Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Royal Scot visits Hamilton

In 1933 the London, Midland and Scottish Railway sent its famous passenger train, the Royal Scot to North American for display in the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. The train also made a transcontinental tour through the US and Canada,  Here it draws crowds in its Hamilton, Ontario stop.
 To suit North American conditions, the locomotive was outfitted with electric headlight, brass bell and wooden pilot. Due to the longer distances involved, a larger tender was also used. 
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In order to transport the train to North America, track was laid on the Canadian Pacific ship Beaverdale and the locomotive and 8 cars were deck cargo on the ocean voyages.

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