Monday, March 8, 2010

Museum Train - Part 3


Museum Train, Prince Rupert, May, 1958. To help celebrate British Columbia's 1858 - 1958 "Centenry," Canadian National Railways has dispatched her "Journey into Yesterday" museum train. I think my sister was attempting a "B & E." Three legacy Grand Trunk locomotives accompanied the exhibit.


Grand Trunk Railway 247. This is an 0-6-0 "Saddle Tank" locomotive built at Grand Trunks Point St. Charles Shops in 1894, car number 1270. Small tank engines designed as yard engines were indispensable in assembling trains in railway yards across Canada Now you gotta love the conning tower in the cab!

Grand Trunk Railway 713. This is a 2-6-0 "Mogul" type, built at Grand Trunks Point St. Charles Shops in 1900. Road Class E-7-a.

It is likely that the locomotive class name Mogul derives from a locomotive built by Taunton Locomotive and Manufacturing Company in 1866 for the Central Railroad of New Jersey; that locomotive was named “Mogul.”

However it has also been suggested that, in England, it derived from the engine of that name, built in 1879 by Neilson and Company for the Great Eastern Railway.

Apparently she is still on display at the
Canadian Railway Museum in St Constant, south of Montréal, Canada, housing the biggest collection of locomotives in Canada.


Grand Trunk Railway 40. This is a 4-4-0 “American” type, built by Porter Locomotive Works in 1872. Road Class X-7-a. It was assigned the name “American” due to the large number of this class. The first 4-4-0 design was developed by Henry R. Campbell, then the chief engineer for the Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railway. Campbell received a patent for the design in February 1836.

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