U Class Northern 4-8-4
Class U-2 Cyl. 25 1/2" x 30" Drv.73" Press 250 t.e. 57%
First CNR Northern type on public display at freight shed at Front St. W. and Simcoe St.
U-2-a 6100 at the Fair of the Iron Horse in Baltimore
September 24 to October 15, 1927. CLC 1800 6/1927
6104 at Truro, Nova Scotia. Ray Deschenes/Bud Laws Collection
6111 with smoke deflectors. James Adams/Bud Laws Collection
6111 Bathurst Street Yard Note telltales to warn yardmen on top of box cars of bridge. CLC 1811 8/1927 Jim Parker
6111 eastbound on the CNR High Line used by freight trains
to bypass the Toronto Terminal Railway.
6115 Bathurst Street Yard. Jim Parker
6115 doubleheading through Truro, Nova Scotia. c.1945 Doug Cummings/Bud Laws Collection
6119 in Saint-Pierre neighborhood of Montreal. 8/01/1955 S.K.Bolton
6120 London July 10, 1957 Bud Laws Collection
Close up of Vanderbilt tender. Jim Parker
6124 with smoke deflectors. Truro, NS October 1946 Francis Gschwind/Bud Laws Collection
6124 being lifted and moved by the main travelling crane inside Stratford backshops. Canadian National
Here she is! Fresh out of Stratford back shop. Bill Thomson
6126 Truro December 1945 Doug Cummings/Bud Laws Collection
6133 looking pretty filthy! Bud Laws Collection
Extra 6134 West coming off the High Line at Bathurst Street,
6136 sitting on a very short deadend track. Bud Laws Collection
6136 James Adams/Bud Laws Collection
6139 last U-2-b looking brand new with two officials posing by it. MLW 67370 10/1927 Joseph Testagrose collection
6139 note the stock car next to engine which was the normal
place for it to give good ride avoiding injury to livestock.
First U-2-c 6140 MLW 67769 3/1929 taking water at unknown
location and date.
6141 taking water at Mimico (Toronto) October 6, 1940 Bud Laws Collection
6143 posed "rods down" on the shop track. James Adams/Bud Laws Collection
6148 with small smoke deflector behind stack. Canadian National Railways/Bud Laws Collection
E-7-a Mogul 788 beside 6148 in Oshawa June 11, 1938 Bud Laws Collection
Morning sun on a chilly Monday shines on 6150 at Turcot
Yard in Montreal Terminal. November 11, 1957 Bob Krone
6153 when it was just another Northern! Montreal August 23, 1939 Al Paterson/Bud Laws Collection
6153 racing through Grimsby, Ontario with a short passenger train in 1948.
6153 preserved following its later years powering excursion trains. Exporail June 10, 2011 Marc Caya
6158 North Bay 1954 MertLeet/Joseph Testagrose Collection
U-2-d 6160 with smoke deflectors. MLW 68710 4/1936 First
of only five U-2 class ordered during all of the Depression.
6160 Toronto February 1944 Bud Laws Collection
6161 Truro, NS. June 8, 1950 Bud Laws Collection
6162 spotless. Bud Laws Collection
U-2-e 6167 when it was just another Northern. Mimico roundhouse June 27, 1959. Bob Krone
6171 Turcot, Montreal 9/05/1954 Anthony H. Perles
U-2-e 6173 on shop track with blower on building up steam pressure. Truro, NS. May 5, 1940 Bud Laws Collection
6175 Truro, NS Note Scotia Hotel in right background. Station is hidden behind tender. Bud Laws Collection
6177 no longer with smoke deflectors. Doug Cummings
6177 taking water. Truro, Nova Scotia. July 15, 1948 Bud Laws Collection
U-2-e 6177 with passenger train at Truro in 1943 MLW 69272 5/1940 J.E.Platt/ Bud Laws Collection
6178 out of service serviceable at Mimico. 6/27/1959 Bob Krone
6180 Truro 9/1957 Doug Cummings
First U-2-f 6180 part of a ten engine order. CLC 1960
6182 on the shop tracks. Turcot October 14, 1940 Al Paterson/Bud Laws Collection
6182 CLC 1962 8/1940. Suburban engine 47 4-6-4T Montreal Bud Laws Collection
6182 getting greased. Truro July 13, 1948 Bud Laws Collection
Picture postcard scene of 6185 thought to be on the Grimsby Sub. Jim Parker
Both sides of CNR 6186 a typical 4-8-4 Northern.
Mimico (Toronto) Bud Laws Collection
Both of these photos came without a caption or date. A common fault with many old photos.
Note: There were no numbers 6190-6199 used.
U-2-g, h 6200-6264 MLW
U-2-g 6200 posing brand new. MLW 69698 6/1942 . CN photos. Bud Laws Collection
Note: 6200 later, 1/1964 preserved on front lawn at NMS&T in Ottawa.
Nicely restored! CS&TM. Ottawa, September 2, 2019
6201 with 3rd section of Scotian with holiday traffic. Unknown location. Monday, 12/23/1957 S.K.Bolton, Jr.
Extra 6201 East
6204 brand new. Two official photographs. MLW 69702 6/1942. CNR/Bud Laws Collection
6205 with smoke deflectors. Doing some switching. 9/1948 Niagara Falls Bud Laws Collection
6205 with No.17 Inter-City Limited (Montreal-Chicago) westbound around the curve at Bayview Junction near Hamilton. August 25, 1956 Andy Mc.Culluch Collection/Walter Pfefferle Collection
6207 6/13/1954 Winnipeg L.A.Stuckey/Bud Laws Collection
6210 at Spadina. MLW 69708 7/1942
U-2-g 6210 with passenger train beside 3423 doubleheaded
engines and van running extra.
