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2816 over the years

Class H1b Montreal Locomotive Works 68535 December 1930.

2816 Empress cab interior.



2816 First engine in smoke deflector experiment 1935. Lawrence Stuckey/L.B.Chapman Collection

2816 with short-lived inboard smoke deflectors. Now with newly introduced Tuscan red and grey paint scheme for passenger service locomotives including new running board trim with number and emblem on cab along with tender trim.
Brandon, Manitoba 8/1937 Lawrence Stuckey/L.B.Chapman Collection

2816 in fast freight service with standard smoke deflectors again. By this time Royal Hudsons were replacing older H-1's in passenger service. Bill Paul/L.B.Chapman Collection

2816 back on passenger in War time. Flat illuminated number board on smokebox.
Lawrence Stuckey/L.B.Chapman Collection

2816 still in passenger service. Chatham, Ontario 4/06/1946 Collection of George Parks/L.B.Chapman

2816 when it was just another 2800. Taking water at Galt while engineer oils around.
Note smoke deflectors. April 27,1946 Harry Hart/Robin Hart Collection

John Street roundhouse, Toronto. 4/1947 Stan Styles/L.B.Chapman Collection

No. 354 eng. 2822 tender 2816! That is right. 2816 today has a tender off another 2800!
Not all that unusual since tenders were often interchangeble.
Tenders had their own builders plate as well but were often missing.

Number 354 at Three Rivers (Trois Rivieres), Quebec.
9/11/1952 Roger Boisvert/Bruce Chapman Collection

No. 20 engine 2816 eastbound at Galt no longer equipped with smoke deflectors. July 7, 1954. William I. Miller

Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24, 1953 No. 629 (The Bullet) was changed from a Dayliner to conventional equipment totalling twelve cars including two RDC's. 2816 hauled that train carrying 969 passengers. Departing Toronto at 3.55 p.m. the heavy weight of the train (it would have been assisted by another passenger engine 60 miles to Orrs Lake) and the high volume of passengers all combined to make it one hour and fifty minutes late arriving at Detroit. The connection through to Chicago was still made due to a three hour and twenty minute layover departing 11.40 p.m. Public time table 1954.

2816 in a winter scene a Three Rivers, Quebec. 12/31/1958 Roger Boisvert/L.B.Chapman Collection

H1b 2816 (MLW #68535 12/1930) when it was just another 2800. Who would have ever guessed its future?
On the table at the Glen off the suburban train below. 6/22/1959 Bob Krone

2816 with suburban (commuter) train from Rigaud at Montreal West. 6/22/1959 Bob Krone

2816 Glen yard 7/1959. Note the Delaware & Hudson passenger car in background near pilot.
Jim Shaughnessy/Joseph Testagrose collection

Another shot of 2816 at the Glen. May 9, 1959



Originally preserved by F. Nelson Blount at his Steamtown USA project in Vermont.
First located in 1964 in North Walpole, New Hampshire on a
Boston & Maine branchline operating steam excursion trains from a small facility.
It was relocated in 1964 to a far bigger property across the river in Bellows Falls, Vermont
on a former Rutland branchline where he operated regular steam tourist trains to
Chester as Monadnock & Northern (a non-common carrier).
It later became Green Mountain, a new common carrier shortline formed by Blount.
Following his untimely death on August 31, 1967 when his private plane he was flying from
Bellows Falls to Edaville, his other tourist train operation, ran out of fuel and crashed,
Steamtown was closed and in 1984 relocated by the Steamtown Foundation
to Scranton, Pennsylvania at an old DL&W shop and yard becoming
Steamtown National Historic Site under the National Park Service opening in 1995.

Note: Blount acquired and operated 1246, 1278, 1293 and 2317 at Steamtown USA,
as well as CNR 47 and 89. Displays included 2816, 2929 and CNR 3377, GTW 6039.

Displayed at Steamtown USA, Bellows Falls, Vermont. July 1981.

Westbound on Galt Sub. with GO Special supporting Breakfast for Learning charity.




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