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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railways Steam Locomotive No. 2747 (Plessis Road, Winnipeg)

A steam-powered railway locomotive in Rotary Heritage Park on Plessis Road, just north of Kildare Avenue West, was the first of 33 engines to be built completely at the Transcona Shops and the first engine to be built in Western Canada. It was put into service in April 1926. After it was retired, it was donated in May 1960 by the railway company to the Transcona Kiwanis for public display. When the Kiwanis Club folded, the engine was donated to the Winnipeg Railway Museum. In December 2015, the museum sold the engine for $1 to the Transcona Museum.

CNR Steam Locomotive No. 2747 (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90208, W97.02468
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railways Steam Locomotive No. 6043 (Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Railway Museum (123 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Prairie Dog Central Railway (Winnipeg)

Sources:

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank Winnipeg City Councillor (Transcona Ward) Russ Wyatt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2017

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