Canadian Pacific is the oldest and fastest survivor of its class. It is no wonder that she has become the flagship steam locomotive of the Mid Hants Railway.
Canadian Pacific was moved to Eastleigh Works in 2011 to be stored under cover. Disassembly was started in 2013 so that it could be inspected pending overhaul to be started once funding had been sourced or raised. In 2015 a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund was successful allowing the overhaul to begin.
When Canadian Pacific (35005) is back working on the Mid Hants Railway it will be the fastest and oldest 'Merchant Navy' Class locomotive running on a heritage line and will be the pride of the railway. It will be an impressive sight to see the Canadian Pacific once again steaming down the line and hauling three restored Bulleid carriages!
Films about the restoration of Canadian Pacific:
- Boiler move to Ropley 2015
- 45 Ton steam crane lifts CP's boiler
- Turning CanPac's boiler
- Inner firebox removal
- Boiler update June-December 2016
- Riveting on CP's Frames 2016
- Musical Tenders
- Revealing Canadian Pacific's colours
- Canadian Pacific's wheels
- Machine shop timelapse
- Canadian Pacific
- The Machine Shop
- Repairing steam locomotive boilers
- Canadian Pacific Slideshow 2018
- Fitting Canadian Pacific's centre valve liner January 2018
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