CN X10a 4-6-4T
Built in 1914 by the Montreal Locomotive Works, the Grand Trunk Railway took order of (6) large 4-6-0 ten wheelers with a built in (4) wheel tender attached, making it a 4-6-4 tank engine. Classified as the K2, these locomotives were used for fast commuter service in the surrounding Montreal area. They were numbered #45-50, with (6) 63″ drivers, a higher 210 psi boiler pressure, and a shorter 50ft length, these engines were ideal for quick acceleration and navigation through the tight clearances in the city limits. In 1923, the Grand Trunk Railway became the Canadian National, and the K-2 class became the X-10-a. They saw usage on commuter service until 1961.
#46 is currently under restoration by the Ferrovary Museum of Beauce in Valley Junction, Quebec, Canada.
#47 was sold to F. Nelson Blount for use with his newly formed Steamtown operation out of North Walpole, New Hampshire. She had receive a fresh overhaul in 1958, so she was found to be in excellent condition and was subsequently fired up in 1961. Unfortunately, after only 5 weeks, it was discovered that her boiler was a full year overdate for teardown, which the Interstate Commerce Commission would not allow an extension for continued operation. #47 was placed back into retirement until a full boiler inspection could be made. After Steamtown’s demise in New Hampshire, she was transported to Bellows Falls, Vermont with the rest of the collection. She was then transported to the new Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she resides today as a static display.
#49 is currently on display at ExpoRail in Saint-Constant, Quebec, Canada.
CN/Steamtown X-10-a 4-6-4T set includes: (3) Engines, (1) Combine & (2) Coaches
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