Grand Trunk Railway System? One of a kind!

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Grand Trunk Railway System? One of a kind!
Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 1:32 AM

U-3-a GTRS 6300 Cyl. 26 1/4" x 30" Drv. 73" Press. 250 lbs. t.e. 60% Schenectady 67339 7/1927 
(12 eng 6300-6311CN photo /Bud Laws Collection 

Note: 6300 is the only known engine with Grand Trunk Railway System emblem. 

Kinda wonder how this comes about only on one engine. Someone ordered it that way. Any thoughts, ideas?

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Posted by M636C on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 8:02 AM

That exact herald appears on page 16 of Canadian National Steam Power by Clegg and Corley. It is described as a "pre-1919 advertising herald". The diagram shows the evolution of the CN Herald. It indicates that the similar angled Canadian National logo was first applied in 1927. Sadly the GT logos aren't covered by the diagram.

Since 6300 was built in 1927, perhaps the GT Railway System logo was tried on 6300, but was given up in favour of the simpler "Grand Trunk Western" on later locomotives. Since that is a builder's photo, it is possible that the GT Railway System logo never appeared on a finish painted locomotive.

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 11:26 AM

I just knew I'd seen that before somewhere.. of course, Canadian National Steam Power. 

Your analysis is likely spot on. Many more pictures while in service would have appeared and been mentioned. 

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 6:59 PM

It reminds me of the paint samples Lionel had made up that are now prized by collectors as 'one-of-a-kind".  This is like the "Lady Lionel" set of 1957 that was made with a pink locomotive and pastel colored freight cars.  It probably sounded good on paper but in practice....not so much.  Wink

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