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Winnipeg Railway Museum
Winnipeg is served by four major railways, The Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and The Central Manitoba Railway
Special thanks to all of them for keeping the world moving during this pandemic.
The Countess of Dufferin
The first steam locomotive on the Canadian prairies she's almost 150 years old. Special thanks to Richardson International and Canadian Pacific for her restoration.
Steel Wheels on Steel Rails
Still the premier mode of long haul heavy haul transportation after 200 years. It's high capacity, high speed and energy efficient and one way of lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
Tracks 1 and 2
The Winnipeg Railway Museum is located on an old station platform that saw up to fifty trains per day. It’s a building designed around the steam locomotive.
A major transport hub
Winnipeg is located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers so it was an important hub of river travel from all four directions. Its importance was cemented when the fledgling Canadian Pacific chose Winnipeg as their first prairie terminal.