The locomotive was designed to haul carloads of iron ore on the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railway
It was renumbered 29 in August, 1923.
The locomotive was retired from service in the late 1950's and it was sold to M&HM as 29, in July 1963 and then sold to the Ishpeming Steel Co in January 1985. (Immediately after being returned to the LS&I, #29 was sold on to the scrap dealer, the Ishpeming Steel Company.)
The locomotive was then donated to the Grand Canyon Railroad in 1989. When the locomotive arrived at the Grand Canyon Railroad, it was not intended to operate; instead, it was put in the shop for a restoration to working order. No. 29 hauled the very first train on the Grand Canyon in the Spring of 1990.
As of today it's at the Grand Canyon Railway, out of service and awaiting an overhaul.
No. 29 is sometimes placed on static display at the Grand Canyon.
(No. 29 also pulled trains on Grand Canyon during the winter but only when No. 18 is undergoing maintenance.)
In 2006 and 2016 it doubleheaded with Grand Canyon Railway No. 4960.