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FORT ERIE HISTORICAL RAILWAY ASSOCIATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

P.O. Box 1064 Ridgeway Ontario, Canada    L0S 1N0   (905) 894-8451

 

 

 

 

We Are The Friends of CN 6218!

Help us Preserve this Locomotive!

 

 

 

About CN 6218

 

Magnificent CN 6218 was built in 1942 at the Montreal Locomotive Works.  Fast and powerful, such ‘Confederation’ or ‘Northern’ type locomotives represented the pinnacle of steam locomotive design and helped to literally pull Canada through World War II and beyond.

CN 6218’s career saw it travel the rails as far west as Winnipeg and as far east as Halifax.  CN 6218 also saw service in the Niagara Peninsula and even to White River Junction in Vermont before being  retired from revenue service in 1959.

In 1963, this grand locomotive’s superb design and reliability made it the natural choice to power Canadian National’s popular steam excursion service.  The last steam locomotive to be refurbished at the railway’s Stratford facility,  CN 6218 then traversed Canada and the USA, hauling thousands of rail fans and history buffs.  It became one of the most photographed   locomotives of all time and was the last coal fired steam engine to be run by the Canadian National Railway. 

Retired from excursion service in 1971, CN 6218 quickly became the subject of struggle between several municipalities, all of whom wished to become the final home of this historic engine.  Fort Erie realized this goal when CN 6218 came to Fort Erie in 1973.  The locomotive has been the featured attraction at the Fort Erie Railroad Museum since that time.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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