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Canadian Pacific Railway

G4 class 4-6-2

Following the end of the Great War (World War I) in November of 1918 the CPR set about designing and building four new classes of steam locomotives including the G4 Pacific and similar G3 4-6-2's. P2 class 2-8-2's and S2 class 2-10-2's. Angus built two orders of G4's (all18) and two of G3's (10) and all 15 S2's plus 10 P2's. After this only five* more steam engines were built in Angus, all others came from Canadian Locomotive Company and Montreal Locomotive Works.
* 3100 3101 K1a 4-8-4 1928; 8000 T4a 2-10-4 1931 and 1200, 1201 G5a 4-6-2 1944.

2700-2707, 2709, 2716 and 2717 oil-fired. Equipped with 8,000 gal. (3,000 oil) or 12,000 gal. 14 ton coal tenders.

All photographs Bud Laws Collection unless otherwise credited.

2700 when new. Old Time Trains digital collection

G4a 2700 Cyl. 24 1/2" x 30" Drv.70" 200 lbs. press. 43,700 t.e. CPR Angus 10/1919
Note wooden pilot for mountain service. Vancouver, B.C. June 6, 1939

Change of headend crew at Kamloops October 15, 1942

Note war-time headlight shroud. Vancouver August 1942

2701 Revelstoke August 13, 1941

2703 Kamloops October 17, 1940

2704 Revelstoke Malcolm D. Mc.Carter/Bud Laws Collection

2704 Kamloops October 8, 1941

2705 Engineer oiling around while fireman takes water. Sicamous June 1938

2705 Vancouver March 11, 1939

2706 Revelstoke October 12, 1940

2706 and another engine (G3 ?) running extra.

2707 Kamloops October 8, 1941

2707 Vancouver June 1938

2707 Calgary, Alberta May 1952

2707 dead

2708 coal-fired with large tender 12,000 gallons water and 14 tons coal. Brandon, Manitoba January 8, 1938

2709 leads a Selkirk in Revelstoke August 13, 1941

2709 Vancouver

Boy posing with 2709, if he is still alive is likely long retired! Revelstoke, B.C. June 13, 1940

Coal-fired 2710 with large tender leads a passenger train through Sutherland, Saskatchewan. November 10, 1936

2711 with smoke deflectors. Brandon 8/1939 L.A.Stuckey/Joseph Testagrose Collection

2711 west of at Brandon at Mile 11 Broadview Sub. 8/1940 L.A.Stuckey/Joseph Testagrose Collection

Coal-fired 2711 with smoke deflectors (a.k.a. elephant ears) Brandon, Manitoba. June 1941

Coal-fired 2714 Brandon May 28, 1948

2717 Salmon Arm, BC July 6, 1941



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