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Superseded by heavier and faster locomotives on mainline service, 1392 was one of a group of locomotives that continued performing mixed and way freight duties for the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.
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