CN 47

CN No 47 hauling a passenger train in 1961.

Canadian National #47 is a class X-10-a 4-6-4 tank locomotive built in 1914 by the Montreal Locomotive Works for the Grand Truck Railway as its number 1542. 

This locomotive used to work for the Grand Truck Western railway until it's restore by the Canadian National Railway and it was renumbered 47.

Its CN classification was X-10-a. Along with its sister locomotives, #47 was based in Montreal and it was used exclusively in commuter service.

However No 47 steamed for only 5 weeks in 1961 as the Interstate Commerce Commission denied its boiler certification. 

In 1961 the locomotive was once hauling a passenger train in the New Hampshire beautiful lake sunapee.                                                        

The fire was drop on August 26, 1961 the locomotive is a Static Display at Steamtown Today.


The locomotive was the original the slaved for an Operational on the boston and maine railroad out of North Walpole, New Hampshire until the B&M was unable to come up with a least agreement fast enough.

Soon No. 47 but became a CN locomotive after the creation of the Canadian National Railway in 1923.

The maintenance records had been lost in a roundhouse fire in Canada, and it was not possible to verify her boiler condition to Government inspectors without an expensive overhaul.

This was the first locomotive to run as a Steamtown excursion locomotive.

No. 47 had been given a fresh overhaul in 1958 and was in top mechanical condition when acquired.

This locomotive is one of only three preserved CN 4-6-4Ts.

No. 47 was steamed briefly on the Monadnock, Steamtown & Northern Railroad in New Hampshire, but it was found the locomotive had no papers (they were burned in a CN roundhouse fire).

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