Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Canadian National Railways #47
Its large, sixty-three-inch drive wheels indicate that #47 was built for passenger service and it was so employed, providing commuter service in suburban Montreal. This type of locomotive also operated in the United States, particularly in and around the metropolitan areas of Boston, Chicago, and New York City.
"...the double-ender tank locomotives have proved practically indispensable on certain short runs where facilities for turning the engines are lacking. The locomotives operate in either direction with equal facility, and are well liked by the enginemen."
-Paul Werner described the first 4-6-4T locomotives built for the Central Railroad of New Jersey in Baldwin Locomotives, 1926.
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
Topics. This Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 41° 24.514′ N, 75° 40.285′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Mechanic Street, on the left when traveling east. Located near the cross walk over the railroad line in Steamtown National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pacific #4012 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bullard Company #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil House Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oil House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tank Car (about 300 feet away); Steamtown (about 300 feet away); 1902 Roundhouse Office (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
More about this marker. The photo of the engine at the bottom of the marker is captioned, Canadian National Railways #47 served on the suburban Montreal commuter service. Today, it is the only surviving 4-6-4T Baltic Tank locomotive in the United States.
Also see . . .
1. Canadian National Railways #47. (PDF) Additional information from the Park Service site. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Canadian National Railways #3254. Park service page discussing this functional engine used for excursions. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.