Steaming out of the past: engine 2466
This mural is on the side of a building facing a parking lot in Parry Sound, Ontario. The mural depicts the importance of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) during the early half of the twentieth century when trains were pulled by steam locomotives fired with coal. Here you can see the coal car right behind the engine.
Passenger car following the coal car
CPR and the Canadian National Railway are still very important for moving cargo across Canada and into the United States, But of course they are now powered with diesel fuel.
Today's CPR looks like this: engine 8643
You can see the routes CPR takes today by clicking HERE. Parry Sound - the mural's location - is approximately between the r and o in Toronto on the map.
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