The Science of a Lost Art

19 October 2022


There are a number of skills that were once commonplace but are now practiced by very few. Sailing a tall ship is one of them. Firing a steam locomotive is another. When we were open, I’d show people around the Countess of Dufferin’s cab and I’d talk about the science and the art of firing(read more…)

It’s September! It’s Mega Train!

6 September 2022


It’s September and that means the Mega Train Hobby Show and Sale is on and slated for September 24th and 25th at Red River Exhibition Place, 3977 Portage Avenue. Susan Dorge, secretary at the Winnipeg Railway Museum and one of the major Mega Train organizers wrote our guest blog this time. Take it away Susan.(read more…)

Winnipeg’s Important Steam Locomotives

24 August 2022


We have a guest blog this week. My brother Graham was a summer student in our museum just after it opened. In fact, he may have been the first full time interpretive guide the museum had. He’s been back and forth between Winnipeg and Minneapolis where he was an interpretive naturalist for both the Sea(read more…)

Things We Sometimes Take For Granted

28 July 2022


My job sometimes takes me on the road and this time it was a field crop demonstration close to Roblin, Manitoba. On the way home I stopped at Inglis and took a tour of Prairie Giants, a row of five beautifully preserved wooden grain elevators at the end of an abandoned railway line. Just like(read more…)

A Message From our President

12 July 2022


Today we have a guest blog written by Gary Stempnick, our president. He’d like to tell you about our current state and what we would like to see over the next year or so. Hello to all of you reading our blog. I hope you have taken a tour of our new website. I would(read more…)

News

14 April 2022


Hello and welcome to the cyber version of the Winnipeg Railway Museum. If you can’t come to see us then here’s how we can come to see you. We’ve had websites before but this is the first time we’ve had one designed by a professional web developer. We asked Kyle of Cyberprairie to come up(read more…)