Saskatchewan Railway Museum
|Not for profit|
|Headquarters||Corman Park No. 344, near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association (SRHA) volunteers|
|Products||Restoration and Exhibits|
Number of employees
The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is a railway museum located west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the intersection of the Pike Lake Highway (Hwy 60) and the Canadian National Railway tracks (on "Hawker" siding). It is operated by the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association (SRHA) and was opened 1990.
Saskatchewan Railway Museum western half Canpotex Potash Car
The Sask Railway museum's Canadian Pacific S-3
The museum has a Canadian Pacific S-3 locomotive originally built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in 1957 to a design originally developed by the American Locomotive Company. Between 2001 and 2006 the S-3 was restored and painted in original period colours and is now on display.
The museum has a smaller General Electric 23-short-ton (21-long-ton; 21 t) diesel electric locomotive built in 1941. This unit was originally used by the US Army and US Air Force before being purchased by SaskPower for use on the Saskatoon coal-fired A. L. Cole power plant before the site was decommissioned. This is augmented with a Canadian Pacific trackmobile built by Whiting Corporation in 1957.
The Saskatoon Municipal Railway operated street cars from New Year’s day 1913 until 1951. The museum has three street cars. Car 40 built by the Preston Car Company in 1911 was originally used in Calgary before being obtained by Saskatoon in 1919.
Car 51 built by National Steel Car in 1927 operated in Saskatoon until the end of street car service.
Both of these cars have been restored to original colours.
Car 203 was built by the Cincinnati Car Company in 1918 and was in service with the Cleveland, Ohio and the city of London, Ontario before being purchased by Saskatoon. Restoration on this car has not started.
Passenger and freight service cars
The Canadian Pacific kirella is on display. The Kirkella was built by the Pullman Company in 1913 as a first class sleeping car; it was in regular service until 1956 when it was converted for use on a work train as a carman’s sleeper. The car was used when filming Summer of the Monkeys.
The museum has two snow ploughs on display. The Canadian Pacific plow was manufactured in 1913, while the Canadian National plow was manufactured in 1927.
The museum has speeders, wash cars and boarding cars used by work crews on display. Also on display is a 300 horsepower (220 kW) diesel emergency generator car built by Canadian Car and Foundry in 1928 and owned by SaskPower.
The buildings are former railway stations and service buildings moved to the site from other parts of Saskatchewan.
- Six Person Bunkhouse circa 1919 from Maymont; now used as a gift shop.
- Brisbin Station circa 1918 Originally used in Debden before being moved to Brisbin.
- Borden Tool Shed
- Register Building Built 1915, Cory
- New Humboldt Tool Shed
- Old Humboldt Tool Shed
- Outlook Tool Shed built 1915
- Nutana Engineman’s Bunkhouse, now used as the museum centre.
- Biggar railway station
- C.N. Industrial
- Eaton Internment Camp
- Saskatoon railway station – current
- Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific) – historic
- Union Station (Regina)
- Canadian Pacific Railway
- List of heritage railways in Canada
- "Welcome to Saskrailmuseum.org". Contact Us. September 11, 2008. Archived from the original on October 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
- http://www.saskrailmuseum.org/S-3%20Press%20release%20Aug06.pdf S-3 Press Release September 1, 2006
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