It was the 2702 decorated in July 1936 that was the 50th anniversary of
Transcontinental service [to Port Moody], not to Vancouver [that was 1887].
The 2703 photo with the modest Crown decoration mentioned earlier by Craig was
to commemorate the 50th anniversary of CPR in Vancouver.
Also, it was an undecorated 371, the Port Moody engine [not 374, the Vancouver
engine] that also participated in the 1936 celebration with 2702, see CVA
A22014 at Drake Street.
None of these were related to Royal Trains. I should double-check and stop
going from memory.
From: "Craig Talbot" <talbotc@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "cpha" <cpha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 1:16:22 PM
Subject: [cpha] Re: Royal visits to Canada
Do you mean the 50th anniversary of transcontinental service? That was a year
earlier. Those photos are also in the archive, dated July 2, 1936. That was
engine 2702, and has different decorations. Photo here: [
https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/c-p-r-steam-pass-eng-2702-class-g4a-3 ] ;
On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 1:47 PM Rosemary Burrows < [ mailto:rrburrows@xxxxxxx ;|
rrburrows@xxxxxxx ] > wrote:
This 1937 decoration of 2703 was to commemorate CPR's 50-year anniversary in
Vancouver. 374 also participated.