The second group of Canadian Pacific Hudsons, of class H1b, emerged from Montreal Locomotive Works in 1930 with specifications identical to those of the H1a class of 1929. No. 2810, first of the class, appears here in a CPR publicity photo that Noel Giffin provided for our Random Steam Collection; the photo was part of the collection of his father, Kenneth Levi Giffin. The CPR Steam Locomotives Database compiled by Ray Verdone indicates that No. 2810 went to the torch in 1958. Sister locomotive No. 2816 survives, being restored to operation in 2001 as the "CPR Empress" as part of a public relations program for the Canadian Pacific system. With a change in railroad management the steam program was suspended in 2012, but No. 2816 is reportedly undergoing an overhaul for a return to service in 2023.