The locomotive

Welcome to Canadian Pacific's locomotive web pages!  Linked to this page, you will find information and galleries of pictures from a variety of sources that chart the history of Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific.   We are always looking for more images, so please feel free to contact us if you've pictures you would like to share by emailing

Canadian Pacific is the oldest and fastest recorded survivor of its class and flagship of the Watercress Line’s steam locomotive fleet. Affectionately nicknamed CanPac or CP, she has had a fascinating 75 year life that began during the Second World War and will continue into its third running stint since preservation.

The above video gives an overview of the history of the locomotive and the linked sub-pages below contain many images and information about 35005 Canadian Pacific.  Many thanks to all those who have contributed to these webpages, they would be much plainer if it were not for you all.

Life as a "Spam Can" for Southern and British Railways - 1941 to 1959

CanPac's life as a rebuilt locomotive for British Railways - 1959 to 1965

From scrapyard to overhaul by the MHR, CP's life in preservation - 1965 to 2008

Returning CanPac to steam - 2008 to present day