Sunday, July 7, 2024


 It's a double digit day today!  It's also Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today's image goes back to my visit to Kansas City to see the Empress, CN 2816.  It was difficult to get a photo without people in it as it was only on display sitting and not moving.  It was still great to be able to see it though.  If you ever want to watch a beautifully filmed and interesting film about railroading in the Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountain Express is worth your time.  This locomotive is the star of that movie and where I first became aware of it.


  1. You referred to it as CN2816, but labeled the post as CPKC 2816, has CN now joined CP?
    Glad to hear it is still running well.

    1. Yes, they merged a little over a year ago now if I remember correctly. Have trackage from Canada to Mexico which is the route this locomotive was traveling.