Confederation locomotive

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The Confederation type was a large locomotive type with a 4-8-4 wheel arrangement used on Canadian railroads. Most were built by the Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in Montreal, Quebec, and the Canadian Locomotive Works (CLW) in Kingston, Ontario, for the Canadian National Railway (CNR). The "Confederation" type was later given the more common designation "Northern" type. They were the backbone of the CNR locomotive fleet from the 1930s to the 1950s.[1] Eight locomotives of this type have been preserved from the CNR and CPR fleets.

CN 6153 Class U-2-c on display at the Canadian Railway Museum in Delson/Saint-Constant, Quebec
CN 6167 Class U-2-e on display at Guelph, Ontario
CN 6400 Class U-4-a on display at the 1939 New York World's Fair "Railroads on Parade" exhibit


  1. ^ Viaud, Jean-Paul (2002). Portrait of the Collection, Canadian Railway Museum. Imprimerie Létourneau. p. 20. ISBN 2-9804089-1-3.

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