CNR Prototype Resource

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by spitfire, May 27, 2004.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Here's a cool resource for all you CN fans - the Alberta Railway Museum . Some cool pix of their CNR Prairie mixed train, showing the loco, tender and rolling stock.

    Just to whet your appetite, here is a shot of 1392.


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  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Another site with CNR, CPR and various other roads in North American and Europe is this one .

    And another teaser shot...

  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Oops! The pic would help! :oops: :oops:

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  4. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Great Shots, Spitfire !
  5. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks for the link Railwaybob. That's a great project you have going at your site.

    Anyone else have any links, photo's?

    :thumb: Val
  7. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

  8. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    Those look like some good shots spitfire. :cool:
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks for the links Graham!

  10. DeaconF

    DeaconF Member

    Proto vs Model

    I love this forum. Great stuff. I have one of those questions. some steam engines (CP 2816) for example have a gizmo on top of the bloiler in front of the stack. It is usually round and I think it is some kind of compressor or something. I have a lot of CNR steamers so my next purchase has to be something with that gizmo. Can you tell me what it's called and if you know who makes an HO scale model. thanks again guys Frank
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great photos Val and the links others have provided
  12. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    The gizmo is an Elesco feedwater-heater. This pre-heats the water before being injected into the boiler. It made the steam locomotives more efficient in their use of coal or oil.

    There are different types of feedwater-heaters. The Elesco seemed to be a "trademark" of the larger Canadian National locomotives. CP used a number of other different types. Another type was one that was mounted on the from of the smoke-box around the headlight.
  13. DeaconF

    DeaconF Member


    thanks for the info bob. Now all I have to do is find a model. One other posibility is to add a Feedwater Heater to one I have. 2 quick things - When you say larger loco's - how large? and do you know of a scratch building supplier that lists these heaters? thanks Frank
  14. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    Typically, anything larger than a 2-8-0, like the 4-8-4 Northerns, had feedwater heaters. Most of your steam locomotive detail parts manufacturers carry the different types of feedwater heaters. However, since anything larger than a 2-8-0 is too big for me, I don't have the details.

    For some photos of CP locos with Elesco's, check this website
  15. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    The CNcyclopedia is found at CNLines.

    Canadian Branchline Miniatures is the home page of Ian Wilson, who has written the ever-expanding series on CN steam in 1950s Ontario. While there is limited info there, Ian's books are a worthwhile purchase for any steam era CN-enthusiast or modeller.

    The CN Photo Collection is handled (I believe) by the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, although they also have this collection which makes things a little confusing.

    The Smiths Falls Railway Museum has a number of CN and Canadian Northern items, including a 4-6-0 and a number of cars on site.

  16. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great links Andrew!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Having bought Ian's book Under Steam to Stratford (the Allendale one is sold out) I can say that it is an excellent resource, with trackplans of every station stop and detailed information about consists. I wish I had it when I was planning my layout.


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