Strasburg Railroad’s CN #89 Shows Off Steam In Winter

Strasburg Railroad’s CN #89 Shows Off Steam In Winter | Train Fanatics Videos

Like a painting, this heritage railroad has beautiful scenery all year long!

Shot in early February, winter has her grip on this classic short line railroad in the Strasburg and Paradise townships of Pennsylvania.

The 4.5 mile railway connects the railroad museum in Strasburg to Leaman Place Junction for 45 minutes excursions. The return trip shows the CN #89 going in reverse for the return leg of the trip.

The Strasburg Rail Road dates back to 1837, when it was completed, and 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

  1. 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.
  2. Locomotive weight: 141,800 lbs.
  3. build date: 1910
  4. tractive effort: 26,300 lbf

Let us know if you have ever taken a ride on this great heritage railroad. We would love to hear about your experience!

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