Locomotive 6015 – Jasper, Alberta (Canada)

By Carl Silverman
Associate Writer/Visit-Jasper.com

JASPER, ALBERTA (CANADA) – Jasper’s Locomotive 6015 is one of 16 mountain-type engines built by the Canadian Locomotive Company of Kingston, Ontario in 1923 and used by Canadian National in fast freight and passenger service. It pulled the Canadian version of the Orient Express, a passenger train with exquisite wood-paneled cars and fine antique furnishings. This type of engine chugged through the natural beauty of Alberta at 100 miles per hour around the rugged Canadian Rockies. It needed about 10,000 gallons of water and 17 tons of coal. By the late 1950s, the steam engines were replaced by diesel locomotives. The Locomotive 6015 stands today as the mark of a time long gone by but never forgotten. 

3 Responses to “Locomotive 6015 – Jasper, Alberta (Canada)”

  1. Joyce Cameron

    Hi, my father in law Walter Cameron worked for CNR in the 1960’s and specifically on the 6015. He’s turning 89 this year, and we may be traveling through Jasper with him. Is there anyone we can meet to talk about the train, a bit of history and how is ended up in Jasper?

  2. Joyce Cameron

    Hi, my father in law worked for CNR in the 1960’s and specifically on the 6015. He’s turning 89 this year, and we may be traveling through Jasper with him. Is there anyone we can meet to talk about the train, a bit of history and how is ended up in Jasper?

  3. JP Paquot

    There is no way this locomotive could reach100mph in the Rockies. The wording used is misleading and should be clarified. This information is also used by the Jasper Food Tour guides when I was in town visiting a couple of weeks ago. CN should be able to give you the best speed attained by their modern diesel engines. The following link will also give you more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CN_U-1-a_and_U-1-b

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