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The Dominion (train)

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The Dominion was a Canadian transcontinental passenger train operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway. It first began as a summer service between Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia, operating in 1931 and 1932. Effective June 23, 1933 it replaced the Imperial Limited as the CPR's main transcontinental service and included a Montreal, QuebecSudbury, Ontario section.

The Dominion
The Dominion pauses at Banff.jpg
The Dominion at Banff railway station in 1959.
Service type long-distance passenger train
Status discontinued
Locale Canada
Predecessor Imperial Limited
First service 1931
Last service February 1966
Successor Expo Limited
Former operator(s) Canadian Pacific Railway
Start Toronto
End Vancouver
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

It remained CPR's flagship train until the introduction of the stainless steel dome streamliner The Canadian on 24 April 1955. In 1960 the train was reconfigured as a "transcontinental local" service on the same route as the Canadian to provide services on shorter trips.[1] The Dominion was eliminated in February 1966 but continued on as the Expo Limited (serving the Montreal World's Fair) for much of 1967.


  1. ^ "CNR, CPR introduce 'Trans-Continental Locals' This Weekend". The Gazette. Montreal. September 23, 1960. p. 16 – via