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Old 02-27-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Enjoy this Video & entertaining Ride In Squamish BC Canada!
In the video you will see Train 2860 This where the Royal Hudson steam train now resides !
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It cost Millions of Dollars to restore the boiler and Royal Hudson to Top Condition again!
Fans come from all over the world to see this prestigious Train!
It was restored for our 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

About 2860 The Royal Hudson:
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Cool video, love old machinery. I did noticed they had a diesel engine behind the steamers just incase something broke.
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thats what i was wondering too i was thinking it was on there when there was a bad hill or a bunch of cars, maybe its a helper or something. dont want to destroy the multi-million dollar restored one
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If I remember correctly up hill or wet tracks were a problem for the steamers.
I believe to gain traction they had the ability of using forward track, sand sprayers.
So possibly because of addition weight, and wet tracks, the extra loco was also utilized.
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From what i understand also, the diesel generates power for all of the passenger cars and also aides with dynamic braking.
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