I can’t comment the locomotive and will leave that to others. The location is
not just Vancouver, but Drake Street. The locomotive appears to be sitting
across the balloon track that intersected the roundhouse leads and was used to
turn The Canadian (and others) for years.
On Apr 12, 2021, at 12:26 PM, Craig Talbot <talbotc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Continuing the theme of Royal Visits, I came across this photo in the
Vancouver City archives of 2703 at Drake Street in Vancouver and it has a
crown mounted above the headlight. You can click on the photo to get a larger
The photo is dated May 23, 1937, but I wasn't aware of any Royal Visits to
Vancouver in 1937, and although I'm not sure, I didn't think any of the 1939
Tour pilot or press trains carried a crown on the front of the locomotive.
Any ideas what the crown is for and what the occasion might have been?