Track #2 Early Trains Deluxe & Interpretive Cars
Canadian Museum of Rail Travel - Cranbrook, B.C.

Tour #2b - The Pacific Express - 1886   - Not on tour yet
(the first transcontinental train in Canada)

Side cut-away view picture of the interior the first class day car #52 - the "first car" built in 1882 for the then-new Canadian Pacific Railway Company

2 Cars on tour

  • This train is the first transcontinental service in Canada, and representative of the "Victorian Era" of the later 19th century.


  • These cars are the first generation lightweight wooden design, and are simpler and shorter than most cars at the Museum.


  • Car #52 is the first day car built for the Canadain Pacific Railway, which had just been incorporated in 1881. Although it will require substantial conservation and restoration, it shows how railcars do survive in spite of tremendous obstacles, and their present condition is a story in itself.

Your tour includes:

  1. First Class Day Car #52
  2.    - Elevation and Floor Plan to be provided.

  3. Baggage Car #736   - Elevation and Floor Plan to be provided.

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Track 2: Early Trains Deluxe and Interpretive Cars


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