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CanPac in Preservation

35005 at Eastern Docks in 1999 - by David Lindsell

After withdrawal in 1965, Canadian Pacific was sold to Woodham Brothers Scrapyard in Barry in 1966.  Luckily it was left untouched until it was rescued in 1973 and moved to the former visitor attraction of Steamtown Carnforth. It was sold to Andrew Naish in November 1990 and was restored back to working condition. During its time under Naish's ownership it visited the Mid Hants Railway many times, most notably in 1996 when Naish controversially painted it Express Blue (35005 only wore this colour in service when she had her 'Spam Can' casing).

It was overhauled for main line use as part of the Tyseley Fleet in 1998, and became a regular sight on the 'Cathedrals Express' (making 50 main line trips) after its sale to Steam Dreams proprietor Marcus Robertson in 2001.

Canadian Pacific (35005) has since its rescue and restoration had some notable moments. On the 19th October 2002 during a Cathedrals Express from London to Canterbury it made an unscheduled stop at Paddock Wood Station as a signalman reported an oil leak from one of the coaches. Whilst, at Paddock Wood one of the small tubes near the firebox crown burst immediately filling the cab with steam. The crew were unharmed but unfortunately Richard Bowker from the Strategic Rail Authority was scaled in the incident. This led to the withdrawal of Canadian Pacific for 2 ½ years while it was a fixed. The accident resulted in 35005 Canadian Pacific being confined to only heritage railway operation, mainly based at the Mid Hants Railway. In 2006 Canadian Pacific was sold to the Mid Hants Railway for £300,000, due to the boiler certificate nearing its end and the forthcoming cost of overhauling it back to working order.

Canadian Pacific (35005) ran on the Mid Hants Railway until 2008 when she was withdrawn for overhaul. 


Copyright www.railuk.info - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966


Copyright www.railuk.info - schoolboy trainspotter on 35005 Canadian Pacific at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966


Copyright George of Dufton (Flickr) - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Woodhams Barry, 8.9.68


Copyright Geoff Marsh in the Phil Marsh collection - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Barry Scrapyard, 1971


Copyright Laurie Bonner - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Steam Town Carnforth, September 1977


Copyright R C Tarling - 35005 Canadian Pacific boiler, Carnforth, 21-03-1981


Copyright Andrew Southwell (Flickr 4486 Merlin) - 35005 Canadian Pacific outside Loughborough, August 1989


Copyright Richard Postill - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Loughborough, 6 May 1991


Copyright Mark V Pike - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Medstead and Four Marks, 3rd July 1993


Copyright Mike Morant - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Thingley Jct


Copyright Chris Yapp - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Selside on the Cumbrian Mountain Express in 1999


Copyright Peter Van Campenhout - 35005 Canadian Pacific Staveley 20.11.99


Copyright Andrew Bell - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Compton Beauchamp, 11 March 2000


Copyright Mike Morant - 35005 Canadian Pacific at Poole 12-2-2000


Copyright David Lindsell- 35005 Canadian Pacific at Eastleigh, 20 March 2001


Copyright Mark V Pike - 35005 Canadian Pacific on a turntable at the Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction, 16 April 2002


Copyright Mark V Pike - 35005 Canadian Pacific running on the mainline, 17 April 2002


Copyright David Lindsell- 35005 Canadian Pacific at Fratton, 5 September 2002


Copyright Arle Images - 35005 Canadian Pacific entering Havant station, 2003


Copyright Matt Hurst - 35005 Canadian Pacific masquerading as cosmetically grubby 35008 Orient Line (minus nameplates) at the MHR's commemoration of 40 years since the end of steam in the south, Ropley, July 2007


Copyright Matt Allen - 35005 Canadian Pacific on the MHR 2007


Copyright M Pearson - 35005 Canadian Pacific enters Ropley, January 2008


Copyright Arle Images - 35005 Canadian Pacific's reflection, Ropley 2011