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Originally one of the second batch of Hudsons delivered, Canadian Pacific H1b #2816 became a celebrity
when it was restored back to operation by CP in 2001. #2816 is the only surviving member of the H1a
or H1b classes, having originally been preserved at Steamtown in the US United States before being
purchased and restored by CP in 1998.
During its post-restoration career #2816 gained the nickname the "Empress" as it hauled excursions
across Canada and into the US. It even became a film star, garnering a leading roll in the spectacular
IMAX film "Rocky Mountain Express" in 2011.
As part of its restoration #2816 was converted to burn oil and was paired with the an original oil tender
from a Royal Hudson and it was converted to burn oil. A radio and ditch lights were fitted to bring 2816
into compliance with modern standards, and a second generator was added to help power these new
devices. Finally, a second whistle was added alongside of the stack.
Developed with the help and guidance of CP's steam restoration team, Rapido's HO scale model of
#2816 will include the correct oil tender, working ditch lights, and the additional details added to the
loco for its excursion working. The loco will be sold in a high-quality custom wood display box. It will be
a fantastic addition to any collection!
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