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works in December 1930. The CP Empress is now the only surviving H1b Hudson and is one of only a handful of preserved and operating CPR steam locomotives in North America.
We are pleased to share that CP's community ambassador, the Empress 2816 Steam Train will be taking to the rails once again this summer with all proceeds from public ticket sales in support of the Children's Wish Foundation.
The following are some the dates and locations for our summer program. These are subject to change and some additional dates may be added. Public tickets for many of these dates will be available through the Children's Wish Website by the end of May. Please keep checking back or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.
2011 Season Schedule
· 24 Jun 2011, Friday, Banff-Calgary;
· ?? Jul 2011, Vancouver 125 (dates and details to be published later);
· 13 Jul 2011, Wednesday, Vancouver-Agassiz, Agassiz-North Bend, North Bend-
· 14 Jul 2011, Thursday, Kamloops-Salmon Arm, Salmon Arm-Revelstoke;
· 16 Jul 2011, Saturday, Golden-Invermere, Invermere-Fort Steele, Fort Steele-Fernie;
· 17 Jul 2011, Sunday, Fernie-Crowsnest, Crowsnest-Lethbridge;
· 18 Jul 2011, Monday, Lethbridge-Vulcan;
· 29 Jul 2011, Friday, Calgary-Didsbury, Didsbury-Red Deer;
· 30 Jul 2011, Saturday, Red Deer-Ponoka, Ponoka-Edmonton;
· 31 Jul 2011, Sunday, Josephburg-Scotford-Josephburg, Josephburg-Edmonton;
· 1 Aug 2011, Monday, Josephburg-Scotford-Josephburg, Josephburg-Edmonton;
· 3 Aug 2011, Wednesday, Edmonton-Wetaskiwin;
· 4 Aug 2011, Thursday, Wetaskiwin-Bawlf;
· 5 Aug 2011, Friday, Wetaskiwin-Red Deer, Red Deer-Didsbury, Didsbury-Calgary.