Saskatchewan Railway Museum


Saskatchewan Railway Museum

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company_name = Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association
company_type = Not for profit
foundation = 1990
location = Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
key_people = Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association (SRHA) volunteers
industry = Museum
num_employees = NA
products = Restoration and Exhibits
homepage = [http://www.saskrailmuseum.org/ www.saskrailmuseum.org]
The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is a railway museum located west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the intersection of the Pike Lake Highway (Hwy 60) and the Canadian National Railway tracks. It is operated by the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association (SRHA) and was opened 1990.cite web
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Locomotives

The museum has a Canadian Pacific S-3 locomotive originally built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in 1957 to a design originally developed by the American Locomotive Company. Between 2001 and 2006 the S-3 was restored and painted in original period colours and is now on display. [http://www.saskrailmuseum.org/S-3%20Press%20release%20Aug06.pdf S-3 Press Release September 1, 2006 ]

The museum has a smaller General Electric 23 ton diesel electric locomotive built in 1941. This unit was originally used by the US Army and US Air Force before being purchased by SaskPower for use on the A. L. Cole site. This is augmented with a Canadian Pacific Trackmobile built by Whiting Corporation in 1957.

Street Cars

The Saskatoon Municipal Railway operated street cars from New Year’s day 1913 until 1951. The museum has three street cars. Car 40 built by the Preston Car Company in 1911 was originally used in Calgary before being obtained by Saskatoon in 1919. Car 51 built by National Steel Car in 1927 operated in Saskatoon until the end of street car service. Both of these cars have been restored to original colours.

Car 203 was built by the Cincinnati Car Company in 1918 and was in service with the Cleveland, Ohio and the city of London, Ontario before being purchased by Saskatoon. Restoration on this car has not started.

Passenger and freight service cars

The Canadian Pacific Kirkella is on display. The Kirkella was built by the Pullman Company in 1913 as a first class sleeper car; it was in regular service until 1956 when it was converted for use on a work train as a carman’s sleeper. The car was used when filming the "Summer of the Monkeys" movie.

The museum has Canadian Pacific and Canadian National box cars, flat beds and a hopper car on display. A Cominco tanker car is also on display.

Special cars

The museum has two snow ploughs on display. The Canadian Pacific car was manufactured in 1913, while the Canadian National car was manufactured in 1927.

The museum has speeder cars, wash cars and boarding cars used by work crews on display. Also on display is a 300 horsepower diesel emergency generator car built by Canadian Car and Foundry in 1928 and owned by SaskPower.

Buildings

The buildings are former railway stations and service buildings moved to the site from other parts of Saskatchewan.

Canadian Northern Railway

* Six Person Bunkhouse circa 1919 from Maymont; now used as a gift shop.
* Brisbin Station circa 1918 Originally used in Debden before being moved to Brisbin.
* Borden Tool Shed

Canadian Pacific Railway

* Register Building Built 1915, Cory
* New Humboldt Tool Shed
* Old Humboldt Tool Shed
* Outlook Tool Shed built 1915

Canadian National Railway

* Nutana Engineman’s Bunkhouse, now used as the museum centre.

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

* Oban Interlocking Tower
* Unity Express Shed built 1919
* Agro Station, built 1913

See also

*Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific)

References

External links

* [http://www.saskrailmuseum.org/ Home page]


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