Grand Steam Parade Expo 86

Watch runby’s of several railway locomotive steam engines from Expo 86. Footage was recorded by my dad’s friend Andy, who attended the event. Andy use to work at Memphis Central Station and later went to DC to work as a locomotive engineer. About the Expo: The 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication, or simply Expo ’86, was a World’s Fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from May 2 until October 13, 1986. The fair, the theme of which was “Transportation and Communication: World in Motion – World in Touch”, coincided with Vancouver’s centennial and was held on the north shore of False Creek. It was the second time that Canada held a World’s Fair. Highlights & Steam Engines: 00:00 Overview of the fair 01:29 Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson 2860 MLW 4-6-4 01:59 Rocket 0-2-2 02:21 Best Friend of Charleston 0-4-0 02:45 Baltimore & Ohio Tom Thumb 0-2-2-0 03:18 John Bull 2-4-0 (Really a 4-2-0) See notes below* 03:46 John Molson 2-2-2 04:31 Virginia & Truckee 4-4-0 No. 22 05:11 City of Winnipeg Hydro 4-4-0 No. 3 05:43 Gyspy Type 0-4-0 No. 1 06:07 East Kootenay Railway Dunrobin 0-4-4T 06:29 Great Western 2-8-0 No. 51 07:10 Alberni Pacific Lumber 2 Truck Shay No. 2 07:44 Canadian National 4-6-0 No. 1392 08:57 Union Pacific 0-6-0 No. 4466 10:28 Prairie type 2-6-2 No. 1077 11:07 Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad Heisler No. 91 11:54 Canadian Pacific Class G5a 4-6-2 No. 1201 12:50 Extra shots after the parade. *Note: The John Bull locomotive is actually a 4-2-0

17 Responses to “Grand Steam Parade Expo 86”

  1. starcraftguy1 says:

    Very Cool!
    Where’s the UP Big? Boy? It should have been there.

  2. Strasburg1991 says:

    me too cant wait? it to operate in the near future

  3. TheDeputation says:

    #51 is operating in colorado? owned by john birmingham son of origianl owner jim birmingham idk when or where its used but it is operable

  4. Strasburg1991 says:

    whats the status? of 51 and 1201 these days???

  5. divooriginale says:

    OMG, thank you so much for? posting this. This brings back many memories. My parents made a VHS of this when I was a kid. I was 6 at the time. I remember having to turn the tv’s volume to max because the sound quality was so bad. LOL!

  6. all028 says:

    I actually? have the opening and closing ceremonies on vhs tape but for some reason, I recorded it on the French channel. so I don’t understand what they’re saying.

    On a side note, it’s hard to believe Bon Jovi attended the fair when they were recording Slippery When Wet. At the time, they were unknown

  7. deloreanman14 says:

    4466 wasn’t built for speed, that’s for sure. How did they get it up there, anyway? I can’t imagine it could do much more than 20 mph with those itty-bitty drivers.?

  8. thecoindigger says:

    Awsome Whistles!!?

  9. cochranexyz says:

    I am still kicking myself for not going? to this.

  10. junkdeal says:

    Watch from 4:45 to 5:10, now imagine you’re in some city in April 1865, watching the Lincoln funeral train arrive. People claimed that to witness this scene along the funeral route was one of the most intense and important moments in their lives. He was that revered in the North at the close of the Civil? War. Does this spot in the video sorta give you a feeling for what it might have looked and felt like?

  11. MrANumber1 says:

    4466 was great, but #51? made the best entrance.

  12. MrANumber1 says:

    4466 was great, #51 made the best? entrance. She sure put on a great smoke and whistle show!

  13. MrANumber1 says:

    4466 was great, but #51 made the best entrance. She sure put on a great smoke ? and whistle show! The old CP Royal Hudson made a nice entrance too.

  14. atsf7809 says:

    what? happened to #51 is she still operating

  15. WhistlepostWP says:

    yeah that crew? put on the best show!

  16. Chris9017 says:

    I love the whistle on 4466, that? is beautiful.

  17. bluecomet390 says:

    Great video. Brings back a lot of memories. I was standing on one of the bridges as the engines steamed underneath. Took lots of stills, but no video. Nice to know this has survived.? Thanks for sharing.