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The Big Move

Today 1392 was loaded on a truck for her trip to Stettler for Rails and Tales. The operation took over ten hours owing to the heavy rain last night, saturating the loading area. Many members of the press, a documentary filmmaker, bloggers, and museum staff were all on hand for the big event. Both locomotive and tender are loaded on trailers set to make the trip to Stettler tomorrow. Tickets are still available for double-headed steam excursions at Read more…

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Final Shakedown

Today the ARM steam crew of Terry Wolfe, Ted Vangunst, Leon Belov, and Joel Mullan fired up 1392. She had been brought up to pressure yesterday so the crew had a headstart as she retained around 40 PSI overnight allowing operation of the atomizer and blower to bring her back up to pressure this morning.  A few problems were found along the way, but they were all resolved quickly and without too much difficulty. After lunch 1392 got a clearance and…

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NAR 73 is now officially owned by the APRA!

A little bit of history on Northern Alberta Railways #73: As many of you know, it is the only surviving Northern Alberta Railways steam locomotive. It was built in 1927 by the Canadian Locomotive Co. in Kingston, ON, for the Edmonton, Dunvegan, and British Columbia Railway, a precursor to the NAR. In April of 1964, it was donated to the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, Rocky Mountain branch by Stelco Edmonton (now AltaSteel). On December 21, 1967 the Alberta Pioneer Railway…

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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.

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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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