TOURIST LINES AND MUSEUMS
(Listed West to East)
Canadian Museum of Rail and Travel
Last year, the Canadian Museum of Rail and Travel in Cranbrook, BC has been restoring CP FA2 4090 and FB2 4469. This photo was taken in September 2012 by Kevin Dunk, who reports not much has changed since he took this shot, but they plan to get back at it in the spring.
Revelstoke Railway Museum: www.railwaymuseum.com
Also, for photos and videos taken during Coffee Club’s held in the winter of 2011/2012, visit our Virtual Exhibit on the Virtual Museum of Canada’s website: www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca. Our exhibit is titled “Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad”.
Kamloops Railway Historical Society: www.kamloopsheritagerailway.com
CRHA - E&N Division
West Coast Railway Association (WCRA)
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
Royal Canadian Pacific Luxury Train
Alberta Railway Museum – Edmonton, AB
Alberta Railway Museum – Bieseker, AB
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
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
PRAIRIE DOG CENTRAL
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
Chatham Railway Museum
Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway Society http://www.portageflyer.org/
Elgin County Railway Museum
Toronto Railway Heritage Association
CNR 4-8-4 Northern 6213 and CNR GP7 4803 displayed at Roundhouse Park in downtown Toronto last summer.
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.
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
Steven Barker submitted shots of the Gresley A4 Pacific #60000 “Dominion of Canada” getting her make over in the United Kingdom, They show her in the works area of the Shildon Branch of the National Railway Museum. The locomotive is being restored into her original “Garter Blue” livery complete with “LNER” lettering on the tender, re-fitting of the bell, installation of the side skirts, and original number.
Exporail will be open Saturdays and Sundays March 2nd to 31st, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We will also be open during the week for group tours by reservation.
Special winter discounts: A special 10% discount off the admittance fee during the month of February, 2013.
Rotary Snowplow , Until March 17, 2013
Climb aboard this enormous vehicle, along with our tour guide, and discover its history and how it operates. Built right here in Montreal by Montreal Locomotive Works, this vehicle was used by the CN between 1930 and 1960. Rotary Snowplow tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 p.m.
Railroad Jobs, weekend:
In our Grand Gallery you can experience a variety of railroad jobs. Along with our tour guide, try your hand at the brakeman’s job, learn how he coupled cars and applied the brakes. Become a car man and inspect hot boxes on a truck or a track man working on building a section of railroad track or a motorman and operate the streetcar controls. These activities are available every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as well as at 2:30 PM
Guided tour, weekend:
Exporail offers guided tours of its permanent exhibition: Living the Canadian Railway Adventure. Come discover the great moments in the history of Canada's railroads, from the founding fathers of the Canadian railroad to the universe of railway workers, to the birth of Montreal's transit system, with its period streetcars.The tour is available in English every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. and lasts approx. 75 minutes.
The “Dominion of Canada” has joined the “Dwight D. Eisenhower”, and other A4 Streamlined steam locomotives at the National Railway Museum in York, in the UK. The locomotives have been shipped to the National Railway Museum for a period of two years. They will take part in the 2013 celebrations commemorating the 75th. anniversary of Mallard's world record speed run for steam. CRO will cover this.
The “Dominion of Canada” is being cosmetically restored to ‘as built’ condition with side valences, blue livery and stainless steel numbers and lettering; its original CPR bell and whistle will also be added back. This is made possible by funding from the National Railway Museum in York, and donors in Canada.
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
Check us out on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helstonrailway
Re-opens to the public Easter 2013. Volunteers will be working over the winter period getting ready for next year.
©CRO March 2013