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Canadian National Railways


 

American subsidiaries:

Central Vermont, Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific, Grand Trunk Western and Grand Trunk.


New additions

N-4-d GTW 2671 (ex GTR 712) Cyl. 23" x 32" Drv. 63" Press 180 lbs. t.e. 43% Schenectady 42052 1907
Virginia, MN 9/1/1955 Doug Cummings/Bud Laws Collection

 


Alphabetical order

 

Central Vermont

Grand Trunk subsidiary taken over by CNR 1/30/1923

 

CV No 4 engine 213 handling a lot of head end traffic at Amherst, Massachusetts c.1935 Bud Laws Collection

CV 221 looking newly painted. White River Junction. Charles F H Allen/Bud Laws Collection
This engine was marooned all winter after the flood of 1927.

CV 230 first of just three 4-6-2's K-3-b Cyl. 23" x 28" Drv. 73" Press. 195 lbs. t.e. 34% Baldwin 37560 1912

He is leaving the CNR Ottawa East shop track backing northward to old Ottawa Union; that is the CPR M&O pole line in the background with the 3 crossarms. At the far left of the photo is the underpass for Mann Avenue; still there, but now it is for Nicholas Street going downtown. Unusual seeing a lower quadrant semaphore there at this late date. L.B.Chapman

This CVR sweetheart was on a CNR lease during 1947 and 1948, and was recorded being on
Toronto-Barrie-Allandale, Chatham and Montreal-Ottawa assignments. Don Mc.Queen

Ottawa, July 1948. Addy Schwalm/Kevin Day Collection

CV 219 I-7-a 4-6-0 Cyl. 20" x 28" Drv. 69" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 28% Schenectady 55017 2/1915 Ret. 10/1955
Note: Sister engine 220 shown at St.Albans was preserved at Shelburne, VT.

Central Vermont 389 O-9-a last of three 0-6-0's. Cyl. 20" x 26" Drv. 56" Press. 190 lbs. t.e. 30% Lima 1216 1912
White River Junction, Vermont Bud Laws Collection

E-7-a CV 397 acq. 12/1916 (ex GTR 1394) Cyl. 22" x 26" Drv. 63" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 31% GTR 1312 1900
Last Mogul on CVR. Retired 4/1939 Bud Laws Collection

CV 402 (M-2-a 400-404) 2-8-0 cyl. 22 1/2" x 32" Drv. 57" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 44% Schenectady 30331 1/1905
Two views. Heaton Bullock/Bud Laws Collection

Builders photo 1905 Robert Buck/Joseph Testagrose Collection

Hooping up CV 450 passing Mansfield, Conn. 2/1953 Bud Laws Collection.

451 with a cut down tender for good visibility backing up. Paul Mc.Grane Collection

454 above and 455 below. (M-3-a 450-455) Cyl. 24" x 32" Drv. 57" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 50% Schenectady 55917 1916
Heaton Bullock/Bud Laws Collection

Coffin feedwater heater makes these engines pretty ugly!


N-5-a 460-475 Cyl. 24" x 32" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 50%

461 smoking it up near Yantic, Connecticut. 6/29/1955 Bud Laws Collection

Great action shot! 462 Schenectady 65295 11/1923 Heaton Bullock/Bud Laws Collection

Extra 463 laying down a smoke screen! Monon, Massachusetts August 1949 Bud Laws Collection

Extra 464 Palmer, Massachusetts. October 17, 1954 Bud Laws Collection

464 at the coal chutes. Schenectady 65297 11/1923 Paul Mc.Grane Collection


Extra 465 Schenectady 65298 11/1923 Paul Mc.Grane Collection

CV 470 running extra in a good action shot. Heaton Bullock/Bud Laws Collection

Extra 471 smoking it up. Monson, Mass. August 1949 Bud Laws Collection

CV 471 Brattleboro 7/1954 Paul Mc.Grane Collection

CV Extra 474. Heaton Bullock/Bud Laws Collection

CV 500 (first of eight P-1-A) Cyl. 22" x 28" Drv. 51" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 45% Schenectady 65309 1923
August 21, 1948 St.Albans, VT

CV 600 (First of four U-1-a) Cyl. 26" x 28" Drv. 73" Press. 210 lbs. t.e. 46% Schenectady 67335 1927
Note smoke deflectors shaped to match handrailings. Montreal February 18,1940 Bud Laws Collection

CV 602 note the power operated coal pusher at top of tender. This device pushed the rear plate upward
to bring coal closer to fireman on these hand-fired engines. Alco 1927

603 northbound at White River Junction. 600-603 were owned by CNR and leased to CVR.

