V Class 0-8-0
Over many years 0-8-0's were converted by the CPR from 2-8-0's
replaced by bigger engines in road freight service.
V1a 6800-6819 (20)..Cyl. 20" x 24" Drv. 51"
Press.180 lbs. Baldwin
V1a 6816 with fog headlight. Baldwin 15823 5/1898 Rebuilt
from 2-8-0 1/1913 Scrapped 1/1946
V1b class 6832 was originally built as a 2-8-0 by Richmond
Locomotive and Machine Works #2708 7/1898
V3c 6904-6913 (10) CPR 1913
Posing "rods down" fresh out of Weston Shops! Doug Phillips Collection
6907 switching at Higgins Street in Winnipeg. Thursday, April 23,1959. R.S.Ritchie
This interesting down-on view clearly shows differences
in tenders used on V3 class engines (12 tons coal)
V4a 6920-6949 (30) Rebuilt CPR 1928-29
V4a class 6920 first of thirty 0-8-0's rebuilt from M4
class 2-8-0's. Originally M4 3547 CPR 5/1909. Rebuilt 5/1928
6923 on the table at Glen (Westmount) Que. Ex 3465 CPR
#1514 3/1907 Rebuilt 8/1928.
V4a 6939 with fog headlight. Ex 3534 MLW #45587 9/1908
Oil-fired 6939 one of six converted to oil for use on
Western Lines. Tender full view.
6940 with fog headlight and pilot box. Ex 3532 MLW #45585
9/1908 Rebuilt CPR 7/1928
Sold 2/1959 Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coal
V5a 6600-6609 (10) CLC 1930
Unidentified 6600 getting attention working the hump at Fort William. L.B.Chapman Collection
V5a 6600 (CLC #1903 12/1930) one of only ten modern new
switch engines built although thirty were originally planned. These massive
engines were used for the very heaviest switching, usually only two per
terminal and with a multiple throttle would have a quick response. Two
sizes of tenders were used with these engines both held 14 tons of coal
(two later converted to oil) with either an unusual 7200 or 8500 gallon
water capacity. This was likely about the only time the fireman would
be sitting down since these engines were not equipped with stokers despite
their size. Only one other class had vestibule cabs. Three W class 0-10-0's.
Note the engine in the background, possibly 6920 above.
Here is the right side of 6601. Outremont (Montreal) 6/1938
Lawrence Stuckey/Bruce Chapman Collection
6605 looking fresh out of Weston backshop. Winnipeg George Harris/Walter Pfefferle Collection
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