Unusual in North America was a Mikado type with "elephant ear" smoke deflectors, but the provincially-owned Ontario Northland Railway had a class of 2-8-2s so adorned (and even a 2-8-0). Additionally, a slanting steel plate between the pilot and smokebox served to direct the airflow upward away from the enginemen's field of vision. Many Canadian National locomotives were so equipped.

Passing through North Bay, Ontario in August, 1955, I was able to photograph 2-8-2 No. 306 at the ONR terminal facilities, stored "dead" but still with valve gear rods attached. No. 306 was built in 1921 by the Canadian Locomotive Company for the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario, the name of the Ontario Northland before 1946. (It is said the name was changed to avoid confusion of its initials with the Texas & New Orleans, a Southern Pacific subsidiary in the U.S.) This locomotive was originally a member of the 141 class as No. 147, then was renumbered in 1929 to No. 306 in the 300 class. These engines had 63-inch drivers and 25x30-inch cylinders. They carried a boiler pressure of 180 p.s.i. and weighed 238,000 pounds. With these dimensions, their tractive effort was about 49,500 pounds. All ONR 2-8-2s were scrapped by 1957 when the railroad became completely dieselized.