The Strasburg Rail Road dates back to 1837 when it was a horse drawn railroad until they purchased their first Norris-built 4-2-0 steam locomotive in 1851.
CN engine #89 was originally built by the Canadian Locomotive Company in Kingston, Ontario, for the Grand Trunk Railway, which was eventually merged into the Canadian National Railway.
Quick facts about Ol’ CN 89
- Whyte notation 2-6-0 Mogul type wheel arrangement. The 2 leading wheels are one axle and mounted directly to the locomotives frame.
There were no trailing wheels behind the 6 driving wheels.
- Locomotive weight: 141,800 lbs.
- build date: 1910
- tractive effort: 26,300 lbf
Quick facts about the Great Western #90
- Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works – 1924
- Locomotive weight: 212,000 lbs.
- Boiler pressure: 200psi
- tractive effort: 48,960 lbf
- maximum speed: 50 mph
- configuration: 2-10-0 wheel arrangment – Decapod type
Let us know if you have ever taken a ride on this great heritage railroad. We would love to hear about your experience!