Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railways Steam Locomotive No. 2747 (735 Kildare Avenue West, Winnipeg)

A 193-ton, steam-powered railway locomotive in Rotary Heritage Park in northeast Winnipeg 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, the locomotive was donated in May 1960 by the Canadian National Railway 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. A cover was built over the locomotive between 2022 and 2023.

CNR Steam Locomotive No. 2747

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

CNR Steam Locomotive No. 2747

CNR Steam Locomotive No. 2747 (June 2022)
Source: George Penner

CNR Steam Locomotive No. 2747

CNR Steam Locomotive No. 2747 (July 2023)
Source: Rose Kuzina

CNR Steam Locomotive No. 2747 commemorative plaque

CNR Steam Locomotive No. 2747 commemorative plaque (November 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (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 (1 Prairie Dog Trail, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Business: Canadian National Railway

Sources:

“First built in west,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1926, page 6.

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, George Penner, Rose Kuzina, and Glen Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Glen Toews.

Page revised: 14 January 2024

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