A Night at the Railway Museum

Is old No. 73 under steam again? Not quite, but thanks to a little Hollywood magic, the former Northern Alberta Railways 2-8-0 sure gave that appearance at the Alberta Railway Museum’s second annual Night at the Railway Museum photo event on September 8, 2017.

A sell-out event with more than 30 photographers captured a “smoking” No. 73 on memory cards, along with other evening scenes that included streamlined Canadian National F-units at St. Albert station, an NAR “caboose hop” in the yard and classic 1950s Chevys at a Super Continental stop.

The result was a number of stunning visuals that brought history to life. We’re very pleased to be able to share a few here, courtesy the participant photographers. More can be seen on Edmonton Shutterbugs website

So many people helped to make the 2017 Night at the Railway Museum another success, from our own museum volunteers (and students) to the incredible models arranged by the Edmonton Shutterbugs; from car owners with the Edmonton 567 Club to Spirit Halloween on 168 St., which provided one of the fog machines that brought No. 73 to life.

Night at the Railway Museum events are a unique opportunity to expose (pardon the pun) the museum to new audiences and generate publicity for our historic collection. Stay tuned for future events, and keep those flashbulbs handy!

— Kevin Franchuk, Night at the Railway Museum organizer/Alberta Railway Museum treasurer


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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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