Canadian Pacific Railway
G3 class 2300 4-6-2 Pacific
These G3 class stoker-equipped 4-6-2's were a big improvement
over earlier hand-fired G1 and G2 Pacific types.
G3a 2300-2303 Cyl 25" x 30" 200 lbs. 42,500
G3a 2300 brand new in classic rods-down portrait. Canadian Pacific Railway
G3b 2305 (CPR Aug.1920) on the shop track at the Glen
in Montreal. April 1933.
G3c 2315 with 6-wheel truck tender and smoke deflectors.
MLW #64539 6/1923
Steamtown USA 2317 the most famous 2300 nicely painted
in passenger colours.
2317 still in passenger colours but in need of a good
wash and cleaning.
2321 in a great winter scene with Santa Claus. Note the
electrified coal oil classification lamps. MLW 64545 7/1923
2322 Westmount, Quebec October 1937 Bud Laws Collection
G3c 2324 second last of sub.class c 2310-2325 (16 engs)
First G3 order built by MLW.
2326 ready to leave Windsor Station, Montreal. Canadian
Pacific/Steve Morris Collection
Publicity photograph prior to introduction of the short-lived
all-sleeping car Trans-Canada
Note: Passenger equipment was painted Tuscan red
with gold leaf lettering however,
G3d 2328 downgraded to freight service but still in passenger colours although lacking white tyres and other trim.
2331 with westbound time freight (965?) passing the Government elevators at Moose Jaw as seen from a Secretan Pit Turn returning with empty hopper cars. Operator and photographer Ron Bearman is riding the van between work and home.
2332 taking water at West Shore (NYC) shops in Buffalo, NY. 4/16/1939 Bud Laws Collection
G3d 2332 (MLW 66770 8/1926) assisting G3g 2413 (CLC 2017
1/1943) Note the marker lamps on pilot.
2334 Montreal West 5/26/1959 W.C.Whittaker/Joseph Testagrose Collection
2335 when new with small tender. Angus September 1926 CPR/Bud Laws Collection
2341 was saved. Canadian Railway Museum 11/1967
2344 with big tender and "elephant ears". Brandon,
Manitoba. Second week June 1941. Bud Laws Collection
2345 with smoke deflectors. Brandon, Man. Bud Laws Collection
2348 with smoke deflectors. Sutherland, SK 11/26/1938 Bud Laws Collection
G3d 2349 with livestock properly marshalled on head end. MLW 66786 10/1926 Bud Laws Collection
2349 with smoke deflectors. Sutherland, SK 4/14/1939 Bud Laws Collection
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