Canmore Mines Ltd. locomotive No. 4 – The Goat

Canmore Mines locomotive No. 4, better known as the Goat, was built in 1905 as locomotive No. 1644, but came to Canmore in 1943 when the mine company bought it from the Canadian Pacific Railway for $5,000. A switcher steam locomotive, also known as a shunting boiler or yard goat, had six driving wheels, three on each side, giving it a 0-6-0 designation. Canmore Mines retired the Goat in 1963 and after it was refurbished and outfitted with a diesel engine, it was sent to Heritage Park in Calgary.


About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.
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2 Responses to Canmore Mines Ltd. locomotive No. 4 – The Goat

  1. Will Jones says:

    My records show that The Old Goat retired in August of 1964. If it was 1963, I would sure like to know

    • Hi Will. Thanks for your note. The way Canmore’s history has been recorded/preserved, it’s entirely possible that 1964 is correct. What is your source on that date? I’ll have a look at my notes and find the reference to 1963.


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