Our museum is a treasure trove of artefacts that tell us stories about ourselves and our community. For example, The Countess of Dufferin rolled off the assembly line at the Baldwin Locomotive works in 1872. If you were there, you’d watch in awe as an incredible piece of 19th Century high tech puffed past. One that could pull hundreds of tons of cars filled with people or freight farther and faster than the horses you knew. You’d wonder at the miracles of this modern Victorian age.
Our passenger car, Number 7188, was built for the Canadian Northern Railway in 1919 but delivered to the Canadian National in 1920. It served as a colonist sleeper, a no frills sleeping car for immigrants. Later, it was rebuilt as a combination baggage and coach car for service to and from rural centres.