Winnipeg is truly a railway city served by five different carriers. We have two Canadian transcontinentals, the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National. We also have a visitor from the south with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. In addition we have two short line railways with the Central Manitoba Railway, operated by Cando, and the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway operated by the City of Winnipeg.
Railways are many things
Did you know:
They’re the most energy efficient means of long haul, heavy haul, high speed transportation
They produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions per ton hauled than any other means of overland transport
They’re a vital part of our history, socially, politically and economically
They’re still an important part of world trade and commerce
They’re major Canadian employers
Railway telegraphy provided news wire copy and telegram service all across Canada
Our national parks and tourism came about because of Canadian railways
They’re vital to our future as an energy efficient means of mass transportation
The Midwestern Rail Association
Midwestern Rail was founded in 1975 to celebrate the contributions made by railways to our city, our province and our people. The Winnipeg Railway Museum was established for that purpose in 1992.
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