Track #3 - Cars-of-State and Streamlined Trains
Canadian Museum of Rail Travel - Cranbrook, B.C.
Tour #3b - The Chinook - 1936   - Not on tour yet

 

The brand new light-weight equipment of the CPR was put on a cross-country tour in the fall of 1936.
This photo shows the train set in Montreal just prior to the start of the tour.


Complete 4 car set on tour

  • A lightweight "streamlined" train in Late "Art Deco" sytle.


  • One of 4 streamlined "fast inter-city" trains developed in the 1930's economic austerity era, this particular train operated between Calgary and Edmonton, on speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.


  • The interiors are simple in decor and painted panels - no exotic varnished woods in this era.


  • These were the first air-conditioned trains, since the windows were sealed.



Your tour includes:

  • Two Gereral Motors Diesel Locomotive units A (#1409) and B (#1901) (1954)
  1. Mail-Express car #3612
  2.    - Elevation and Floor Plan to be provided.

  3. Combination Baggage-Buffet car #3051
  4.    - Elevation and Floor Plan to be provided.

  5. First Class day car with smoking room #2104
  6.    - Elevation and Floor Plan to be provided.

  7. First Class day car with smoking section #1700   - Elevation and Floor Plan to be provided.

Track 1: The Millionaires Special


Track 2: Early Trains Deluxe and Interpretive Cars


Track 3: Cars-of-State and Streamlined Trains


Deluxe Railway Hotel Architecture


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