Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Canadian Pacificana

As readers of this blog know, the CP Rail M & M Sub. is set in the early to mid-90s—mostly MultiMark, with very little CPR script or block lettering here.

But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the old CPR, with it's iconic maroon and grey livery, beaver herald and "spans the world" logo.

A website that is keeping that unique history alive is Canadian Pacificana.

The website, created by Peter Marshall, pays tribute to the history of the Canadian Pacific’s passenger divisions—trains, ships and planes. On it visitors will find ads from the 1890s through to the 1950s, logos from 1886-1967 and postcard scenes of some of the CPR’s stations and hotels.

The site also contains railway timetables, menus, brochures and a system map from 1935.

Marshall readily admits that the website is a work in progress (a few of the links don’t work). For now, however, it serves as a repository for his growing collection of CP ephemera.

You can check it out by clicking here.

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