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Canadian National Railways

Consolidation 2-8-0

Many engines of this wheel arrangement came onto the CNR roster from constituent roads including
Canadian Northern, Canadian Government and Grand Trunk. Specifications and appearance differed for this reason.
Rebuilding and modifications over the years also changed many engines.

All photographs Bud Laws Collection unless otherwise credited.

2174 and 2152 inside Brandon roundhouse. June 20, 1959 Bruce R. Meyer/Bud Laws Collection


M Class

Class M-4-k 1932 (ex CGR 132) CLC #863 1908 Centreville, NB May 1, 1940

M-4-l (1938-1947) 1946 (ex CGR 146) Truro 5/12/1950 F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection

M-1-a (2010-2024) 2022 (ex CNoR 2022) CLC 778 1907
Truro, NS 6/10/1950 F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection

Engines moving dead were accompanied by an engine messenger who would attend to greasing etc.
Stack is covered with canvas when engine is stored out of service to keep out rain or snow.

M-1-b 2059 (ex CNoR 2059) CLC #835 1908 Kamloops, BC August 1937.


M-3 2090-2179 ex Canadian Northern same numbers

M-3-a 2096 (ex CNoR 2096) Cyl. 21" x 26" Drv. 57" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 35% MLW #42732 1907.
Armstrong, BC March 10, 1941

M-3-a 2100. Note the child! MLW #42736 1907 Kelowna, BC February 1939.

Fireman's side of 2100 at Armstrong. June 1, 1941

Extra 2100 North leaving Armstrong same date as above photo.

Another view of 2100 leaving Armstrong this one six months later. December 21, 1941

M-3-a 2101 (ex CNoR 2101) MLW #42737 1907

2102 at Armstrong. April 8,1941

2102 train 193 Kelowna to Kamloops at Kamloops May 1938.

2103 at Armstrong. 3/11/1941

2104 same place likely with the same train, later in the year. 6/30/1941

2111 at Armstrong. Note the steel boxcar next to engine not in photo below same date. 3/12/1941

2111 about 1 mile south of Armstrong on an upgrade. 3/12/41

Last M-3-a 2124 running extra at Armstrong. 3/12/1941

2124 at Armstrong next day. 3/13/1941

M-3-d (2130-2154) 2136 Cyl. 23" x 26 " Drv. 57" Pres. 180 lbs. t.e. 35% CLC 1054 1912
Not much doubt about where this photograph was taken! Tom H. Peebles/Bud Laws Collection

M-3-e (2155-2179) 2166 (ex CNoR 2166) Cyl. 23" x 26" Drv. 57" Press. 180 lbs t.e. 35% CLC 1159 1913
Winnipeg 8/26/1959 Joseph Testagrose Collection

Sister engines 2141 and 2164 have been preserved.

M-3-e 2176 (ex CNoR 2176) Paul Westbrook/Bud Laws Collection

 

M-5-a (2180-2184) 2181 Truro, Nova Scotia F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection

M-5-a 2184 (ex CGR 205) Cyl. 22"x28" Drv. 57" Press. 200 t.e. 40% CLC #1031 1912
Halifax 1938

M-5-b (2185-2189) 2185 (ex CGR 206) CLC 1114 1913 Moncton, NB February 26, 1938
Mendel Greenblatt/Bud Laws collection

Note the chalk marks on box car used as switching instructions.

M-5-b 2187 (ex CGR 208) Cyl. 22" x 28" Drv. 57" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 40% CLC #1116 1913


N Class

N-3-a (2334-2338) 2335 (ex CGR 267) Cyl. 24" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs.t.e. 50% MLW 53847 1913
Truro, Nova Scotia 11/21/1947

N-3-c (2355-2369) 2363 (ex CGR 295) Cyl. 24" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 200 t.e. 50% CLC #1262 1915
Black Rock, NY.

2366 Black Rock, NY. April 29, 1940

Another earlier view of 2366 switching in Black Rock Yard October 1939.

N-1-a (2400-2419) 2411 (ex CNoR 2411) Cyl. 24" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e 50%
Canada Foundry 944 1912 Vancouver 4/11/1945

2413

2418 with feedwater heater, relocated bell and headlight. See 2411 above.
Brandon, Manitoba 5/29/1948 L.A.Stuckey/Jim Booth Collection

N-1-b (2420-2444) 2423 (ex CNoR 2423)

2432 Niagara Falls 5/23/1954

N-1-b 2437 (ex CNoR 985) Cyl. 24" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 45% Canada Foundry #985 1914
Note: All N-1 class engines came from the small Canada Foundry in Toronto. 15 ex CGR and 55 ex CNoR.

N-1-c (2445-2454) 2446 Fort Erie F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection

N-2-b 2494 (ex CNoR 2494) Cyl. 24" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 45% MLW 59441 1918
Vancouver 6/08/1962 Joseph Testagrose Collection

N-2-b 2504 (ex CNoR 2504) MLW 59451 1918 Winnipeg 7/03/1957 Joseph Testagrose Collection

 

2506 displaying ample evidence of the hard water so prominent in Saskatchewan.
So bad was this it was common to do boiler washouts twice a month or more rather than the BTC mandated 30 days.
Saskatoon 1936 Donald A. Somerville/Bud Laws Collection

N-2-b 2513 (ex CNoR 2513) Cyl. 24" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 50% MLW #59460 1918
Kamloops Junction, BC. October 10, 1941

N-4-a 2533 (ex GTR 669) MLW 40586 1906

N-4-a 2569 (ex GTR 709) Cyl. 23" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 40% Schenectady #42049 1907

Class N-4-a 2579 (ex GTR 723) MLW 42333 1907 Turcot (Montreal) November 10/1957 Bob Krone

N-4-a 2586 (ex GTR 731) MLW 42341 1907 Stratford 5/09/1959 Joseph Testagrose Collection

2624 (ex GTR 776) Brooks #49673 1911

Note: Sister engine 2616 is displayed in Haliburton, ON

2632 oil-fired engine in Saskatoon July 1952.

N-5-a 2704 (ex GTP 827) Cyl. 21 1/2" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 215 lbs. t.e. 40% MLW 1911

N-5-b 2707 ex GTP 830 (2707-2721 15 engs) Cyl. 21 1/2" x 30" (built 23x30) Drv. 30" Press.80 lbs. t.e. 38%
CLC 1075 1912 Another oil-fired engine.

N-5-b 2708 with extra water tank car. CLC 1912 Saskatoon September 1959

2715 Prince Rupert, BC July 1, 1959

2717 taking water at Saskatoon in August of 1948.

2720 Grand Prairie, AB July 1950

N-5-b 2744 (ex GTP 867) 2707-2746 40 engs MLW 51094 1912
Vancouver 6/1953 L A. Stuckey/Jim Booth Collection .

N-5-d 2753 Cyl. 20" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 250 lbs. t.e. 40% Built CNR Transcona 1931
Kamloops, BC October 11, 1941

2755 Boston Bar, BC Augsut 1947


N-4

N-4-g 2800 Cyl. 21 1/2" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 40% Only two engines of this sub-class.
Built by PSC shops they received boilers from MLW built N-4-a 2527 and 2657 which in turn received new boilers.

 

N-4-h 2810-2819 Cyl. 22" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 190 lbs. t.e. 40% Schenectady 1906
Acquired from Central Vermont in 1928.

N-4-h 2819 (11/1928 ex CV 418) Brandon, Manitoba August 2, 1948

 



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