This 1937 decoration of 2703 was to commemorate CPR's 50-year anniversary in
Vancouver. 374 also participated.
On Royal Trains, don't forget the 1901 transcontinental train [Duke & Duchess
of Cornwall & York]
From: "Craig Talbot" <talbotc@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 12:26:09 PM
Subject: [cpha] Re: Royal visits to Canada
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 version. [
https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/c-p-r-steam-pass-eng-2703-class-g4a-2 ] ;
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?