Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Antique steam engine

Railways were of critical importance in the early growth and development of Canada.

The Alberta Railway Museum north of Edmonton now owns and displays the CNR steam locomotive 1392. This engine made its last run in 1955.

Here's a link to a YouTube video of 1392, the old "mixed freight" engine pulling a string of cars past the kind of tank that provided the water for the steam.

Those steam engines were noisy machines, and their whistles sounded mighty lonesome as they howled across the prairies by night.

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