The locomotive was used to haul log trains on the Hillcrest Lumber Co. This was the second to last Climax built, it was delivered as #3 in May that year to the company’s operations at Mesachie Lake on Vancouver Island, BC. Then at some point, it was renumbered #10.
In 1979, the locomotive was bought by the MRSR, restored and became the first steam engine to operate for the railroad. As of today it's operational on the MRSR.
- In 1968, when the Mesachie Lake mill shut down, #10 was the last Climax in regular operation in the world.
- That year, it was sold to a collector who planned to use it on the Victoria Pacific tourist railroad in Victoria, BC, but the operation never got started.
- In the fall of 1996, #10 and Mikado #5 helped rebuild a bridge pulling rock trains and were featured on "The Rock Trains" from Golden Rail Video.