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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta FROM TOPFAPF VALENCIENNES TO CANADA 1 (1) The Scots Guards passing over tlic Hoherzollcrn at Cologne. H. K. it. Prince of Wales in- spects a Canadian ma- chine giin Battalion at Valenciennes. (3) Tanks parked outside CologiK. dairy farming in Germany. These cows have been right through Ihe ad- vance, having done tlic latter stages of the journey in motor lor- troops in.Lpmlpu Peace par- A C.P.R. PRINCELY TRAIN View of Machinery of new C. P, R. Locomotive 2300 used lo draw the Prince of Wales. i Possibly the moat Interest! us fca-i lure of Lbe royal C.P.K. train car-i rying inc Prince of Wales through Canada is I he lack of ostentation and display, which ia In accordance witb ihc express desire or Iiis Ma- jesty the Kins. Ibat Lbc Canadian tour of Ibe I'rincc ot Wales be car- ried out lines as democratic as "Tlic aim of those respon- sible (or ihc arrangements of the Prince's tour hag been lo achieve elegance, efficiency. and wilbal sim- plicity. The C-P.ll. has set In motion a. combination ol rolling stock that will compare favorably wiili anypas- .vugcr accomodalion on ibe conlln- enl of America, anil will surpass similar railway equipment ot Eu- rope. Mis no; al Highness travels in Lord Shaiighncssy's private car, whlcu his lord-hip has placid nL Ihe disposal of the finest the nation. This hhs been re-upholstered In Jloyal blue and gold, 1ml Is otherwise very much as it Is when Iu regular use1, In addition to the "KiSlarnoy" the train has a. second private car, tbc belonging lo Com- ander J. K. I.. Uoss, which has al- so heen loaned for the lour. Tim Groin nriy11 is a splendid car, fin- ished in salinwoofl anil riltctf with every tomfori Imaginable. The re- mainder of Ihc train consists of ;hc -compartment car Ihc din- Ing car two sleeping cars, the "Carnarvon" and Ihe and I'tie car. will- c cars at Ibe head of train. Tho rnclnc and several ot cars, noiably the the compartmcnl and basfiase cars, have been coniplelcd Tor I lie occasion Hrc specially Interesting in thai they arG tlic flral of a new scrits thai have been .idoptrd for llie entire C.l'.U. system, and arc- equipped wllh everything ihal Is modern 1n railway carrispo building. At tho Clo'C of Ihft journey Ihcss ears wil be drafted inlo IhcTPprlar service acrt ihcn Ihe Canadian public enjoy Ibe distinction of travelling in cars that -vii: have been a portion of a royal train. During Iho >'lsil Ihc Prince ol live on the train for Wales Vlll Iwo months. hla ftirouehout the (rip. The maVlriE Ibe train Is cfiiiippcrl with, modrrn devices and ronvcniftnccs, Nothing has hccn ovprlooVcil. from the handli set al Ibc loyal bedside to rCRVtat' Ibe Icmprraluro of Ihe filatfrooni which 1s r. slantUrd In Canadian Taclllc cqulpoienL lo th> Irlcplionc that brings him In Irucl wlih all parts of Ihe train. To I hose versed In engineering tb hicf intcreal will centre In, the TC- narkably cngiiia1 Ibat is lo .an I 11i6 nine btavy steel cars. In order lo dlslln'suish H from all llier cars on the line, tho "KJIlar- bears the coat of of tie of Wales, having beneath L (he inscription "Jch "he first comnarlmcnl is also' dn- otcri lo observation, a com pic L lil- le room tilled witb a lounse, easy bairs, a table and electric fana. On ainy days or in cold wcaUitr Ibc lasslng scenery may be yiewc.1 more tbrough tlic large windows n either side, Ihan from the nlat- orm outside. A apecd recorder adds nlcrcsL to Ihc constant enticement f Ibc journey, while an air pressure auEe indicate.'