12/04/2011

Anaheim Ducks towel invades: Canadian Pacific 374



Submitted by: BuckyHermit (from Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Country: Canada
Province: British Columbia
City: Vancouver
Location: Canadian Pacific 374 (Engine 374) [map]
Status since photo:

Canadian Pacific 374, colloquially known as Engine 374, is the first transcontinental train to cross Canada, arriving in Vancouver on May 23, 1887. It marked the completion of one of the most ambitious engineering projects of the century, after ten years of construction from coast to coast. The train was retired in July 1945 but was neglected until 1983 when it was saved and restored in time to serve as a key attraction to the 1986 World's Fair in Vancouver. In the 1990s, it found a permanent home in the Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre, which is the site of the former roundhouse building of the transcontinental railway line on which Engine 374 first made history.
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