Train Engine #6275

Donor Name:J. H. Neill
Date: 1913
Associated Place: Goderich, ON
Item #: M959.0065.001

90 Ton Railway Engine

The CPR built 74 engines of the U3 class numbered from 6227 was to 6301. The first one was built in 1910. Engine # 6275 was the 48th engine of her class and was built at the Angus Shops, Montreal, Quebec in June 1913.

  1. Cab - on the left side of the cab is the fireman's seat. There is a tool box located under the seat. If the bell were to be rung manually, the fireman would ring the bell. Also on the left-hand side of the cab is the Front End Trainman's seat. This is located in front of the fireman's seat and also has a tool box located under the seat. It was the Engineer who worked the throttle. The original colour of the cab would have been green. There are no parts missing from the cab. During the winter months a curtain would be puled across the opening of the cab to help keep the heat inside the cab. In the roof of the cab there are two openings for ventilation. The openings might also have been used for escape in case of emergency. There are two windows at the front of the cab and to the side. Only yard engines would have these two windows at the front to enable the men to get out onto the wide running boards on either side of the engine.
  2. Steam engine gauge - Markings: CPR Locomotive gauge the "Morrison" nickel tube gauge patents pending. The Jas. Morrison Brass MFG. Co. Ltd. Toronto. This is the main gauge in the engine. The engine runs at 200 lbs. per square inch boiler pressure. Air pressure gauges - there are two of these gauges for teh air brakes. These might not be the original gauges. Water glass - shows the water level of the boiler. Headlights - front headlight is believed to be the original headlight, while the back headlight is off of engine #6295. The value for each of these headlights would be between 100 and 200 dollars.
  3. Air compressor - possibly put on the engine some time during the 30's or 40's. Markings: Hamilton, Canadian Westinghouse, Company Limited, Hamilton Canada. Serial No. 10739
  4. Lubricator - mixes oil and stem to take oil and steam to take oil to the main moving parts. There is a copper tube from the lubricator to the main moving parts. The oil travels down this tube, mainly to the parts we are normally unable to reach. Markings: Detroit 22, Detroit Lubricator Co. Limited Patented Dec. 13, 1910 Dynamo- generates the electricity for the engine.
  5. Injector Valves - inject water from the tender into the boiler. The Hancock Inspirator Canadian Patents No. 4062722861
  6. Fire box - burns coal and would be washed out every 30 days to remove calcium deposits.
  7. Throttle - pumped back and forth to get the steam flowing into the cylinders.