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Winnipeg Railway Museum

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The Winnipeg Railway Museum is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers from the Midwestern Rail Association The museum is located on tracks 1 and 2 within Winnipeg's Via Rail operated Union Station in Manitoba, Canada

Contents

  • 1 Overview
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Overview

Their mandate is to preserve and promote the rail heritage in the regions between the Lakehead and the Rockies, and between Saint Paul, Minnesota and Hudson Bay The museum is dedicated to the history and development of the railway in Western Canada The collection features the Countess of Dufferin the first locomotive on the Canadian prairies, a variety of vintage railcars, cabooses, a Jordan spreader from 1911, the history and artifacts of the building of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Manitoba, technical displays, HO scale model layout and a gift shop

In 2015, restoration began on Winnipeg's last streetcar, Car 356 When it is completed, it will be displayed at the Winnipeg Railway Museum

The Museum is affiliated with CMA, CHIN, and the Virtual Museum of Canada

See also

  • Canadian National Railway
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • List of heritage railways in Canada

References

  1. ^ Access and public transportation, at viarailca
  2. ^ a b c Equipment, at wpgrailwaymuseumcom
  3. ^ a b Display, at wpgrailwaymuseumcom
  4. ^ Sheila North Wilson June 10, 2015 "Winnipeg's final streetcar to get restoration treatment" Winnipegctvnewsca Retrieved July 26, 2016 

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 49°53′19″N 97°08′00″W / 49888515°N 97133424°W / 49888515; -97133424


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