Winnipeg Railway Museum

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Winnipeg Railway Museum
Union Station Winnipeg.jpg
Winnipeg Railway Museum is located in Manitoba
Winnipeg Railway Museum
Location within Manitoba
Location Union Station, 123 Main St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Type Railway museum
Collection size 6 locomotives, plus rolling stock
Nearest car park Privately operated, surrounding station[1]
Website wpgrailwaymuseum.com

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.

Overview[edit]

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[2] (the first locomotive on the Canadian prairies), a variety of vintage railcars,[2] cabooses, a Jordan spreader from 1911,[2] the history and artifacts of the building of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Manitoba,[3] technical displays, HO scale model layout[3] 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.[4]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Access and public transportation, at viarail.ca
  2. ^ a b c Equipment, at wpgrailwaymuseum.com
  3. ^ a b Display, at wpgrailwaymuseum.com
  4. ^ 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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Coordinates: 49°53′19″N 97°08′00″W / 49.888515°N 97.133424°W / 49.888515; -97.133424