VIA Rail Travel Winner

Irene Lay of Edmonton was the lucky winner of the Via Rail travel certificate draw at the Alberta Railway Museum this year. Irene picked up her prize from Treasurer Kevin Franchuk during the Night at the Railway Museum photo event. Thanks to Via Rail for its generous support, and congratulations and happy travels to Irene! (Photo credit: Kaye Ly)

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Together Again

Newly restored Northern Alberta Railways caboose No. 13025 and GMD-1 locomotive No. 302, “Chief Moostoos,” pose in the yard tracks at the Alberta Railway Museum on September 10, 2017. Museum volunteers have just completed a stunning $10,000 restoration of the 1953-built caboose. Much credit goes to Lukas Tyzuk, Barry Collis, Ivan Hall, John Watton, Ken Knutson, Jamie Macquarie and summer staff Christina Bardocel, Claire O’Brien and Anne-Marie Mizzi. The project included a new roof, windows, exterior painting and graphics, interior…

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Yellow-Letter Day

For the first time in decades, Northern Alberta Railways steam locomotive No. 73 once again wears proper cab lettering and numerals. Board member Joel Mullan touched up the 2-8-0 in preparation for its starring role in the Night at the Railway Museum 2 photo event. No. 73’s title was officially transferred to the Alberta Railway Museum this summer after many years of ownership by the Canadian Railway Historical Association.

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NO SMOKING of any type is allowed anywhere on the museum grounds.  This includes the museum’s parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation.

Since the museum is an industrial site, for the safety of your dog, and for the safety of our other visitors, please leave your dog at home. Service dogs are of course welcome.

We regret that not all of the museum’s grounds and collection are wheelchair accessible. Baby and child strollers are not recommended for touring the site. Plan to bring a carrier.

Rail Safety

All visitors are reminded that this is an industrial site and that proper footwear is necessary. Please obey all warning signs, DO NOT CLIMB on the equipment and pay attention to uneven entrances in display cars. Visitors ride on equipment at their own risk.


The Museum supports the efforts of Canada’s railways to promote safety. We highly recommend that our guests also visit the Operation Lifesaver website. There you’ll find more information about rail safety, including in-person presentations, videos, and other resources.


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