CPR 4-4-0 374 arrived in Vancouver on May 23, 1887 with the first transcontinental train. Pictured (top) on the former Drake Street roundhouse turntable, with piped-in steam, at Expo 86. Royal Hudson 2860 participates in the Parade of Steam on CP's Burrard Inlet trackage days earlier (above) where many products of agriculture, mining and forestry were sent to distant markets. A CP crew 's handcar trailer loaded with track tools and hardware at Sovereign, Saskatchewan:"The saga of the CPR has been told and retold in our history texts and in popularized accounts. After the impetuous flurry of immigrants settling the Canadian West, virtually all travellers making trips of any appreciable distance went by rail until the highway system evolved in response to the advent of the automobile."
A vestibule view of VIA's westbound Canadian behind three F's joining the Trans-Canada Highway through the narrow mountain pass west of the Spiral Tunnels near Field, British Columbia as the sun sets, in 1985:
"Travel on the transcontinental routes offered me a matchless insight into the vastness and variety of Canadian landscapes."
Elevator track leading to the historic but forlorn Shonts elevator, taken from the vestibule aboard eastbound VIA train 4 on the prairie east of Edmonton, Alberta in 1986:
"I remember the long, deep-throated engine whistles of the steam era, my first delightful encounter with Winnipeg goldeye, followed by railway coffee, surpassing strong. I recall our family in Ottawa walking up the street in April 1955 to watch the maiden run of the Canadian, CPR's streamlined, stainless steel passenger train, complete with dome cars."
The Man O' War was a Central of Georgia streamlined passenger train. C of G became part of the Southern Railway System in 1963.