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Photo taken by my Dad at the Edmonton station. I can only guess the date of late 50's. The following info is from the internet, so, accuracy may not be right on. This Pacific type steamer was built in August, 1919 by MLW, just a year younger than my Dad. Happy 99th birthday 5114 :-D. This engine has a very special spot in Alberta history as it is the the last steam engine to pull a CN train, from Edmonton to Camrose, on Oct. 28th, 1961. In 1969 it was sent to Melville Sask. for display and I believe is still currently there for the public to look at. On its last trip in 1961, the engine was cleaned and fancied up. It had white sidewalls on the drivers and looked pretty spiff. In a small way this helps to date my photo as none of this has obviously been done yet. That is the old Edmonton city hall to the right.
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Caption: Photo taken by my Dad at the Edmonton station. I can only guess the date of late 50's. The following info is from the internet, so, accuracy may not be right on. This Pacific type steamer was built in August, 1919 by MLW, just a year younger than my Dad. Happy 99th birthday 5114 :-D. This engine has a very special spot in Alberta history as it is the last steam engine to pull a CN train in Alberta, from Edmonton to Camrose, on Oct. 28th, 1961. In 1969 it was sent to Melville Sask. for display and I believe is still currently there for the public to look at. On its last trip in 1961, the engine was cleaned and fancied up. It had white sidewalls on the drivers and looked pretty spiff. In a small way this helps to date my photo as none of this has obviously been done yet. That is the old Edmonton city hall to the right.

Photographer:
S. Priest [145] (more) (contact)
Date: Later 1950's (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CNR 5114 (search)
Train Symbol: Unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Edmonton depot (search)
City/Town: Edmonton (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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3 Comments
  1. To PRR5406 – What state it is in, I have no knowledge of. My opinion, which may cause some controversy, is that I’ve seen to many pieces of railroad equipment rotting and rusting away with the thought that they may eventually be restored. To me, it would have been better to have taken a good set of photos of whatever it was and then send it for scrapping (rather than parked for rotting). It is a delicate balance of what can be saved and what needs to be scrapped.

    To Robin – a very good point, my ability to positively identify trains from the past is not the best. Thanks for the confirmation that that is an NAR passenger train. Helps to add to the story of the photo. :-)

    Thanks to both of you.

  2. As you can see, it is coupled to a NAR train….one of the reasons it was kept around. NAR used steam into 1961.

  3. How well maintained and protected is it from weather and vandals? Beautiful locomotive!

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