It is an irony that the steam power for passenger trains operating for many years out of Steamtown National Historic Site, maintained by the U.S. National Park Service, consisted of two former Canadian locomotives: Canadian National 2-8-2 No. 3254 and Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 2317. My brother, the late David V. Leonard of Binghamton, New York, took this digital photo of No. 3254 heading a Steamtown train at Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania on January 19, 2008. Mikado No. 3254 belonged to the Canadian National's class S-1-b, built by Canadian Locomotive Company in 1917 for CNR predecessor Canadian Government Railways and numbered 2850-2863; this locomotive was leased to the Grand Trunk as No. 2854. With 27x30-inch cylinders, 63-inch drivers and 180 p.s.i. of boiler pressure, these engines were typical of the Canadian National system's large S-1 class of 327 members (of which six were later converted to 0-8-2s for yard work). No. 3254 weighs 277,550 pounds and produces 53,115 pounds of tractive effort. Click this link for another view by David Leonard, and this link for my video of No. 3254 at Steamtown on October 6, 2012.