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).