T-3-a CV 700 Cyl. 27" x 32" Drv. 60" Press. 250 lbs. t.e. 77% Schenectady 67671 10/1928
St.Albans, Vermont March 14, 1949 Arthur B. Johnson/Bud Laws Collection
A massive 2-10-4 these ten were the only engines of this wheel arrangement on the CNR.

701 taking water at Montpelier, Vermont 10/24/1948 Max Miller/Bud Laws Collection

702 St.Albans, VT 1939 Bud Laws Collection

703 St. Albans August 21, 1948 Arthur B. Johnson

704 Note table in foreground. Paul B. Dunn/Bud Laws Collection

705 at White River Junction September 5, 1936 Bud Laws Collection

708 White River 2/10/194? Bud Laws Collection

709 St.Albans 1939 Bud Laws Collection

CV 709 St.Albans, VT. 9/1947 Harold K. Vollrath/Bud Laws collection


Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific

M-8-a DWP 1981 (acq. 1928 ex CV 405) Cyl. 22 1/2" x 32" Drv. 57" Press. 180lbs. t.e. 44% Schenectady 30334 1905
Andy McCulloch Collection/Walter Pfefferle Collection


Grand Trunk Western

 

GTW I-7-a 1579 first of three (1579-1581) ex GTR 333 Schenectady 29632 1904
Cyl. 22" x 26" Young valve gear. Drv. 69" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 31%

I-7-a GTW 1581 (ex GTR 335) Cyl. 22" x 26" Drv. 69" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 31% Schenectady 1904
Equipped with Young valve gear.

 

 

 

S-1-b GTW 3522 (ex GTR 497) 0-8-2 Cyl. 27" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 175 lbs t.e. 52% Schenectady 58317 1918
One of 7 engines converted 1936-37 from 2-8-2. St. Albans, Vt. Edwin Bill Robertson

 


GTW 3747 (ex GTR 307) last of 8 S-3-b (3740-3747) Cyl. 26" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 55%
Schenectady 64517 8/1923 Detroit 8/11/1958 Joseph Testagrose Collection

 


 

J-3-a 5030-5048 (19) ex GTR 100-118 Cyl. 23" x 28" Drv. 69" Press. 185 lbs. t.e. 34,000 Baldwin 1912

GTW 5031 (ex GTR 101) sits with a passenger train at the gothic Durand, MI station. Baldwin 38442 1912
Bud Laws Collection

Note: Sister 5030 is displayed at Jackson, MI

GTW 5038 (ex GTR 108) Note metal classification flags. Circa December 1940 Bob Lorenz

GTW 5044 in old style lettering.

GTW 5046 with a local freight crosses muiltiple diamonds at Griffith, IN 3/1952 Bud Laws Collection


 

 

GTW 5627 with short passenger train at Durand, Michigan. 8/4/1957 R.E.Buike

First of five engine order K-4-a 5627-5631 Cyl. 25" x 28" Drv. 73" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 41%
Schenectady 65288 3/1924


 

U-1-c 6037-6041 4-8-2 Cyl. 26" x 30" Drv. 73" Press. 210 lbs. t.e. 50% Baldwin 1925

GTW 6037 Elsdon yard Chicago 10/01/1940

GTW 6038 with unusual cowl around stack for smoke control. Chicago October 6, 1941 Bud Laws Collection

Note: 6039 preserved at Steamtown.

GTW 6041 with normal stack. Chicago September 1938 Bud Laws Collection


U-3-a 6300-6311 Cyl. 26 1/4" x 30" Drv. 70" Press. 250 lbs. t.e. 60% Schenectady 1927

GTW 6305 Elsdon Yard, Chicago, IL 8/1940

GTW 6306 No date or caption. Possibly same as 6311 below. Bud Laws Collection

GTW 6310 right side view of same sub-class. No date or caption. Possibly same as 6311 below. Bud Laws Collection

GTW 6311 Elsdon Yard, Chicago, IL 9/1940 Bud Laws Collection


U-3-b 6312-6336 Cyl. 26" x 30" Drv. 70" Press. 250 lbs. t.e. 60% Schenectady 1942

GTW 6320 No. 20 Lansing, Michigan 1955 Bud Laws Collection

6321 Bud Laws Collection

GTW 6322 in night scene at Elsdon Yard, Chicago August 7,1960 Bud Laws Collection

GTW 6322 in a dramatic scene on a fan trip. November 13, 1960
Bruce W. Bailey/Bud Laws Collection


U-4-b 6405-6410 Cyl. 24" x 30" Drv. 77" Press. 275 lbs. t.e. 52% Lima 1938

GTW 6406 in South Bend, Indiana. 11/11/1950
Gordon Lloyd/Fred Matthews/Joseph Testagrose Collection

GTW 6409 leaving Dearborn Station, Chicago. February 2, 1952 Wallace W. Abbey


P-5-b (8305-8319 15 engs.) Cyl. 22' X 28" Drv. 51" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 45%
Schenectady 65630 6/1924

GTW 8312 in perfect rods down pose. Elsdon Yard, Chicago, IL 1939

 


P-5-c 8320-8329 Cyl. 22' X 28" Drv. 51" Press. 220 lbs. t.e. 50% Lima 1927

GTW 8322 0-8-0 Bud Laws Collection


Subsequent owners

Northwestern Steel and Wire Company
Sterling, Illinois
1936-May-18-2001

Known for its very late use of steam locomotives at its steel mill ending steam on December 3, 1980.
Filed bankruptcy December 19, 2000 and finally closed May 18, 2001.

