CN 6060

CNR 6060, 4-8-2 Locomotive at Winnipeg Manitoba, June 14, 1958. This picture was submitted by Merle English.

CN 6060 is a Mountain type steam locomotive owned by the Rocky Mountain Rail Society. It was built in November 1944 by the Montreal Locomotive Works and classified as U-1-f by CN. It operated on CN until 1960, and was put on static display in Jasper, AB in 1962.

In 1972 it was rebuilt in Jasper, AB and became CN’s main excursion locomotive until its retirement in the early 1980s. It was restored starting in 1985, thanks in large part to Harry Home, and ran to Vancouver on its own power for Steam Expo 86.

After Expo 86 it was stored at the Alberta Railway Museum until 1998. It was moved to Stettler and operated there for several years until it was put into storage in 2012. There are efforts to restore it back to operation yet again.

CNR 6060 in Toronto May 17 1975.

CN 6060 is 93 feet long, with a height of 15′ 1.5″ and has an operating weight of 637,540 pounds or 318 tons. It burns oil and its tender can hold 5,000 imperial gallons of oil and 11,000 gallons of water.

CN 6060 at Sarnia Ont. 1979

This picture was submitted by Cliff Morreau. His father Fred Morreau worked for CNR for 44 years until he was forced to retire. His father took him for a ride in 6060. He was just a kid then but he still remembers that day.

CN 6060 at Sarnia Ont. 1979. This picture was submitted by Cliff Morreau.
CN 6060 at North Vancouver Dec 14, 1986. A very cold CN 6060. Take a look at the drive
rods. You can see that the locomotive has not moved for quite some time. This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 6060 at North Vancouver Dec 14, 1986. This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB.
CNR CLASS U1f 4-8-4 #6060 at Toronto Ont. This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the “Frank Smeltzer Collection”.
CN 6060 at North Vancouver May 21 1988. This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB.
CN 6060 at North Vancouver May 21 1988. This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB.
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CNR 6060 at Milepost 32 BCR (CN now) Squamish Sub. This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 at Cominco, Calgary 92/03/22. Submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 at Cominco, Calgary 92/03/22. Submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 south of Stettler AB. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 south of Stettler AB. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 at Warren, Alberta. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 at Warren, Alberta. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 at Washago, Ontario during a UCRS Fantrip. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 at Washago, Ontario during a UCRS Fantrip. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 on the Central Western Railway, July 1989. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 on the Central Western Railway, July 1989. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 crossing the Ste Ursule Falls Trestle in Quebec. This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 crossing the Ste Ursule Falls Trestle in Quebec. This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 on a UCRS fan trip, Collingwood, ON. This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 on a UCRS fan trip, Collingwood, ON. This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 on a fan trip with the Upper Canada Railway Society out of Toronto. This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 on a fan trip with the Upper Canada Railway Society out of Toronto. This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CN 6060 and CP 2860 on the shop track in Jasper, AB. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CN 6060 and CP 2860 on the shop track in Jasper, AB. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.

CNR 6060 and BCR2860 Jasper 22, Oct, 1988 giving a farewell whistle as they were leaving Jasper, AB on their return from Expo 86 (after it finished service on BC Rail – the rock tunnel picture). Subsequently, 6060 encountered severe mechanical breakdown which forced it to stay at Jasper and it was never again allowed
to run on a CN mainline in the west.

CN 6060 on display in Jasper, AB around 1969. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CN 6060 on display in Jasper, AB around 1969. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CN 6060, September 1973 - photo by Massey F. Jones.
CN 6060, September 1973 – photo by Massey F. Jones.

Following static display in Jasper AB and subsequent restoration in 1972-73 at the CN Pointe St-Charles Shops, 6060 made an inaugural trip from Montreal to Victoriaville in September 1973 and then this Canadian Railroad Historical Association fan trip from Montreal to the Garneau Marshalling Yard (Triage Garneau), situated about a half hour east of Shawinigan QC on the CN Joliette Subdivision. Several railfans wait near the station to the left, while the locomotive, after having being turned around, is backing up to the rest of the train.

After a few more railfan trips in Qu├ębec, Vermont and Maine, 6060 steamed to Ontario where she operated in excursion service for rail association fan trips and in scheduled service to Niagara Falls with side trips to Yager during summer weekends, before being donated in late 1980, to the Province of Alberta to commemorate their 75th Anniversary.

CNR 6060 running between Stettler and Big Valley, AB, 2003. Video by David Othen.
CNR 6060 in the fall
CNR 6060 in the fall
CN 6060 near Kamloops, BC. Photo submitted by Art Harris.
CN 6060 near Kamloops, BC. Photo submitted by Art Harris.
CN 6060 on Canada Day, 2006. Photo submitted by Art Harris.
CN 6060 on Canada Day, 2006. Photo submitted by Art Harris.
CNR 6060 in Hamilton, ON, early to mid 1970s. Taken and submitted by Don Fraser.
CNR 6060 in Hamilton, ON, early to mid 1970s. Taken and submitted by Don Fraser.

These pictures were submitted by Don Fraser, Ancaster, Ontario. They are digital copies of Kodak
35mm transparencies taken at the old CNR station in Hamilton, Ont., early to mid 70’s. His wife and two young daughters boarded the train on a day excursion run to Niagara Falls and back.

Wheels of CN 6060. Taken and submitted by Don Fraser.
Wheels of CN 6060. Taken and submitted by Don Fraser.
CNR 6060 at Don Valley in Toronto, April 29, 1978. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.
CNR 6060 at Don Valley in Toronto, April 29, 1978. Photo taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones.

This scan, from an early colour print, has always been a puzzle to me. Taken on Saturday April 29, 1978, from Bloor St E., it shows CN 6060 in Toronto’s Don Valley, displaying a GO Transit sign. At the time, 6060 was operating regular Toronto excursions to Niagara Falls, after its rebuild at the Pointe St Charles shops in Montreal, following; retirement from regular service. Because the Government of Ontario would not fund some eventual repairs, CN donated the locomotive to the Province of Alberta in 1980. I did a bit of research and it would appear that the 6060 is celebrating upcoming GO commuter service to Barrie. GO service started 7 September 1982, with service on the CN Newmarket Sub but only as far as Bradford, a few miles south of there. The roadway under the train is the Don Valley Parkway. The bridge in the background is probably CP track.

Massey F. Jones

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