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Canadian National 6060 was in the last group of steam engines built for the Canadian National in 1944. These Mountain type 4-8-2's were used in both freight and passenger service until steam ended in 1959. The locomotive is stationed at the Alberta Prairie railroad in Stettler, Alberta today, and runs period trips, to give 2-8-0 number 41 a break now and then. We centered a western trip around a scheduled trip in 1999, since the longest possible trip was to be a June 20th run from Stettler to Coronation. The normal run to Big Valley is around 14 miles but this would be 60 miles one-way. We get there early and enjoy some in-cab scenes showing veteran engineer Harry Home teaching a crew-member the art of lighting a fire in this oil-burner. Next we see the preparations by the crew and some switching to get the train ready for the run.
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CN 6060 Steam Special DVD
STEAMBOY (Revere mass) on 2015-04-13 20:10:42.
This program was shot on the same time period for the day at portage la prairie program, & more real railfan themed than the riding the alberta prairie railroad. What's really strange is that at the end of the program, 6060 would pull the train tender first, then the water car, the main coaches, and the caboose too.