CNR K-5a Hudson

CPR K-5a

Both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National spanned the continent passed through very similar territory.  Curiously, CPR favored the 4-6-4 type, rostering a total of 65 Hudson locomotives and acquired two experimental 4-8-4 Northern type locomotives. The CNR on the other hand acquired 203 Northerns, the largest fleet in North America but only five Hudson types.  Interestingly, the CPR Northerns and CNR Hudsons were both assigned to heavy passenger service in the Montreal - Toronto corridor.

In 1930 the Montreal Locomotive Works built five Hudsons for Canadian National. At 80", these locomotives had the largest drivers applied to any Canadian locomotive.  With 275# boiler pressure and 43,000# tractive effort they proved to be fast and powerful passenger power on the Montreal - Toronto mainline. The entire class lasted until 1960 and one has been preserved in Ottawa.

This Van Hobbies model has excellent detail, including a back head. It comes with a can motor, torque arm and idler gearbox detail land runs very quite and smooth. I purchased this engine new and it is unpainted, test run only.

Original box and foam.