Several GTW 0-8-0's after steam ended sold for scrap 1960-61 to NS&W were found to be in good condition and promptly replaced various wornout existing steam engines resulting in a "modern" fleet of bigger engines of same design.

25 (ex GTW 8325) switching August 19, 1964.

05 (ex GTW 8305) switching 7/01/1979

15 (ex GTW 8315) switching 11/01/1963

 

 

 



Grand Trunk lines in New England a.k.a. Grand Trunk Eastern

S-1-f 2-8-2 GT 3406 (ex GTR 501) Cyl. 27" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 175 lbs. t.e. 52% Schenectady 52789 1913
at Portland, Maine GT station April 22, 1956 Edward Ozog

GT 3406 pulled the last steam powered fast freight No. 493 from Portland to Island Pond on April 13, 1956, several days before I photographed her on April 22. On June 15th she pulled the last steam powered Portland-Gorham local freight and reportedly was still on the active list until October 4 when she left Island Pond for Montreal under steam and probable use on the CN. GT was the legal name for CN lines in New England - 3406 was a CN engine but had a GT emblem on the tender and had been built for the original Grand Trunk Railway.

Three photographs by Edward Ozog, April 22, 1956.



O-19-a (ex GTR 1824) Cyl. 21" x 28" Drv. 51" Press. 190 lbs. t.e. 39% Schenectady 61298 1919

There were ten engines in this sub-class. All Alco, five (7522-26) built at Cooke plant and five (7527-31) at Schenectady.

Note: GT 7527 and 7531 remained in service at Portland until June 20, 1956
7527, 7503, 7531 and 7475 all sold 11/1959 to Buffalo Sash Co. Buffalo, NY.

Sister 7528 shows right side of O-19-a class engine switching passenger.
St.Albans, VT 7/5/1935 A.H.Christiansen/Bud Laws Collection

Scroll down to Grand Trunk to see 7528 at Black Rock.

Note: Sold 9/1959 Louisiana Eastern 7528. (Paulsen Spence)

Grand Trunk 3432 (ex GTR 527) S-1-f Cyl. 27" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 175 lbs. t.e. 52% Baldwin 40255 1913
Portland, Maine March 1955 Bud Laws Collection

GT 3432 on Number 17 South Paris, Maine 11-18-1955 Henry O. Preble/Bud Laws Collection

GT 5582 K-3-b (ex GTR 206) Cyl. 23" x 28" Drv. 73" Press. 195 lbs. t.e. 34% GTR 1506 1910
Equipped with Baker pilloid valve gear. Bud Laws Collection

K-3-d 5605 Cyl. 23" x 28" Drv. 73" Press. 195 lbs. t.e. 34% Baldwin 34909 1910
Mechanic Falls, Maine August 12. 1942 Bud Laws Collection

O-18-b (ex GTR 1800) 7475 Cyl. 21" x 28" Drv. 51" Press. 190 lbs. t.e. 39% Lima 6019 1920
Portland, Maine July 1945 Bud Laws Collection

Note: Sold 11/1959 Buffalo Sash Co. Buffalo, NY one of four US built 0-6-0's bought same date. 7527, 7530, 7531.


Grand Trunk

CNR operated a small amount of trackage in New York state to connect with CNR
in Niagara Falls, Ontario via Suspension Bridge and between Black Rock and Fort Erie.
Engines were lettered Grand Trunk similar to those used in New England
and sometimes unofficially called Grand Trunk Eastern.

GT 7528 still working in Black Rock in 1955. Edwin Bill Robinson Collection

Note: Sold 9/1959 Louisiana Eastern 7528. (Paulsen Spence) Scrapped 1962.

Black Rock, NY taken from GT depot platform. January 7, 1939 Bud Laws Collection
Lobee Pump & Machinery Co. in background.

Note: Scroll up to GT New England to see 7528 at St.Albans, Vermont

O-19-a (ex GTR 1826) Cyl. 21" x 28" Drv. 51" Press. 190 lbs. t.e. 39% Schenectady 61299 1919
Black Rock, NY August 17, 1939 Bud Laws Collection

 

 

 

 

 



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