Abandoned steam locomotive on CPR’s BIG Hill.

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Location: Canada - CPR's abandoned BIG HILL trackage, near the Spiral Tunnels.

The steam locomotive seen here has sat abandoned for over 100 years. Used in construction of the CPR’s famous Spiral Tunnels that bypassed the problematic “Big Hill”, when this project was completed the engine was simply left behind.

Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, this mogul...

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With the price of copper these days, I am surprised no one has gone after the boiler tubes.


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Many "Live Steam" locomotives 3.5" 5" 7.5" gauge etc, use cooper tubes for thermal efficiency, but the little guys are running at much lower pressures.
Being over a hundred years old, it's deteriorated noticeably in the past 20 years since those photos were taken. It's still a worthwhile little hike to go on. I've seen a bear nearly every time I've been there!

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