The Niagara Railway Museum needs your help. In September 1920, the American
Locomotive Company (Cooke Works) built an 0-4-0ST (0 lead wheels, 4 drive wheels, 0 trailing
wheels, saddle tank) steam locomotive for use in the construction of the Sir Adam Beck Generating
Station (Queenston-Chippawa Project). In 1922, the engine changed hands, as it has done many
times over the years.
HEPC #46 (serial #62557) is the last of the Hydro Electric Power Commission steam locomotives,
making it significant not only to the railway history of Niagara, but to Hydro power
history as well. #46 has been operated over the years, however it is currently not in operating condition.
It is a goal of the Niagara Falls Railway Museum to stabilize and cosmetically restore #46,
and we need your help. This project involves reconstruction of a significant portion of the
rear of the cab including the coal bunker, recreating the woodwork of the doors and windows and
restoring all gauges and controls.
We are accepting donations of any amount, however, for a donation of $50 to the project, you will receive an 8"x10" framed print of #46 (when it gets a new coat of paint) along with your name on our Locomotive #46 Project donor wall.
Please help us preserve this small engine for the future, and support a part of Niagara's history.