Confederation locomotive

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CN 6153 Class U-2-c on display at the Canadian Railway Museum in Delson/Saint-Constant, Quebec

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 Company (CLC) 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 6400 used with roller bearing boxes on all running and tender axles, with bearings made by SKF of Sweden. [2]



  1. ^ Viaud, Jean-Paul (2002). Portrait of the Collection, Canadian Railway Museum. Imprimerie Létourneau. p. 20. ISBN 2-9804089-1-3.
  2. ^ "Canadian National Railway, CN U4A 6400" (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 July 2019.

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