The CPR Empress is a class H1b Hudson, she's still running, and she was in town as part of a cross Canada tour. It turned out there was also a local run, to Milton and back, for a very reasonable price. I'm thinking, hmmm, that would be fun. Meanwhile my aunt was visiting so I decided to get tickets for her and my mom as well. They remember the real days of steam. We begin our journey at Union Station - almost torn down a decade ago, but still intact, on a promising June morning.