The Steam Locomotive
Built in the 1940's, CPR 2024 was originally US Army 4076 and was never owned by Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1947, CPR 2024 was sold as army surplus to Pacific Coast Terminals in New Westminister BC, where it was used as a yard locomotive until 1965. Destined to the scrapyards, a Victoria BC resident bought the engine and kept it in storage.
Heritage Park bought CPR 2024 in 1967, where it runs the 1310m/4300 ft loop rail thru Heritage Park.
CPR 2024 has a water tender capacity of 3,000 gallons. this steam locomotive will travel approximately 72 kilometres in a single day on the track at Heritage Park and use between 1,600 and 1,700 gallons of water. Every morning, the engine is filled up from the water tower seen just behind CP 2024.
Heritage Park built this enclosed water tower and tank in 1973 from a 1902 Canadian Pacific Railway plan. Pipes and valves for the tower came from a retired water tank at East Coulee, Alberta.
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