6212 being serviced in Truro 1943. MLW 69710 8/1942 Bud Laws Collection
Extra 6212 with freight at Cantic, Quebec 9/1955 Phil Hastings/Joseph Testagrose Collection
6213 when it was just another Northern. 4/1944 Toronto Francis Gschwind/Bud Laws Collection
6213 Famous excursion engine well-cared for over the years. 7/1974 CNE grounds in Toronto. Joseph Testagrose
Almost! 6214 was just one engine away from being famous.
Obviously two officials are looking over 6215 for some reason. Seldom seen out of the office!
6215 being serviced at Truro. 6/30/1948 F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection
CNR 6218 when it was just another Northern. Danforth
(Toronto) 6-24-56 Bud Laws Collection
6218 in its famous role hauling excurions over much of
the Great Lakes and St.Lawrence Regions as well as into the USA
6219 with engineer Harvey Burnett, Sr. at Kingston making
his last trip in June of 1956.
6219 (looks like engineer) during servicing stop at Truro. 10/1948 Bud Laws Collection
6220 sitting at Stratford.
6220 sitting at Truro. 9/19/1949 F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection
6221 on the table at Belleville, Ont. 5/16/1959 Joseph Testagrose Collection
6222 MLW #69720 10/1942 Toronto July 10,1955 Howard W. Ameling/Bud Laws Collection
6227 Truro, Nova Scotia, August 2, 1950 F.J.Bechtel/Bud Laws Collection
6230 westbound at Bayview Junction.
6232 being serviced on shop track at Turcot, Montreal. September 10, 1949 Bud Laws Collection
6233 James Adams/Gary Everhart collection circa 6/01/1955.
6237 taking water and getting a hot water and steam pressure cleaning. Bud Laws Collection
6238 taking water in Kingston 7/15/1964 Max Miller/Bud Laws Collection
Extra 6243 taking water at Chatham, Ont. February 16, 1947 John R. Lee/Bud Laws Collection
This old photographic print of 6243 and 6245 below different angles show details of smoke deflectors.
Engine 6245 running as Number 6 a Pool train leaving Toronto
6250 Brockville MLW 70318 10/1943
6251 Maritime Express No. 3 nearing Sainte-Rosalie
Jct, Que. with 15 cars. 1956. S.K.Bolton, Jr.
6252 at east end of Union Station. CP Express building
at right. Royal York in background.
6254 part of the last order of 30 engines. MLW #70322
12/1943 Brantford C.C.Grayson/Bud Laws Collection
6257 stopped for a moment with the injector being worked
as noted by water discharging to the ground.
6259 Hamilton September 1956 Jim Parker
6259 stopped at Glencoe, Ontario 9/1955 Phil Hastings/Joseph Testagrose Collection
6260 getting serviced during stop at Truro.
6261 looking freshly outshopped. .circa 6/01/1955 James Adams/Gary Everhart collection
6262 looking brand new. Bud Laws Collection
Passenger Extra 6264 West taking water and boarding lots of passengers at Kingston. Bud Laws Collection
The station in the background of the photo of CN 6264 looks suspiciously like Kingston, in which the train would be westbound (on that curve where 5702, also westbound, overturned at the station because of excessive speed on August 10, 1947). Lots of people in winter coats boarding the coach immediately behind the baggage car. White flags say it's an extra.
IIRC, CN's practice when running passenger trains in sections
on the Toronto-Montreal double track ABS was to have the first section
NOT display green signals, and to run any following sections as passenger
extras. I'm guessing the train would be
U-3 6300-6336 Cyl. 26 1/2" x 30" Drv. 73" Press. 250 lbs. t.e. 60%
Older American-built U-3-a GTW 6304 looks considerably
different yet, has similar specifications.
6306 in a dramatic scene at Hamilton Junction 3/22/1959 Dick George/Bud Laws Collection
This photograph in Life magazine compares these five 6400's with the famous Dionne quintuplets.
No railfans here, just the general public looking at the
latest modern streamlined steam locomotive.
The corner building in the background is the Victoria Hotel with a United Cigar Store a famous chain.
Note: 6400 was displayed at Simcoe Street freight shed
in downtown Toronto
Days later it would haul a passenger special. See next.
Canadian Railway Centenary
6400 backing into Bonaventure station to get special train for Canadian Railway Centenary. July 1936.
The most famous one was the 6400 itself which was used on the 1939 Royal tour.
6400 back in regular passenger service at Oshawa October 8, 1939 Bud Laws Collection
6400 Turcot 9/5/1954 Anthony Perles/Bud Laws Collection
6400 looking a little rough. MLW 68715 6/1936 July 1956 Merritt Mullen
6400 beautifully restored, it was part of Railway Week
in Belleville, Ont. June 23-28,1964.
Preserved at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa.
6401 westbound through Bathurst Street with a short train
after just leaving Union station in Toronto
6401 in a publicity photograph. Canadian National Railways/Bud Laws Collection
6401 in Toronto Bud Laws Collection
6401 getting ready on the Spadina shop track. 11/11/1942 Joe Boreskie/Joseph Testagrose Collection
6402 on the Spadina shop track. 6/27/1959 Bob Krone
6403 on trial run when new. Montreal 1936 Elwin K. Heath/Bud Laws Collection
Toronto 1944 Francis Gschwind/Bud Laws Collection
6404 on the table of Spadina roundhouse in downtown Toronto.
CPR MLW S-3 yard diesel switching in backgrouond.
Westbound at Bathurst Street looking south from Front Street West.
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