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Canadian National Railways

Mikado 2-8-2

Hundreds of engines were built by a number of builders in Canada and the United States
between 1917 and 1924 for CGR, GTR and CNR with almost identical specifications.
Cylinders 27" x 30" Drivers 63" Boiler pressure 175-200 lbs. t.e. 52-55%

All photographs Bud Laws Collection unless otherwise credited.


S-1-j 3198 Cyl. 27" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 53% PSC 8/1926 Ex 3463 nee GTR 558 1911
One of two engines built with rebuilt boiler from S-1-f class engines given new boilers.


S-1-a subclass 3200-3249 (50) ex CGR 2800-2849

Cyl. 27" x 30" Drv. 63" Press 180 lbs. 54% t.e.

3201 unknown location and date. Bud Laws Collection

S-1-a 3215 (ex CGR 2815) CLC #1368 1917

3226 Stellarton, Nova Scotia. April 2, 1940

3231

3246


S-1-b 3250-3299 (50) ex CGR 2850-2899

S-1-b 3254 out of service when it was just another locomotive. Ex CGR 2854 CLC 1463 1917

Steamtown's 3254 with annual Ice Harvest excursion blasts through Elmhurst enroute to Tobyhanna, Pa.
January 17, 2009.

3272 passing Union Station in Toronto. Roof sign right background on office building is for
G.A.Stimson & Co. Ltd. Oldest Bond House in Canada. This bond trading comapny was headquartered in Toronto.

3281 fresh out of the main shop in Stratford. Note the man on a bicycle in the yard!
F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection

3287 Saskatoon May 9, 1954

3289 Winnipeg June 13, 1950

3290 unknown location and date. Bud Laws Collection

Two views showing both sides of S-1-b class 2-8-2 3299 (ex CGR 2899) Hamilton 1950's Jim Parker Collection

Last one of two fifty engine orders built by Canadian Locomotive Company for Canadian Government Railways.


S-1-c 3300-3329 (30) ex CGR 2900-2929 MLW 1917

S-1-c 3303 (ex CGR 2903) MLW #58350 1917

3320 on the shop track Moncton, NB May 1, 1942 Chas.Winters/Bud Laws Collection


S-1-f Cyl. 27" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 175 lbs. t.e. 52%

Three orders built by Schenectady, Baldwin and Montreal totalling 100 engines 3405-3504 ex GTR 500-599.

S-1-f 3409 (ex GTR 504) 25 engine order (3405-3429) Schenectady #52792 1913.

S-1-f 3418 (ex GTR 513) Rouses Point Jct. N.Y. December 24,1940

3419 Toronto

3421 May 6, 1956 Clayton Morgan/Doug Hately Collection

3423 helping a bigger road engine upgrade near Hamilton. 5/17/1958 Joseph Testagrose Collection

3428 Stratford



S-1-f 3436 (ex GTR 531) 25 engines (3430-3454) Baldwin #40269 1913 Truro, NS November 1939

3440 Location and date unknown but, it is winter!

3450 helper engine and crew waiting for next westbound at Hamilton Junction. 8/21/1954

3452 possibly at Oshawa. W.D. (Bill) Volkmer Collection

 


 

S-1-f 3455 (ex GTR 550) first of 50 engines. Only one with booster. Vanderbilt tender from 3508. MLW #53920 1913
Mimico (Toronto) October 6, 1940

3457 eastbound at Paris Junction. What is the fireman doing? 10/05/1950.

3467 (ex GTR 562 ) MLW 53932 1913

3470 Oshawa September 29, 1940

3483

3489 (ex GTR 584) MLW 53954 1913 Toronto (Spadina) 1958 Paul Mc Grane Collection

3494 running extra at unknown locatiion.

S-1-f 3503 (ex GTR 598) MLW 53968 1913 Second last of 50 engines.


S-1-g 3505-3514 3515-3519

S-1-g 3506 (ex CGR 486) 10 engines CLC #1450 1917 Hamilton June 1953

3506 on unknown shop track.

3507 runing extra at Merritton 8/08/1953

3509 light engine (likely a helper) at Hamilton Junction. 5/1958 Phil Hastings/Joseph Testagrose Collection

3509 is sitting on the connecting track [ unofficially called Cowpath ] between the Dundas Sub. and the Oakville Sub.
The camera is facing into Hamilton, west end. The track to the right is the CPR Goderich Sub. just before it ducks under York Blvd. and becomes the CPR/TH&B Hamilton Terminal. Fog is off Hamilton harbour, which obscures the top end of CNR Hamilton yard. Bruce Mercer

3513 Clinton, Ontario

3518 (ex GTR 483) Schenectady 59953 1918

3518 London October 1953

3519


S-2 Class 3525-3599

First 2-8-2's built new for CNR. Note Belpaire firebox. 185 lbs. boiler pressure. 55% t.e.

S-2-a 3529 35 engines (3525-3559) built new. MLW #64479 8/1923 Saskatoon June 1948
Some of this sub-class received new Vanderbilt tenders built 1931 by CNR while their old tenders went to new N-5-d.

3530 Saskatoon July 1954

3534

3537 Saskatoon 9/20/1936

3543

 

3551 Brandon

3555 Western engines were oil-fired.

3556


S-2-c Order 30 engines built new (3570-3599).

3573 Fort Rouge, Manitoba September 10, 1948 F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection

3579 MLW #65642 7/1924 Feedwater heater changes appearance of this sub-class.

3582 Saskatoon 5/14/1958

A real action shot! 3590 working for the camera. Joseph Testgrose Collection

3592

3593 taking water.

3594

 


S-4 class

S-4-a 3800 one-only built by CNR Pointe St.Charles 1930.

S-4-b 3802 one of only 5 engines in this sub-class patterned after a earlier engine 3800 S-4-a built by CNR PSC in 1930
An external dry pipe was housed under the unique cowl atop the boiler. These engines were designed with features to combat the very hard water conditions on the Prairies. Signs of this can be seen on this and other engines from the frequent blowing down of the boiler leaving light coloured mud all over the firebox and wheels.

CLC #1915 4/1936 Edmonton October 1956. Harold K. Vollrath/Joseph Testgrose Collection

 

 



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