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On 8/20/2022 at 8:49 PM, smallspy said:

The info I have is that it is only in Ottawa for a minimum of time, and will be stashed at Smith's Falls for the duration of its wait.



Given Ottawa's lack of railroads, why would they have brought it here?

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At the end of October, Alberta Prairie #41 made a return after spending 5 years under repair/restoration.

Alberta Prairie Steam Railway is a tourist attraction located in Stettler, Alberta - in the afternoon on October 29th, 2022 an excursion was held featuring the return of number 41 - the only steam excursion for the year and the first one since 2017.

The link is to a chase video I filmed with many picturesque locations along the 20-mile (33km) line from Stettler to Big Valley.

41 is a 1920-built 2-8-0 Baldwin "Consolidation" locomotive, originally built for the Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad, and was there assigned the "41" number. When that line became part of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (Frisco), the locomotive was re-numbered as 77. After performing freight service with the Frisco for years, the engine was sold in 1947 to the Mississippian Railway where it retained the Frisco number. Following several further changes in ownership, the locomotive was acquired by Alberta Prairie and renumbered back to 41.




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