Saturday, September 5, 2009

Downtown Places: Winnipeg Railway Museum

Place: Winnipeg Railway Museum
123 Main Street


The Winnipeg Railway museum is located on the upper floor, tracks one and two, of the Union (VIA) Rail Station at Main and Broadway. There are dozens of pieces of rolling history. The jewel of the collection has to be the Countess of Dufferin (c 1877), the engine that helped build Manitoba.

You'll even find some local oddities like this Davenport Locomotive used by the city of Winnipeg !
The museum also has a great collection of rail-related memorabilia including a Women in Rail display, uniforms, communications devices and signage. Definitely worth checking out !

Video Tour of Winnipeg Rail Museum

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