We graciously accept any donation to help preserve Alberta railway history. A tax receipt will be issued for any amount of $25 or more.

Monetary Donations

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can do so through the Canada Helps Organization website. This organization assists non-profit groups by providing a secure online platform for receiving and sending funds to their individual financial institutions. Thank you for your generosity.

Artifact Donations

The Alberta Railway Museum’s historical collection includes only CNR and NAR, and their predecessors. Artifacts are housed at one of two locations, depending on their sensitivity to environmental factors such as temperature, humidity and sunlight:

  • Alberta Railway Museum, or
  • Provincial Archives of Alberta

If you are interested in making an artifact donation, please click here to download our 2024 Alberta Railway Museum Donation Form (fillable pdf).

Please note that we are currently not accepting:

  • Phonographs, cameras (or other recording devices)
  • Timetables
  • Switchman Lanterns
  • Undocumented photographs/negatives, slides, film
  • Railway Magazines

For donation of books, please refer to the following:

Books Accepted

  • Canadian Railway Books (i.e. CPR, CNR, NAR plus predecessors)
  • Railway Equipment Manufacturers
  • Technical Manuals

Books Not Accepted

  • Transit System Books, except by Archivist discretion
  • International Focus
  • United States Focus

Questions? Contact Mike Nurse, Archivist at [email protected]

If you have CPR artifacts (except books), please contact The Alberta Central Railway Museum. (

And thank you to all the donors that have contributed either in donations-in-kind or financially to the Alberta Railway Museum. We appreciate all the support you have given us over the years.


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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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