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Photo taken in Dunvegan yard, early in the a.m. of September 16. 1960.
51, 72, 74 and 101 were all in steam that day. No. 51 took out the
Waterways train while 72 ran to Barrhead. Robert J. Sandusky

52 stopped at Bon Acord, Alta. 9/5/1960 Doug E. Cummings/Bud Laws Collection

NAR 53 (ex ED&BC 53) Decapod 2-10-0 23 1/2"x28 cyl. 56" drv. 200 lbs. press. 47,000 t.e. CLC #1796 1927
Tender: water 6500 gallons, oil 3,990 gallons (converted 9/51 was 18 tons coal)
Bud Laws Collection

NAR 73 (ex ED&BC 73 ) Consolidation type 2-8-0 22x28 cyl. 56"drv. 190 lbs. 39,140 t.e. CLC #1821 1927
Converetd to oil burning 8/52 3,881 gals. with 6,000 gals water. Last steam engine, retired October 28, 1960.
Back when it was just another steam engine. It was later restored for tourist operation. Bud Laws Collection

NAR 101 first of a two engine order and the last new NAR steam engines. 2-10-0 Decapod 24x28 56" 200 lbs. 49,000 t.e.
CLC #1897 1930 Edmonton, Alberta. October 1, 1959 Howard Davis/Bud Laws Collection

Fresh out of the shop. So fresh in fact the painter was concerned the varnish on the tender was not yet completely dry! Nevertheless, the shop foreman had the engine brought out for the photographer.
This was the last NAR steam engine to be outshopped. Six months later it was retired on September 30, 1960.
Note: 2-8-0 74 continued in yard service until October 22, 1960. 73 was the last to be retired six days later.
Dunvegan, AB. April 7, 1960 Peter Cox

 

 



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