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Canadian Pacific Railway

U3 class 0-6-0

U3a 6101-6130
U3b 6140-6142
U3c 6143-6208
U3d 6209-6259
U3e 6260-6304

Hundreds of small U class engines were used at yards big and small all across the system.
Cyl. 18"x26" Drv.52" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 27,500 Lt.Wt. Eng. 65 tons. Tender capacity 4 tons coal 3,500 gals. water.

U3a 6123 oil-fired, switching in Victoria, VI. CPR New Shops 1376 6/1904 Bud Laws Collection


U3c 6152 Winnipeg August 1941 CPR Angus 1400 3/1905 Bud Laws Collection

U3c 6166 CPR 1414 6/1905 Winnipeg August 1946 Stan Styles/Bud Laws Collection

Sold 7/1949 to Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coal, Bienfait, Saskatchewan.
Preserved 1966 at Western Development Museum, North Battleford.
Relocated 1994 to Western Development Museum, Saskatoon. Displayed as 2166.

U3c 6178 dead at Angus. circa 1940 Bud Laws Collection

Class U3c 6179 is stored Out-of-Service at unknown location and date. Bud Laws Collection
It is possible it never returned to service as it was scrapped in April 1937
Note the slide valves, indicative of a non-superheated boiler.


U3d 6222 CPR 9/1911 Winnipeg 9/1950
Note the box on pilot also check out that whistle!
OCS "cinder service" gon at right behind engine.
Stan Styles/Ken Mac Donald/Joseph Testagrose Collection

U3d 6224 Saskatoon, Sask. August 7, 1948 CPR 9/1911 Howard W.Ameling/Bud Laws Collection
Although equipped with piston valves this engine is not superheated. Only the U3e sub-class (6260-6304) were superheated.
Note: The last non-superheated steam locomotive on the CPR was DAR 6227 retired February 1957.

6245 coaling up! Lethbridge 5/1944 Ken Mac Donald/Joseph Testagrose Collection

6248 in Montreal 1948. Howard Davis/Bud Laws Collection


U3e 6269 fresh out of Angus.

U3e 6277 OSS (Out of Service Serviceable) at Lambton bone yard. CPR 7/1913

6290 out-of-service Brandon 1/03/1949 L.A.Stuckey/Ken Mac Donald/Joseph Testagrose Collection

6296 at Bay Shore yard in West Saint John, NB. 1930's-40's. CPR 10/1913

6298 Caption missing. Likely John Street.
It was assigned to John Street circa 1953-1955. In 1952 West Toronto (not Lambton) roundhouse.

U3e class 6304 was the last 0-6-0 built by or for the CPR. Hundreds had preceeeded it, none would follow.
Built CPR Angus December 1913. Shown at Winnipeg 10/15/1947. William S. Kuba/Bud Laws collection

 

 



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