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Plaque- The Last Steam Locomotive '4008'
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Description
The '4008' was a 'Santa Fe' type locomotive. In it's lifetime, it pulled 65 cars and carried 5000 tons of grain from Thunder Bay to Atikokan (143 miles). It was often called the 'pig' as it used 20-25 tons of coal during each trip. The last trip for the '4008' was on Dec.2,1958. The engineer for that trip was John Sirman and the fireman was Don Marchuk.

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Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.71664 Longitude: -94.56711
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Rainy River Public Library
Email:libraryrr@gmail.com
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334 4th St.

PO Box 308

Rainy River, ON

P0W 1L0

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Plaque- The Last Steam Locomotive '4008'


The '4008' was a 'Santa Fe' type locomotive. In it's lifetime, it pulled 65 cars and carried 5000 tons of grain from Thunder Bay to Atikokan (143 miles). It was often called the 'pig' as it used 20-25 tons of coal during each trip. The last trip for the '4008' was on Dec.2,1958. The engineer for that trip was John Sirman and the fireman was Don Marchuk.