3100 K1 class 4-8-4 Northern
Only two K-1 class 4-8-4's were built by Angus Shops. They were the only 4-8-4's on the CPR and were especially designed for the heavy Montreal-Toronto night trains. Following dieselization of those trains the pair were assigned to Montreal-Saint John NB passenger service however, due to a design feature they were restricted from use in the USA and were therefore operated only as far east as Megantic, Quebec. Later still after those trains were also dieselized, they were re-assigned to freight service out of Winnipeg after they were modified in Ogden shops to burn oil using tenders off 2-10-4 Selkirks 5906 and 5910.
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Building a mamouth new locomotive in 1928. From pattern
shop to the rails at the Angus Shops
Looking off the roundhouse roof. K1 3100 on the table.
CPR 8/1928 In the background (left to right) are:
Spotless 3100 heading Number 22 from Toronto at Montreal
3100 eastbound from Toronto with Number 22 at Montreal
West. Now with "elephant ears" and sidepanel with number.
3100 complete with smoke deflectors at John Street. The famous Royal York Hotel in background. Bud Laws Collection
3100 at the other end of its run. Glen in Montreal. 1948
K1a 3101 original appearance. (CPR October 1928) at the Glen June 1933 Bud Laws Collection
3101 with smoke deflectors cut at an angle to better show
the number on smokebox.
3101 races through Vaudreuil closing in on Windsor Station
its destination in Montreal. Displaying signals (green) this is likely
First 22 and if on time it is just after 6.00 a.m. with an arrival time
of 6.55 a.m. Thursday 5/14/1953
3101 in later years with added side trim and number moved off cab. Beaver emblem. Smoke deflectors.
3101 from Megantic, Que. with No. 41 from Saint John,
NB at Montreal West. September 6, 1954
Newly transferred from John Street where it had been stored
since dieselization of 21 and 22. (Last run arrived in Toronto March 11,
1954). It was joined by 3100 also off 21 and 22 for a brief period of
time before being transferred to Winnipeg
3100 shown at Winnipeg in freight service a sadly neglected
looking engine near the end of its working life.
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