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A royal locomotive at Exporail museum

Royal Hudson train in St-Constant.jpgIn 1939, months before the beginning of World War II, King George VI boarded a train in Quebec City and crossed the country, with many stops along the way to greet people. It was the first visit by a British King - or Queen - in Canada.

Later the steam locomotive that pulled the royal entourage was declared a National Historic Site.

Now every May, the Exporail train museum in St-Constant offers special tours of the locomotive - a little nod to Victoria Day. Luc Hamilton is one of the volunteer guides at the museum, and he has tons of stories about that train.  He joins host Sonali Karnick in studio.

(Photo submitted by Exporail)

 

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