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1392 Locomotive

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 30 April 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Locomotives of this class were originally used for passenger service and were among the first to operate into Edmonton on the Canadian Northern Railway. They were the workhorse locomotives that helped to open up the Prairies.

Superseded by heavier and faster locomotives on mainline service, 1392 was one of a group of locomotives that continued performing mixed and way freight duties for the CNR until the general retirement of all steam locomotives in the late 1950s.

As a branchline locomotive, 1392 was used in freight, mixed freight and passenger duties across the Canadian Northern and Canadian National Central and Western systems. In later years 1392 served on work trains and weed trains in Alberta. Retired in 1955, it was put on static display at the Edmonton Exhibition grounds.

This concludes our visit to the Alberta Railway Museum. I hope you have enjoyed the excursion back in time.

PENTAX K200D 1/90 second F/4.5 ISO 800 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France


30 Apr 2012 5:18am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'ai toujours eu cette attirance pour les locomotives

30 Apr 2012 5:39am

@L'Angevine: Merci beaucoup L 'Angevine! Oui, j'ai également eu un amour longue durée de vie de locomotives et de trains. Mon grand-père a travaillé toute sa vie pour le chemin de fer et je pense que j'ai hérité de certains de sa passion! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Une magnifique vieille dame!

30 Apr 2012 6:55am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great shot and a superb end to this terrific series

30 Apr 2012 7:01am

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful ! Great framing of this old machine .

30 Apr 2012 7:39am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr schöne Aufnahme. War eine wunderbare Serie.

30 Apr 2012 7:41am

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! Ich bin sehr froh, dass Sie genossen die Serie! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Our monsters of the past. Not so far, in fact as I remember to have taken trains with that such locomotives in my childhood.
Or maybe that a sign I am so old, now ?
I'll think about it ...

30 Apr 2012 7:59am

@Gérard Beullac: are not old, you just have a very good memory! Thank you very much Gerard! ;-))

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Those old locomotives are so impressive, they do give a feeling of strength and stubbornness. "I will get through whatever the conditions." Thank you for letting us visit this museum.

30 Apr 2012 8:19am

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! Yes, built to overcome any obstacle! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What wonderful presence this still has . . like a sleeping giant !

30 Apr 2012 9:11am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much Ronnie! Yes it is! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I can smell this big old monster.

30 Apr 2012 9:20am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! Yes, it's big and bad and ready to take on all comers! ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


30 Apr 2012 9:28am

@Nigel: Thank you very much Nigel! ;-)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

beau matériel !

30 Apr 2012 9:51am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una serie magnifica, esta antigua locomotora sus kilometros tendra recorridos,
muy buena Eric!!

30 Apr 2012 10:16am

@Isidro: Muchas gracias Isidro! Sí, a pesar de que ha recorrido muchos kilómetros que todavía tiene muchos más en ella! Estoy muy contento de que haya disfrutado de la serie, mi amigo! ;-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très beau!!! elle en a vu des choses cette locomotive!!! j'aime++++

30 Apr 2012 10:17am

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A great shot to end this series with! I enjoyed the visit very much :)

30 Apr 2012 10:25am

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! Glad you enjoyed the series! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vielle locomotive superbe iamge et cpatage, fantastique.
Belle journée

30 Apr 2012 10:50am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

great frame and details .

30 Apr 2012 11:01am

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great shot of this old train, Eric!

30 Apr 2012 11:28am

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Thanks for taking us back to the days of steam and optimism Eric. I've enjoyed it very much :)

30 Apr 2012 12:13pm

@Bron: Thank you very much Bron! Glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane! ;-)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

retour atelier pour un lifting bien mérité !!:) joli portrait .

30 Apr 2012 12:27pm

@Lougris: Merci beaucoup Lougris! ;-)

sue-ann foto from montréal, Canada

Nice frame, the dream of a lot of little and big boys...

30 Apr 2012 2:05pm

@sue-ann foto: Thank you very much Sue-Ann and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

Don from Spokane, United States

It's still a grand looking locomotive! What an interesting history of varied work for the railroad line.

30 Apr 2012 2:54pm

@Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful. really nice frame.

30 Apr 2012 3:15pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent locomotive. I love these machines ...! Thanks for the text ... Best regards, Adela

30 Apr 2012 5:44pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Good point of view, Eric.

30 Apr 2012 5:57pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic photo of this locomotive...I enjoyed the series :)

30 Apr 2012 6:34pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! Glad you enjoyed the series! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

great head-on shot of this giant! they don't make them like this any more ... (except perhaps in india!)
i grew up in a small town with a recycling plant for old steam locomotives, so there were literally dozens of these old engines waiting on the side tracks to be taken apart, melted down and founded again into something new. for us boys this was heaven ... climbing around, into and on these machines was what we did all day ... fond memories, eric !!!)

30 Apr 2012 8:07pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! Glad this brought back some good boyhood memories! ;-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous visit to the Railway Museum !!!! Thanks for the interesting tour Eric ...

30 Apr 2012 8:24pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you very much Baldwin! Glad you enjoyed the series! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That is a big locomotive! Great series. It was very informative. I really enjoyed it!

30 Apr 2012 9:01pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! I am very pleased you enjoyed the series! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm glad the old girl has been preserved. It would nice if she could still go on excursion runs. A great portrait and lovely series.

30 Apr 2012 11:59pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! She is still fully functional and toodles around the museum from time to time! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture

1 May 2012 12:27am

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

First thought seeing this - "Hogwarts Express" engine.

1 May 2012 12:53am

@Viewfinder: LOL....Thank you very much Glenn! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A wonderful collector

1 May 2012 1:05am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful detail. You have made a fascinating series here. I've really learned something.
I wonder what your have in store for us next !! ? :-)

1 May 2012 3:33am

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! I am glad you enjoyed the series! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.. classic..

1 May 2012 8:21am

@Sarito: Thank you very much my friend! ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

massive, commanding! perfectly framed and shot! thank you for sharing!

1 May 2012 1:57pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I looked at all the magnificent railway series photos, superb, I had been having so much
trouble with my site lately it has been almost impossible to leave comments, so slow to
scroll and loses the photo sometimes, it has been rough and pretty much my last comment
for the day. Love how the background in this photo goes w/the background of your site,
very beautiful !!~

1 May 2012 10:07pm

@Phil Morris: Thank you very much Phil! Glad you enjoyed the series but sad to hear about your connectivity woes! ;-)

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great frame!! And a great shot to end the serie!

2 May 2012 12:50pm

@Riccardo: Thank you very much Riccardo! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice must of been a lot of work for the man to run this kind of train...i heard they have some operating still in Canada as a tourist thing, i should check it out someday

4 May 2012 8:54am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Yes we have several out here in the west that still run for the tourists! ;-)

1/90 second
ISO 800
97 mm (35mm equiv.)