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Canadian National Railways #3254
Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: July 25, 2008
Caption: Canadian National Railways #3254
Additional Description: Interpretive marker in the roundhouse for one of the Park's active locomotives:
In 1917, during Canada's third year of involvement in World War I, the publicly owned Canadian Government Railways invested in a large stable of modern motive power. Among the locomotives pruchased was #3254, a 2-8-2 Mikado-type freight locomotive, built in the Canadian Locomotive Company's Kingston, Ontario, plant.

Although originally designed to haul heavy freight trains, #3254 now pulls excursion trains across and over the rugged terrain surrounding Steamtown National Historic Site.

Submitted: June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p66963
File Size: 0.637 Megabytes

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