Alberta Railway Museum

The Alberta Railway Museum (ARM) located in the north end of Edmonton, Alberta houses a collection of railway equipment and buildings. It has locomotives from both the Canadian National Railways (CNR) and Northern Alberta Railways (NAR).[1]

Alberta Railway Museum
Location in Edmonton
Established1976
Location24215 34 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates53.7022°N 113.3828°W / 53.7022; -113.3828
TypeTransportation Museum
Websitewww.albertarailwaymuseum.com

History

The Alberta Railway Museum opened in 1976 in a historic spot, on the former Canadian Northern Railway Coronado Subdivision. With the exception of summer staff, volunteers keep the Museum operating. Funding comes from memberships, museum admissions, grants and casinos.[2]

Collection

The collection is in the process of being restored, with some cars already finished and others yet to be started. Some cars will be restored to nearly original condition while others will be restored to "last used".[3]

CNR passenger train

These cars are the beginning of the Museum's planned consist of a CNR passenger train.[4]

  • CN 6514 and 6614
  • 10648 Express Refrigerator
  • 11141 Through Baggage
  • 7815 Mail Express
  • 8730 Baggage
  • Regina
  • Pelee Island
  • Fort Brabant

CNR prairie mixed freight train

The following cars are a typical consist of a prairie mixed freight. Other cars may be added as they become available.[5]

  • 1392 Locomotive
  • 16015 Tender (1392B)
  • 46230 Refrigerator
  • 172755 Stock Car
  • 477871 Box Car
  • 509893 Box Car
  • 512719 Box Car
  • 17913 Box Car
  • 6570 Tank Car
  • 16040 Tank Car
  • 7379 Combine
  • 78185 Caboose

Northern Alberta Railways passenger train

These eight cars are part of the Museum's planned consist representing a complete NAR passenger train, the only one in existence.[6]

  • 73 Locomotive
  • 1454 Mail Express
  • 1460 Mail Express
  • 1220 Express
  • Rycroft
  • Westlock
  • Dunvegan

NAR work train

This lineup represents a typical Northern Alberta Railways work train and is the only surviving complete set.[7]

  • 16511 Flat Car
  • 15015 Flat Car
  • 14040 Ballast Car
  • 14085 Ballast Car
  • 16601 Flanger
  • 16522 Jordan Spreader
  • 68301 Outfit Car
  • CP 409748 Outfit Car
  • 51625 Tank Car
  • 69695 Bunk Car
  • 17050 Bunk Car
  • 17900 Engineering Car
  • 17009 Foreman and Tool Car
  • 17032 Cook Supply Car
  • 17062 Cook Car
  • 17092 Box Car
  • 13025 Caboose

Auxiliary train

This collection, including the "Big Hook" (63017) and its more modern cousin 50387, consists of an auxiliary or wreck train.[8]

  • 63017 Crane
  • 57611 Idler
  • 50387 Crane / 54597 Idler
  • 51566 (401) Tender
  • 28251 Flat Car
  • 58285 Gondola
  • 18104 Bunk Car

Special interest equipment

Other significant locomotives and cars.[9]

See also

References

  1. Home
  2. "History". Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  3. "collection". Archived from the original on 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  4. "CNR Passenger Train". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  5. "CNR Prairie Mixed Freight Train". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  6. "Northern Alberta Railways Passenger Train". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  7. "NAR Work Train". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  8. "Auxiliary Train". Archived from the original on 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  9. "Special Interest Equipment". Archived from the original on 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
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