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  • Locomotive, Consolidation 'Type 2-8-0'
        Freight locomotive 3718, named 'Ye Salem Witch', was one of the 10 Lima Pacifics produced at the Lima Locomotive Works in Boston N.Y.
      Freight locomotive 3718, named 'Ye Salem Witch', was one of the 10 ...
  • Locomotive CPR 3002
        The locomotive 3002, was built at the Montreal Locomotive Works, and was assigned to service the area between Toronto and Windsor, Ontario
      The locomotive 3002, was built at the Montreal Locomotive Works, and was ...
  • 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' ...
      The '4008' was a 'Santa Fe' type locomotive. In it's lifetime, it ...
  • Steam Locomotive '4008' - Rainy River Heritage Museum
        The famous '4008' Locomotive was built in 1916 by Dunkirk of Montreal. It was a Sante Fe type locomotive, which carried 200 pounds of steam pressure and weighed 144 tonnes(288,000 lbs). The '4008' was 81 feet long x 14'11' high and 10'95/8' wide.
      The famous '4008' Locomotive was built in 1916 by Dunkirk of Montreal. ...
  • Locomotive '4008'
        A view of the Sante Fe, type 4008. This was the largest engine used by the C.N.R. because the trip to Rainy River and Atikokan was hillier than the average prairie landscape and required more power. The final run for the '4008' was on December 2, 1958, with engineer John ...
      A view of the Sante Fe, type 4008. This was the largest ...
  • Chart of No.24RL
        The above chart is a diagram of the braking system used on the Santa Fe 4008.
      The above chart is a diagram of the braking system used on ...
  • Steam Locomotive
        Black and white photo of a steam locomotive once used in the mill, now retired. Referred to as 'Old Dixie'
      Black and white photo of a steam locomotive once used in the ...
  • Red Rock Engine - CN Train (1957)
        An example of a Canadian National locomotive. Diesel and electric power were used around industrial settings or private trackage. Versions were built for common carrier, military and industrial applications and were commonly used in North America.
      An example of a Canadian National locomotive. Diesel and electric power were ...
  • Canadian Pacific Railway '8000'
        This multipressure locomotive was designed in Montreal at Montreal Locomotive works in 1928. These locomotives were assigned road numbers 5900 through 5919. These were part of the Selkirks, a name chosen for then range of Rockies they travelled and crossed. Exhaust steam was mixed with 250 psi pressure steam from ...
      This multipressure locomotive was designed in Montreal at Montreal Locomotive works in ...
  • Picnic on the PAD&W Railway (~1890)
        In 1890, Black Auntie, a wood burning locomotive, brought passengers to Stanley Park for a picnic. Picnickers were transported by flatcar or boxcar for the day. The locomotive pushed the flatcar so that the smoke and cinders from the locomotive would not bother passengers. The service lasted a decade until ...
      In 1890, Black Auntie, a wood burning locomotive, brought passengers to Stanley ...
  • Locomotive '5468'
        CPR '5468' represents a high pressure oil-fired, heavy freight locomotive. It is one of the last class freight steam locomotives built new for a Canadian Railway. It is currently under lease to the Selkirk Division of the CRHA, Revelstoke, B.C. and is on display at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. Built ...
      CPR '5468' represents a high pressure oil-fired, heavy freight locomotive. It is ...
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Selkirk '5900'
        The Canadian Pacific Railway used a variety of locomotives to lead its trains from coast to coast in Canada. These were built to handle rugged terrain of western Canada. The 'Selkirks' were designed to maintain smooth flow of mainline Canadian Pacific traffic through treacherous winding curves and heavy grades of ...
      The Canadian Pacific Railway used a variety of locomotives to lead its ...
  • C.P.R '2925'
        One of the twenty locomotives of this type designed in the 1930's for CPR's fast intercity passenger services and completed in 1937-38 by the Canadian Locomotive Co. in Kingston, Ontario. Also, referred to as Class Flas 4-4-4, steam locomotive.
      One of the twenty locomotives of this type designed in the 1930's ...
  • Rebuilt 5200 Freight Locomotive
        With 65 engines, Canadian Pacific owned the second largest North American fleet. The first, delivered in 1929, were standard engines, but beginning in 1937 they were streamlined and used primarily for freight. Also referred to as 4-6-4 or Hudson locomotives, they had a stable riding engine. This was the locomotive ...
      With 65 engines, Canadian Pacific owned the second largest North American fleet. ...
  • Dorion Station
        Black and white photo of Dorion Station, with locomotive beside it. The Canadian Pacific Railway siding at Dorion was built on E1/2 lot 8 concession 3, in the summer of 1907. A flag stop at Dorion siding was established in the early spring of 1908 for trains 1 and 2. ...
      Black and white photo of Dorion Station, with locomotive beside it. The ...
  • Postcard 1909
        Black and white postcard sent December 20, 1909.
      Black and white postcard sent December 20, 1909.
  • Presentation of '4008'
        Among the bridge highlights on July 30,1960 was the presentation of the steam locomotive '4008' to the town of Rainy River by C.N.R. VP J.R. McMillian. Among those on the platform with the vice president of western region Mr. McMillian (at front) are Hon. James Maloney,Min.of Mines(left), Mrs. McMillian, Hon. ...
      Among the bridge highlights on July 30,1960 was the presentation of the ...
  • C.N.R. '4008' Santa Fe Steam Locomotive
        The focal point of the Heritage Square in Rainy River Ontario is the '4008', a 2-10-2 Sante Fe type steam locomotive built by Dunkirk in Montreal, 1916. This locomotive was used to haul 65 cars of freight between Rainy River and Atikokan during the 50's. This locomotive was donated by ...
      The focal point of the Heritage Square in Rainy River Ontario is ...
  • Steam Locomotive
        Photo of a steam locomotive, Red Rock, Ontario
      Photo of a steam locomotive, Red Rock, Ontario
  • Canadian Northern Railway Turntable (1905)
        View of a Canadian Northern Railway locomotive on a turntable at the company's roundhouse at Port Arthur, Ontario, ca 1905. The engine is no. 442.
      View of a Canadian Northern Railway locomotive on a turntable at the ...
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