Canadian Pacific Consolidation (2-8-0) No. 3422 was one of the last survivors of CPR steam in southern Ontario when my late brother, David V. Leonard, snapped this photo at Windsor on September 3, 1958. Belonging to class M4d, it was outshopped in 1904 by American Locomotive Company's Schenectady Works as the CPR's No. 1622, and was renumbered to 3422 in 1913. It had 58-inch drivers, 21x28-inch cylinders, and a Stephenson valve gear. Members of class M4d carried 200 p.s.i. of boiler pressure, weighed 184,000 pounds without tender, and produced a tractive force of around 36,200 pounds. Their grate area measured 44 square feet, and when converted from slide to piston valves they had 2363 square feet of evaporative heating surface and 339 square feet of superheating surface. The locomotive was scrapped in 1961.
Raymond Kennedy, who maintains the Old Time Trains web site, states: "CPR 3422 was the last steam yard engine at John Street roundhouse in Toronto where I worked and it was transferred there after backshopping at Angus. Spotless and trimmed like a passenger engine it looked great. It handled a transfer move from the shed one day a week for about two hours! This had to do with changing off the diesel working the shed. It later went to London and worked the 4 p.m. yard jobs five days a week. It was, as far as I know, the last steam yard engine there as well. David's photo of it in Windsor likely means it was the last steam yard engine there! Assigned to London it likely was transferred dead to Windsor to replace a diesel. It later went to Lambton and was sent to an outpost terminal, Port McNicoll which was all-steam until the end — 3422, 3632 and 3722. The last engine (3722) made the last run Saturday, April 30th, 1960. It was still in great shape having had light use at all points."