The Canadian Pacific was so fond of the versatile Pacific type that it acquired new 4-6-2s as late as 1948, ordering them from Canadian builders or constructing them at its own large Angus Shops complex in Montreal. The locomotives of class G5 were intended for light freight duty across Canada. Although based on an old design, they incorporated modern appliances including an exhaust steam injector and a front-end throttle, which permitted use of a dry pipe with slots along the underside in place of a steam dome. An interesting feature concerns the trailing wheels, which were not on a swiveling truck but on an axle attached to the locomotive frame with journals allowing for adjustment to track curvature. They had 20x28-inch cylinders and 70-inch diameter drivers. These specifications, together with an engine weight of 229,500 pounds and a boiler pressure of 250 p.s.i., gave them a tractive effort of 34,000 pounds; other dimensions are given on the page for No. 1278 following. No. 1263, a representative of subclass G5c built by the Canadian Locomotive Company in 1946, is shown here at Chatham, Ontario on August 11, 1950 in an image from the Ed Emery collection provided by Tom Rock of Rock on Trains. No. 1263 was scrapped in 1961.