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What’s Happening at the Museum

Here is an update on what has been happening at the Museum. Northgate Industries Ltd. is kindly donating three modular buildings / trailers to the Museum, which will be located at the north east end of the property, parallel with the CN line, north of the Dunvegan car shop. Thanks to Hans for arranging this donation. The trailers will be used for artifact storage as well as for storing lumber. Two have been delivered to date. Kudos to all those…

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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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First Train into Edmonton

115 years ago, the first train rolled across the Low Level Bridge into Edmonton. On Saturday September 2, Donald Ross, early Edmonton pioneer, who drove the first rivet into the Low Level Bridge and who was in the locomotive of that first train, will once again be in the engine as we reenact the historic event. Our 1913 steam engine will be pulling the train, so wear your finery from the turn of the twentieth century and the Klondike era.…

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Night at the Railway Museum 2

Time is running out to save your spot for the Alberta Railway Museum’s exciting Night at the Railway Museum 2 photo event, the evening of Friday, September 8! Admission to this event is by advance ticket sales only and is closed to the general public — last year’s inaugural event was a sell-out and only a few spots now remain. This is a great opportunity for photographers, rail and history enthusiasts to step back in time and experience vintage vehicles, rail equipment and models…

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Herb Dixon – Tree Dedication Ceremony

There will be a tree dedication on Saturday, August 12 to honour Herb Dixon, our Museum president for 25 years up until January this year. Herb was critical in transforming the Alberta Railway Museum from train club to a functioning railway museum. Come and celebrate his life and accomplishments at 2:00 pm with dessert and coffee to follow. All are welcome

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The Herb Dixon Full Steam Ahead Award

I’m pleased to announce that an award has been set up in my Father’s name with the Edmonton Community Foundation to continue the work that he championed during his life. Please consider donating and spreading the news to others so that the award can be endowed and live for many years to come. Many thanks! Mark Dixon. Herb was all about people and bringing out the best in others. With a smile on his face and a twinkle in his…

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Heritage long weekend

Coming up on the Heritage long weekend, the Steam Punks and Edmonton Shutterbug photographers will be visiting on Saturday August 5. We had a wonderful time hosting both groups last year, and the Victorian era clothing fit right in with the Museum’s collection. If you’re so inclined, put on your best steam punk attire and join the fun. Or wear your regular street clothes and observe as a Muggle. On Monday August 7, the Museum will be having a handover…

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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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