K-5-a 4-6-4 Hudson 5700-5704
Only five of these Hudsons were owned by the CNR unlike the competition (CPR) which had 65, the second largest fleet in North America after the New York Central. Built especially for the very competitive Montreal-Toronto passenger service these engines performed well with short trains however, when traffic grew beyond nine cars they could not handle the fast schedule required. They were replaced by Northern 4-8-4's and re-assigned to Toronto-London-Sarnia/Windsor service.
Cylinders 23" x 28" Drivers 80" Boiler
pressure 275 lbs. 43,000 tractive effort (53,300 with booster)
5700 working a lot of headend traffic (including Toronto
Star newspapers) at the new James Street station
5700 at Sunnyside (Toronto) with train from Niagara Falls.
June 1932 H.Egerton Strothard
5700 with stack mounted smoke deflector which it had from
6/1933 until 10/1940
5700 note boxpok drivers applied 1939 only on this engine. Spadina Bud Laws Collection
Judging by the dirty look of 5700 it is just in off a
run in Toronto. April 1952. No cap stack. MLW #68394 9/1930
Extra 5700 East running light. Sunnyside, Toronto 10/18/1958 Bill Price/Joseph Testagrose Collection
5700 westbound at Sunnyside with a short train bound for
5701 equipped with smoke deflectors. Departing Montreal 8/03/1942 W.Griffin/Joseph Testagrose Collection
5701 in 1956. Clayton Morgan/Doug Hately Collection
5701 (5700-5702) with outside journal bearing engine trucks. Bud Laws Collection
5702 Note pilot truck apparently off 5704. Note: 5703-04
built with inside-frame roller bearing trucks.
5702 cap stacks were applied 1950. Spadina April 6, 1959 R.M.Gladulich/Bud Laws Collection
5702 with short train Number 82 from London eastbound at Aldershot, Ont. 3/20/1959 W.H.Coo/Bud Laws Collection
Pool No.14 engine 5702 about to leave Toronto Union for Montreal. c.1943 Al Paterson/Bud Laws Collection
5702 with smoke deflectors. Spadina August 4, 1940 Bud Laws Collection
5703 MLW 68540 10/1930 Bud Laws Collection
5703 masquerading as 5700 a number applied after retirement
5704 at Spadina during World War II June 16, 1940
5704 (Note man on top of tender tank) Spadina Bud Laws Collection
5704 complete with elephant ears (smoke deflectors). CN/Bud Laws Collection
These two views of a spotless 5704 are proof that these Hudsons were the finest looking steam locomotives in Canada.
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