Canadian National Railway 5288

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Name: Canadian National Railway 5288

Railroad of Record: Canadian National Railway

Locomotive Number: 5288

Type of Locomotive: Pacific

Date Built: 1919

Date Rebuilt: None

Locomotive Weight:  268,000 lb

Driver Diameter:  69 in

Cylinders:  24 in x 28 in

Tractive Effort:  39,735 lbf

Builders Number: 60483

Paint Scheme: Black

Current: Static Display 

This 4-6-2 "Pacific" class was built in March of 1919 for the Canadian National Railway. The locomotive operated all over Canada, as well as in the United States. When the CN dieselized, the locomotive was purchased by Steamtown USA in Bellows Falls, Vermont. It remained with the collection even into its transition as a National Park after moving to Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 2001, after being deemed as surplus, the locomotive was donated to TVRM, where it resides on display today. The locomotive was essential in the restoration of the 4501, when its mechanical stoker was removed in 2012 to be reconditioned for use in the 4501.