Winnipeg Railway Museum
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|Location||Union Station, 123 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Collection size||6 locomotives, plus rolling stock|
|Nearest car park||Privately operated, surrounding station|
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.
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.
Locomotive on display
Long term plans are to move the Winnipeg Railway Museum elsewhere in Winnipeg to make way for a rapid transit hub station where several 'rt' routes will meet.
- Access and public transportation, at viarail.ca
- Equipment, at wpgrailwaymuseum.com
- Display, at wpgrailwaymuseum.com
- Sheila North Wilson (June 10, 2015). "Winnipeg's final streetcar to get restoration treatment". Winnipeg.ctvnews.ca. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
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