35005 - Canadian Pacific details on steamloco.info


After withdrawal in 1965, Canadian Pacific was sold to Woodham Brothers Scrapyard in Barry in 1966. Luckily it was left untouched until it was rescued in 1973 and moved to the former visitor attraction of Steamtown Carnforth. It was sold to Andrew Naish in November 1990 and was restored back to working condition. During its time under Naish's ownership it visited the Mid Hants Railway many times, most notably in 1996 when Naish controversially painted it Express Blue (35005 only wore this colour in service when she had her 'Spam Can' casing). It was overhauled for main line use as part of the Tyseley Fleet in 1998, and became a regular sight on the 'Cathedrals Express' (making 50 main line trips) after its sale to Steam Dreams proprietor Marcus Robertson in 2001. Canadian Pacific (35005) has since its rescue and restoration had some notable moments. On the 19th October 2002 during a Cathedrals Express from London to Canterbury it made an unscheduled stop at Paddock Wood Station as a signalman reported an oil leak from one of the coaches. Whilst, at Paddock Wood one of the small tubes near the firebox crown burst immediately filling the cab with steam. The crew were unharmed but unfortunately Richard Bowker from the Strategic Rail Authority was scaled in the incident. This led to the withdrawal of Canadian Pacific for 2 ½ years while it was a fixed. The accident resulted in 35005 Canadian Pacific being confined to only heritage railway operation, mainly based at the Mid Hants Railway. In 2006 Canadian Pacific was sold to the Mid Hants Railway for £300,000, due to the boiler certificate nearing its end and the forthcoming cost of overhauling it back to working order.

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1941 Build for Southern Railway SR Merchant Navy Canadian Pacific/ 21C5
1948 Take over by British Railways Merchant Navy Canadian Pacific/ 35005
1959 Rebuild by British Railways Modified Merchant Navy Canadian Pacific/ 35005
1966 Sold to Woodham Brothers (Barry Scrapyard) Merchant Navy Canadian Pacific/ 35005
1973 Sold to Steamtown Railway Museum Ltd Merchant Navy Canadian Pacific/ 35005
1990 Sold to Private owner Merchant Navy Canadian Pacific/ 35005
2001 Sold to Private owner Merchant Navy Canadian Pacific/ 35005
2006 Sold to Mid Hants Railway Merchant Navy Canadian Pacific/ 35005

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