Posts Tagged ‘Canadian National steam locomotives’

Steam Saturday: Cab Ride North of the Border

November 27, 2021

Bob Farkas and Paul Woodring were in Toronto on June 19, 1980, where they visited the Canadian National Spadina engine facility. Not only were they able to make photographs of CN 4-8-2 No. 6060 they also got a cab ride.

The 6060 was one of 20 Mountain type locomotives built by Montreal Locomotive Works for CN in 1944.

Retired in 1960, the 6060 was placed on static display in Jasper, Alberta. Restored to operating condition in 1972, the 6060 saw excursion duties for CN through the 1980s.

It has since operated at times and is now awaiting another restoration pending adequate funding.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Steamtown May Restore CN 2-8-2

September 18, 2018

Steamtown National Historic Site is eyeing a former Canadian National steam locomotive as its next restoration project.

Superintendent Deborah Conway told Trains magazine that CN 2-8-2 No. 3377 is a “likely candidate” for restoration.

However, the park’s shop first plans to finish its restoration work of Boston & Maine 4-6-2 Pacific-type No. 3713.

No. 3377 was built by the Canadian Locomotive Company in 1919 and is nearly identical to Steamtown’s other CN 2-8-2, No. 3254, which was taken out of service in 2012.

No. 3254 had a high profile at Steamtown throughout the 1990s and 2000s, but park officials think No. 3377 might be in better condition than No. 3254.

“A condition assessment is needed to fully determine a course of action but overall staff feels that No. 3254 is pretty worn out,” Conway said.

In the meantime, Steamtown has awarded to the Strasburg Rail Road a contract to build the firebox of No. 3713.