General Aviation

"Royal Hudson"

Royal Hudson 4-6-4

The Montreal Locomotive Works built 65 H1 Hudsons for the Canadian Pacific Railroad during the 1930s. The final five semi-streamlined 4-6-4 class H1e Royal Hudson type locomotives, numbered 2860-2864, were built in 1940 and served until 1960 mostly in passenger service. In 1939 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Canada, this was the first time that a reigning monarch had visited Canada. The locomotive ran all the way across Canada without a single failure. The King was so impressed with the performance of 2850 and her class, that after the tour, permission was given to use the term "Royal Hudson" for the semi-streamlined locomotives of the class and allowed to display Royal Crowns on the running boards, a first for a locomotive outside the United Kingdom. Only four of the Hudsons have been preserved with #2860 (depicted in painting) residing at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, BC. It is one of the first CPR Hudsons built as a Royal Hudson, one of the last five built, was still operable up to 2010 in excursion service but needs an expensive overhaul that may prevent it from running again.

Giclee prints are an exact reproduction of the original watercolor art and are printed on 100% rag, high quality, heavyweight, watercolor type paper making it very difficult to distinguish the print from the original. Print size is 16" x 20" overall including a 2" white border. Signed by the artist. $39.99 + $7.99 s/h


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