C.P.R. York Car #100
The Rail Yard
About the C.P.R. York Car #100
In 1901 the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed a special nine-car train for the cross- Canada tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, the future King George V and Queen Mary. The royal train featured all of the modern conveniences including hot and cold running water, steam heat, electricity and telephones,
The royal cars were completely rebuilt in 1923 with steel sheathing, steel underframes and trucks and in 1928 they were sold to the Canadian National Railway.
Eventually reacquired by the Government of Canada, the York car was again extensively remodeled in 1937 for the official use of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. Renamed the “Dominion of Canada 100”, the car was outfitted with a special bathroom shower and handrails, a secretary’s desk and a bed for a faithful dog, “Pat”.