Constructed by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1923, Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 2317 handled main line freight and passenger trains until being retired in 1959. In 1965 the late F. Nelson Blount bought the locomotive; she was restored to service in 1978 at Steamtown's Bellows Falls, Vermont location. Steamtown's move to Pennsylvania in 1984 brought No. 2317 to Scranton. The National Park Service acquired the bankrupt Steamtown's assets in 1986, and until being sidelined for major repairs No. 2317 was one of two former Canadian locomotives that were the mainstay of the museum's steam operations. A representative of CPR's G3c class, No. 2317 boasts 75-inch drivers, has 25x30-inch cylinders and sustains 200 p.s.i. of boiler pressure. With a grate area of 65 square feet, she has 3530 square feet of evaporative heating surface and 803 square feet of superheater surface, and weighs 319,000 pounds. I took this digital photo at Scranton on July 26, 2005.