RAILWAY TOURIST LINES AND MUSEUMS
(Listed West to East)
CNR TOFC (Train-on-Flat-Car) from the 1950's
Canadian Museum of Rail and Travel
Revelstoke Railway Museum: www.railwaymuseum.com
“The Revelstoke Railway Museum’s “Chinese Legacies” travelling exhibit left the Port Moody Station Museum in November. The packed crates were shipped to the White Rock Museum where collections staff prepare for the opening near the end of January. Meanwhile here at the Revelstoke Railway Museum, the Doug Weir Theatre now holds the panels and artifacts that are a shadow of the greater exhibit.
Come for a visit to glimpse at the Fan Tan, Heavenly Nines, and Mah-Jongg games pieces. Exhibited lucky coins, whiskey bottles and a leather postcard also provide reflection on the workers lives. In addition, the items presented by the Chinese consult when the exhibit originally debut are on display.
While a controversial topic in the history of the railroad there is value in the telling of this story. Visitors to the museum gain insight into the harsh reality and the contributions made by approximately 15,000 Chinese laborer's. The next stop for the travelling exhibit is Hell’s Gate Airtram in the summer of 2013.”
Kamloops Railway Historical Society: www.kamloopsheritagerailway.com
CRHA - E&N Division
West Coast Railway Association (WCRA)
Russell Grycan photographed magnificent streamline 4-6-4 Royal Hudson #2860 adorned for the Christmas holidays at Squamish, BC.
Kettle Valley Railway Society (KVSR)
Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver, BC
Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Museum – Surrey, BC.
British Columbia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
The NRHS BC Chapter’s restored heritage coaches were used on the “Vancouver North Pole Express” event in early December at Pacific Central Station in Vancouver. With the support of VIA through the staff at the VIA Vancouver Maintenance Centre, a special move was made November 22nd to bring the classic coaches plus a Steam Generator Car from the warehouse in New Westminster to the VIA terminal. They sent out the VIA F40PH-2d 6456 pick up the short train. So here we get a rare view of the 6456 visiting the Ex VIA FP9u 6300 at the entrance to the warehouse. (The 6300 wasn’t accompanying the rest of the train this trip due to other commitments). After exchanging pleasantries, the 6456 pulls the string of cars from the warehouse and out onto the CN line at Braid Street. The consist was as follows: VIA 6456, Steam Generator Car 15448, Coach 601 (Mount Cascades), Coach 803, Coach “Grand View”, and Coach 301, as seen here at Mile 145.2 on the CN New Westminster Sub.
Royal Canadian Pacific Luxury Train
Alberta Railway Museum – Edmonton, AB
Acquired by CN in 1981, former NAR (Northern Alberta Railways) CN GMD1u 1179 was noted on the ladder tracks at Symington on December 17th after being prepped for movement at the Transcona shop in December. Earmarked for the Alberta Railway Museum (ARM), Jesse acorn snapped CN GMD1u 1179 after arrival at Walker Yard in Edmonton, AB, on December 22nd.
Alberta Railway Museum – Bieseker, AB
The museum has two MLW switchers: Ex-CP RS-23 8017 (ex- Saskferco - Belle Plain, Saskatchewan), and Ex-CN S13u 8704 (donated by CANAC).
Alberta Central Railway Museum - Wetaskiwin, AB
The Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions – Stettler, AB
Rocky Mountain Railway Society:
Alberta 2005 Centennial Railway Museum Society)
Galt Historic Railway Park
Ogema Heritage Railway Association
The Southern Prairie Railway rosters one GE 44-tonner #15 (ex-MEC 15). The Southern Prairie Railway has leased former Neptune Bulk Terminals Alco T6 #804 from the Kettle Valley Railway Society. SPR are negotiating the purchase of nine former AMT (ex-CP) 800-series commuter coaches that had spent time in the USA on a tourist train in Indiana.
You can follow the Southern Prairie Railway on Facebook for upcoming events and the reactions from the many riders they had this year. http://www.facebook.com/southernprairierailway?fref=ts
Winnipeg Railway Museum: www.wpgrailwaymuseum.com
Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society:
News updates can be found here: www.waterloocentralrailway.com/news.
Niagara Railway Museum
Check out their Flanger Repairs
The Bytown Railway Society – Ottawa, ON
The Bytown Railway Society 2012 Canadian Trackside Guide is “SOLD OUT, but previous issues are available at:
Chatham Railway Museum
Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway Society http://www.portageflyer.org/
Elgin County Railway Museum
Toronto Railway Heritage Association
York Durham Heritage Railway
Halton County Railway Museum
Northern Ontario Railway Museum & Heritage Center - Capreol, ON http://www.northernontariorailroadmuseum.ca/
The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre recently secured former Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway locomotive #219. Without the museum's hard work, the locomotive would have been sold for scrap.
With #219's future assured, the Museum is now in need of money to move the locomotive to Capreol, ON and to restore it. They are part of Aviva's Community Fund and you can help without spending a penny! Follow the links to find out how you can vote for Aviva to help fund the restoration of #219. Voting starts today!
For more information:
The Canada Science & Technology Museum - Ottawa, ON.
Galt Historic Railway Park
The Palmerston Railway Heritage Association
CLC CNR 2-6-0 #81 is on display nearby the museum
Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (RMEO)
South Simcoe Railway
The Guelph Junction Railway Museum
EXPORAIL – CRHA
Hull - Wakefield Steam Train - Gatineau, QC
Moncton Transportation Museum:
The New Brunswick Railway Museum Hillsborough, NB
Nova Scotia Museum of Industry - Stellarton, NS
Memory Lane Railway Museum - Middleton, NS
Train Station Inn - Tatamagouche, NS
Orangedale Railway Museum - Orangedale, NS
The Orange Empire Railway Museum
Bridge Line Historical Society - Delaware and Hudson RR
Monticello Railway Museum http://www.mrym.org/
The Iron Horse Museum - Chicago City, NN http://www.ironhorsecentral.com/
Lake Shore Railway Historical Society http://www.grape-track.org/home
Steamtown National Historic Site: http://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
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Re-opens to the public Easter 2013. Volunteers will be working over the winter period getting ready for next year.
©CRO January 2013