Built: 1956 Total Engine Weight: 88,000 lbs. Acquired: 2012 from Evraz International
This locomotive was built by General Electric Company for the CNR. It was used for switching on docks in Kelowna and Vancouver. CN 4 was last used as a industrial switching engine in Camrose. Its main feature is dual caterpillar diesel engines.
Built: 1946 Class: CN Class GS10A Model: GM model NW-2, Diesel Electric Weight: 125 tons Height: 14 ft. 6.25 in. Length: 44 ft. 5 in. Power: 1,000 hp Fuel Capacity: 500 gallons Maximum Speed: 65 mph. Serial Number: 4115 Acquired: 1977 from CN
This locomotive was built by General Motors - Electro-Motive Division for the CNR. It was used to shunt or switch cars around the railway yard. This locomotive was retired in 1976 after it was discovered that it had several engine problems, including a warped engine block. It was repaired by volunteers and was operational again in 1988. It has since been repainted in the modern Canadian National paint scheme.
Built: 1900 Weight: 110,000 lbs. Length: 70 ft. 10 in. Acquired: 1982
The car was built by Barney & Smith in Dayton, Ohio. The Alberta & Great Waterways Railway purchased it from the railway car dealer Hotchkiss Blue Co. of Chicago, Illinois in 1917 as Combine Car 12 . The car went into service and was renumbered 1650. It retained this number after amalgamation with the NAR. The car was then converted to work equipment as an auxiliary tool combine car and renumbered to 17106.
17106 is the only remaining passenger car from the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway. It is currently in the Dunvegan Shop being restored.
Rule Instruction Car 15029
Built: 1916 Acquired: 1979 from CN
This car was built by Preston Car Company for the Canadian Government Railway as the sleeper "VILLE MARIE", a 10 section / 2 drawing room car. It was used on the 'Ocean Limited' and the 'Maritime Express' passenger trains in eastern Canada. In 1920, it became a CNR sleeper car. It retained its name and was numbered 1520. In 1943, it was converted to a colonist car and renumbered to 2928.
In 1956, it was converted to a rule instruction car and was renumbered. This rule instruction car, complete with desks, blackboard and instructor's quarters, served as a mobile classroom for railway employees.
This snowplow was built by Russell Car and Snowplow Company for the NAR and numbered 16531. After amalgamated with CNR in 1981, the snowplow was numbered 55245. This all-steel snow plow has wing elevators and is equipped with ice diggers.
Built: 1899 Acquired: 1993 from Tom Lett
This comboose was built by Jackson and Sharpe of Wilmington, Delaware for the Boston and Albany Railroad as a day coach. It was numbered 632. In 1929, it was acquired by the ED&BC and numbered 1859. In 1949, it was converted to passenger coach / crew caboose and became a comboose. It was numbered 306. At the end of the passenger service in 1969, it went into work train service. In 1985, after amalgamation with CNR, it was renumbered to 78968. This car is now being restored in the Dunvegan Shop. (Picture was taken in downtown Edmonton - 1981)
Load Test Car 50800
Built: 1930 Length: 40 ft Acquired: 1999 from CN
This car was built by the National Steel Car as a box car. It was then converted by the CNR to a load test car and numbered 50800. This car was used to test the load capacity of locomotives after mechanical repairs and prior to being released into service. To do this, it has a set of heavy duty electrical resistors in it that are connected across the electrical output of a locomotive under test. The resistors put an artificial load on the locomotive so that it can be tested while towing the car. It spent the last years of its service in Walker Yard in Edmonton.
CPR 5000 (GP 30 - Canadian Pacific Railway)
Built: 1963 Power: 2,250 hp Engine: V16 EMB 567D3 Total Engine Weight: 253,000 lbs. Continuous Tractive Effort: 63,375 lbs. Acquired: 2006 from CanRail
This locomotive was built by General Motors of Canada - Diesel Division. The GP30 is easily recognizable due to its high profile and stepped cab roof.
GT 4520 (GP - 9 Grand Trunk Railway)
Built: 1957 Class: GR-17h Engine: 16-567C Power: 1,750 hp Maximum Speed: 65 mph Acquired: 2010
This locomotive was built by General Motors - Electro-Motive Division. It is the last remaining CN GP-9 with a short high hood. 4520 also has a 26L automatic brake valve and roof mounted air reservoirs.
GE Locomotive (50 ton)
Built: 1956 Acquired: 2012 from LaFarge
This locomotive was built by General Electric Company. It was used for switching duties at the LaFarge Clover Bar Cement Plant. Its main feature is dual Cummins marine diesel engines.
GE Locomotive (80 ton)
Built: 1950 Serial Number: 30816 Acquired: 2015 from Alta Steel
This locomotive was built by General Electric Company for Stelco and numbered 30816. It was used for switching at the Stelco plant in Hamilton before relocating to Edmonton in 1985. The locomotive's main feature is dual Cummins diesel engines.