Archives

The Alberta Railway Museum Archives are located at the Provincial Archives of Alberta at 8555 Roper Road, in Edmonton.

On Site Searches:
Click on http://provincialarchives.alberta.ca to access the Provincial Archives of Alberta database. Select Search and click on the “Search HeRMIS”. Then type in “Alberta+Railway+Museum” in the search field.

Online Searches
Click on http://www.apraarchives.net/collection/ to access the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association database where you can browse by “object types” and “collections”.

Here is a sample of the images you will find in various collections including Vince Coley personal fonds, Norm Corness personal fonds and Herb Dixon’s. Also included in the museum’s archives is the George Faulder Technical Library and the John Rechner Memorial Library.


Fee Structure for the APRA Archives
The following fee structure is effective June 1, 2017

 

  1. PHOTOGRAPHS – Categories of photographs: All prints at 300 DPI
    • 5 x 7: $30.00
    • 8 x 10: $40.00
    • 11 x 14: $50.00
  2. SLIDES – Prints only
    • Black & White: $20.00
    • Colour: $20.00
  3. SCANNED IMAGE to Disc /Flashdrive – One image: $15.00
  4. REPRODUCTION OF PLANS – Blueprint: $35.00
  5. RESEARCH FEES – $40.00 per hour (minimum I hour) for Research done by Archivist.
  6. POSTAGE CHARGES – Calculated for each package
  7. HANDLING CHARGE – A 15% charge to the total of a large (plans, multiple prints) order
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NEW MUSEUM POLICY:

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.

OPERATION LIFESAVER

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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