CNR S-2A   2-8-2

CNR S-2A 2-8-2

In 1923 Montreal Locomotive Works built 35 mikados for the CNR which designated them as S-2a at the same time Canadian Locomotive Works, Kingston built another 10 copies designated S-2b. In 1924 Montreal built 30 more mikados designated as S-2c. All three groups were identical sporting 63" drivers, a boiler pressure of 185 pounds and 55,000 pounds tractive effort.  They also had Belpaire fireboxes an usual feature for CNR.  In 1931 twenty of the S-2a subclass received vanderbilt tenders which had been built with the N-5d class 2-8-0 at CN's Montreal and Winnipeg shops.  All worked their entire careers in the western region.  CNR was very pleased with their performance and they were assigned to passenger service when needed.  The entire class lasted in mainline service till the end of steam.

MINT COINDITION:   This Van Hobbies model has excellent detail including a backhead and represents one of the the vanderbilt equipped locos  The tender is equipped with a passenger steam line and extra air hose.  The front handrails are packed separate in the box - the way they came from the inporter.  It runs very smooth and quiet thanks to a can motor, torque arm, and idler gearbox. I purchased this engine new and it is unpainted, test run only.

Original box and foam.