AL97-083A RH #2860, Maroon,'as ran in service', Alcohol Fired - Last Unit in Stock. 1:32 Scale, 45mm Gauge. Designed by Henry Bowen and introduced in 1937, the semi-streamlined Hudson was selected to haul the 1939 Royal Train that carried King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their journey across Canada. No 2850 was chosen and was turned out in a spectacular Royal blue and stainless steel livery to match the 12-coach blue and silver train.
So impressive was 2850's performance on the 3224mile trip that Canadian Pacific applied to Buckingham Palace for permission to officially designate the class as Royal Hudsons, a request that was granted. Subsequently all 45 members of the class carried a cast Royal Crown on their front running board skirts. The Royal blue livery on 2850 only lasted for the seven months of the summer of 1939 and after exhibition at the New York World's Fair it was replaced by the standard passenger livery of maroon panels with grey boiler cladding and cylinder covers, which it has to be said is still a spectacular livery! On the cross-country runs it was common to have several express reefers at the head end between the engine and baggage car.
The Royal Hudsons ran in service right upto the withdraw of steam by Canadian Pacific in the summer of 1960 when most of the class were scrapped. Happily four have survived to this day in preservation, including 2860 currently in steam in British Columbia. The item "Accucraft Gauge One Canadian Royal Hudson Live Steam, Alcohol Fired Last Unit" is in sale since Monday, May 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Rare Scales\Locomotives". The seller is "accucraftestore" and is located in Union City, California.
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