At Chalk River, Ontario, in August 1955 I photographed Canadian Pacific class H1a Hudson No. 2809 and a few other locomotives. Chalk River was not a large town, and owed its importance only to the fact that it was a division point on the CPR's line between Ottawa and Sudbury. No diesels were in sight when I visited this terminal. Like all newer Canadian steam locomotives and many built for railroads in the northern United States, No. 2809 had an all-weather vestibule cab providing greater protection for the engine crew during the colder seasons. This engine was scrapped in 1958, but sister locomotive No. 2816 survives. She was restored to operation as the "CPR Empress" as part of a public relations program for the Canadian Pacific system. With a change in railroad management, however, the steam program was suspended in 2012.