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Locomotive Profiles

Additional information on steam locomotives related to CN 2747 and the Transcona Shops

2-8-0 Consolidation Types

CN 2647 (GTR 616)

N-4-a class

  • Builder / Date: Montreal Locomotive Works - ALCO / January 1910

  • Renumbering: GTR 616 was assigned CN 2647 in 1923

  • Modifications: Converted to oil-firing in 1932 and reverted to coal in 1937 

  • Service: 

  • Disposition: Scrapped in October 1957 at London, Ontario

  • Other: The original boiler of CN 2647 was reused for the newly built CN 2747 in April 1926

CN 2647

CN 2647 at Brantford, Ontario in 1938

Credit: Ingenium Archives, Science and Technology Railway Collection, STR06514

CN 2748

N-5-c class

  • Builder / Date: Canadian National Railway - Transcona / May 1926

  • Modifications: 

  • Service: Assigned to the Western Region, and leased at least once to the Northern Alberta Railways

  • Disposition: Scrapped in December 1958 at Transcona

  • Other: CN 2748 was the sister locomotive to CN 2747 and the only other N-5-c class constructed

CN 2749 - CN 2758

N-5-d class

  • Builder / Date: Canadian National Railway - Transcona / August - November 1931

  • Modifications: Converted to oil-firing between 1947 and 1949; CN 2758 received a Bird-Archer water conditioning system in 1931

  • Service: Assigned to the Western Region

  • Disposition: Scrapped between July 1956 and December 1961 at Transcona; CN 2749 and CN 2755 were sold for scrap to the Interprovincial Steel Company in October 1959

  • Other: 

0-8-0 Eight-Wheel Switcher, Transfer Types

CN 8330 - CN 8333

P-5-d class

  • Builder / Date: Canadian National Railway - Transcona / December 1927 - March 1928

  • Modifications: 

  • Service: 

  • Disposition: Scrapped between October 1957 and May 1960 

  • Other: 

CN 8387 - CN 8391 

P-5-h class

  • Builder / Date: Canadian National Railway - Transcona / March - May 1930

  • Modifications: 

  • Service: 

  • Disposition: Scrapped between July 1954 and June 1961

  • Other: 

CN 8402 - 8413

P-5-h class

  • Builder / Date: Canadian National Railway - Transcona / September - December 1930

  • Modifications: 

  • Service: 

  • Disposition: Scrapped between January 1955 and December 1961

  • Other: 

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