Date: 9/6/1953 Road #: CN 6302   (2 photos)
Location: Niagara Falls, ONT more... Builder/Model:  4-8-4 more...  

A CN U-3-a #6302 swings around the lead.


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By: Dr. Richard Leonard on 5/6/2013
6302 was class U-3-a, the first group delivered to the GTW in 1927. When the U-3-b class came in 1942-43 (famous for the preserved 6323 and 6325), the first group was sent to Canada. Notice 6302's "banjo frame", (where the frame is split ahead of the firebox, allowing for a deeper firebox, a feature of some earlier 4-8-4s). It was prone to cracking, so the U-3-a group was withdrawn from passenger service. Notice also the outside-journal pilot truck, a common feature of CN system 4-8-2s, 4-6-4s and 4-8-4s.

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