- Saskatchewan Railway Museum
company_name = Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association
Not for profit
foundation = 1990
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
key_people = Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association (SRHA) volunteers
num_employees = NA
products = Restoration and Exhibits
homepage = [http://www.saskrailmuseum.org/ www.saskrailmuseum.org] The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is a
railway museumlocated west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewanat the intersection of the Pike Lake Highway (Hwy 60) and the Canadian National Railwaytracks. It is operated by the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association (SRHA) and was opened 1990.cite web
title = Welcome to Saskrailmuseum.org
work = Contact Us
date = September 11, 2008
url = http://www.saskrailmuseum.org/
accessdate =2008-10-03 ]
The museum has a Canadian Pacific S-3 locomotive originally built by the
Montreal Locomotive Worksin 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 Electric23 ton diesel electric locomotive built in 1941. This unit was originally used by the US Armyand US Air Forcebefore being purchased by SaskPowerfor use on the A. L. Cole site. This is augmented with a Canadian Pacific Trackmobile built by Whiting Corporation in 1957.
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 Companyin 1911 was originally used in Calgarybefore 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 Companyin 1918 and was in service with the Cleveland, Ohioand the city of London, Ontariobefore 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 Companyin 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 Pacificand Canadian Nationalbox cars, flat beds and a hopper car on display. A Comincotanker car is also on display.
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
The buildings are former railway stations and service buildings moved to the site from other parts of Saskatchewan.
Canadian Northern Railway Canadian Pacific Railway 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
Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific)
* [http://www.saskrailmuseum.org/ Home page]
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