Canadian National Railways Steam loco heralds is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


Craftsman at heart
Does anyone know when this monogram first appeared on CNR locos?

Also, was it only on Steam locos for passenger service only?

I have seen some photos of Canadian National 4-6-2 Pacifics with the round herald on the tender pulling what seems to be freight, but I can't see the rest of the train; perhaps it might be freight in front of a passenger car?


GTW in the summer of 53
Generally it was for passenger only but I have seen some demoted passenger engines pulling freight Southern Ontario with that herald.

The herald came into use in 1954 with the new Maple Leaf paint scheme.


Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.