! ihc application of he brakes by the engineer. Next lo the observation compart- ment comes a section devoted U tbc Wince's secretary, eflcr which one the bedroom lo he occupied His Royal Highness In person. A rich simplicity characterizes this compartment, which is linksherl' In while mahogany inlaid wKh a fine inc of ebony outlining Ihc panels. Until into Ihc walls across Ihc end s Ibc bedstead, finished with litlle ornamentation- in Inc white mahog- any of the room. Over Ihe ".led may ?c_ pulled a roller cnrtala lo prolecl he occupant from (he duel and draughts of Ihc ventilators In the coil- ng. The door Is a full length mirror and an oval -glass Is'scL above rfe minute dressing lable. In. whlcli .Till -be reflected the youthful count- enance of Ihc heir lo Ihc ;hronc. The fitllnea of the [able and toilet arc hrass in har- wiih Int and a'largc receptacle 13 screwed inlo the wall .0 hold a Ihcrmos Lot lie [or hoi or cold drinks during Hit night. Next lo Ihc royal ,hcdroom a. a second stateroom wiUr. berths similar Lo the first assigned to the secrclary. Then In a niche In the wall la a shower bath' as inviting while tiles and make It. porcelain can The1, central portion of the car Is devoted lo the Minlns room tvhleh In Ublcfully decorated 'n royal Muo Dcnoath tlic little cxlenaiou table K heavy pile cfirjiet of blue, with six chairs nph61stcrcfl fnr lapbalry. to malcli. Thr cnrlains.anil ci'eli thi drawers ol (tie sMJhoaTd .carry on (tie rolor scheme, for thc.sllvrr (ftbV service reposes between cUvlsIor.3 o blue taptslfy .velvet. Ilelwccn th Ridchoavd and Ihc window Is'n sec rclairc with ffns and paper rnd for man? social noltft that b Imposed upon Ihe Prince and hi secretary. Above ft Is A minlahir bor.kcaac, Just large enough (or dcllghlful .Volumes'specially fur ntaljed and all by Canadian authors The revelations o( iho rinialnde f the car would delight Ibc heart ol ny Canadian housewife. Vfitli steel ls (inisbed in imitation' mehoga- y. a kilcbeiielle, pantry, IceboKser- icc counter, charcoal heater and hef's bedroom, have been lilted In- liuiUed Ejiacc the dining oom. The stove may be. tiny 'jut it s. complete, and an extra gss ring angs on the wall ready for an-cmcr- (ncy. The mcmhcrB ol Ins Prince's 1m- mediate Euilc will occupy and cJino with him In Ihc CT- Insivc dining room laid for six. Six lore be accommodated in tbc ipcclal 'car Is'pro- idcd for the rernalnder of tho arty. The main diner 'is a pleasant ace where tables for four nnd aMcs for" tvro are placed In tbc win- oWs dawn cacb side of tbc car. The ich. brown lonca ol the Cuban ma- lORnny wails .and celling combined filh the grcon hangings and upbol- tery, and accentuated 'with inlaid iocs ot Falinwood, aie soollilns lo he eye. The diner v.-ill acconimoclatc, hirtv ppiTons at a sitting... The tho pride ot Ihc build-! rs of the Angus has been spc- lallr dcsfqnetl by li, Winter-' owd, chief nuchaiiical cnnineer of he C.P.H., vlifi. has combined In thi-1 loworfnl locomnllvc all lhat is mod-' rn and successful In engineering., The new machine Is the first of ai Lcrics of Jfi engines Just turned it the Ansns her umibfr paitHerl Jn sold leaf and her sides, fjnlshcd In ,thc. shinlcsn >T black rnamrl, the. effect of the "2300'1 is all the mora noliccahlc If by chalice ?hc comes, sldc one of Ihe early type loco-l motivc-s 'such as the with her clum.iy v.-oodcn cow-catrhc-r, lirr shrunken IwHcr, (all emgko enormous v.-hlstle. Sinr.c Iho lays the "S3" Ilr.sL hauled icr load ol light wocJcri railway builders have fashioned engines capable of driwing the slccl cars commonly i? America today. Although the "2300'1 lo Ihc test mado out In Oulrernonl, can haul cUbtcen pas- srnger' c is at full speed with case, Ihc "81" would -be lo the. most to transport tv.-o cars, Ths mortem locomotive weighs riF. ?.nti carriEa a trflclfvc effort of The great.lank of to- day has a of while lhat ot the hast only 2.500. Vet It Is Interesting lo nole lhat. hcftfit "of Ihe .imohft stack nnd the, wldlh of-ihe arc pracflcallj'.lhe (hfy were 5S years Ago. Another Interesting point fn connection wltli1 the mammoth tender Is the fid t l thtf whole, under tender was fast at one a (eil which Is rarely flftctnptM, jj raa ;