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Canadian Railway Museum

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Established  1961
Visitors  47,326 (2011-12)
Opened  1965
Phone  +1 450-632-2410
Type  Railway museum
Director  Marie-Claude Reid
Province  Québec
Canadian Railway Museum
Location  Saint-Constant, Quebec, Canada
Collection size  160 vehicles, 190,000 documents and artifacts, 10,000 small artifacts, a centennial railway station, 690 model trains
Address  110 Rue Saint Pierre, Saint-Constant, QC J5A 1G7, Canada
Hours  Closed today TuesdayClosedWednesday9AM–5PMThursday9AM–5PMFriday9AM–5PMSaturday9AM–5PMSunday9AM–5PMMondayClosed
Owner  Canadian Railroad Historical Association
Similar  Alberta Railway Museum, Halton County Radial R, West Coast Railway Association, New Brunswick Railway, Kamloops Heritage Railway
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The Canadian Railway Museum (French: (Le) Musée ferroviaire canadien), operating under the brand name Exporail in both official languages, is a rail transport museum in Saint-Constant, Quebec, Canada, on Montreal's south shore.

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Collection

Established in 1961 by its owner and operator, the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, the museum maintains the largest collection of railway equipment in Canada with over 140 pieces of rolling stock. There are also over 250,000 objects and documents from Canada's railway history in the collection which is maintained in the archives on the property.

The museum operates a heritage streetcar line around the grounds as well as a heritage railway which pulls a small passenger train on a former freight spur to Montée des Bouleaux. The streetcar operates daily during the spring, summer and fall while the railway operates every Sunday during the same period.

Two big attractions are LB&SCR A1 Class 54 Waddon & LNER Class A4 4489 Dominion of Canada

The museum underwent a significant expansion during the 2000s when the Angus Exhibit Pavilion opened. Some of the most valuable items were placed in the new pavilion, which became the main exhibition building.

One of the most notable artifacts is former Canadian Pacific locomotive #2850, with a 4-6-4 wheel arrangement, known as a "Hudson type". In 1939 this particular locomotive was responsible for pulling the Royal Train carrying King George VI and Queen Elizabeth across Canada. Because of this, #2850 and all engines of its class, were redesignated as Royal Hudsons.

References

Canadian Railway Museum Wikipedia


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