Green Mountain Railroad 2-6-0 No. 89 switches at Chester, Vermont, in this transparency I took in September 1968. (For a view of No. 89 at the Chester depot, click here.) Built in 1910 by the Canadian Locomotive Company for the Grand Trunk Railway, this engine became Canadian National No. 911, in class E-10-a, in 1923. This class of Canadian National Moguls had 21x26-inch cylinders, 63-inch drivers and a boiler pressure of 170 pounds. They exerted 26,000 pounds of tractive effort and weighed 141,800 pounds. After retirement, the locomotive was acquired by F. Nelson Blount's Steamtown museum and numbered 89. In 1965 Steamtown, which had moved to Bellows Falls, Vermont, took over operation of the former Rutland Railroad line between Bellows Falls and Rutland, known then as the Green Mountain Railroad. Steam-powered tourist service operated at the southern end with No. 89 supplying regular power. After Mr. Blount's death in an airplane crash, the Green Mountain Railroad became independent of the Steamtown organization and continues as a common carrier under the State of Vermont. No. 89 was sold to the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania, where it is operational.