Canadian Railway Museum facts for kids
|Le Musée ferroviaire canadien
|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|
|Owner||Canadian Railroad Historical Association|
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.
|Canadian Pacific Railway||4-6-4||H1e||No. 2850|
|Canadian National Railway||4-8-4||U2c||No. 6153|
|Canadian Pacific Railway||4-6-0||Ten-Wheeler||No. 144|
|Canadian National Railway||4-6-2||Pacific||No. 5550|
|Canadian Pacific Railway||4-6-2||G-3||No. 2341|
|Canadian Pacific Railway||2-10-4||Texas||No. 5935|
|London Brigton and South Coast Railway, UK||0-6-0||A1 Terrier||LB&SCR A1 class Terrier number 54 Waddon||This locomotive was donated by British Railways, the former state-owned rail company in the United Kingdom.|
|London and North Eastern Railway, UK||4-6-2||A4||60010 Dominion of Canada||This locomotive was once on display for a two-year hiatus at the National Railway Museum in York, England.|
|Grand Trunk Railway New England Lines||2-6-0||Mogul||No. 713|
|Canadian Locomotive Company||Canadian National 77||Donated 1968|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||FPA-4||Canadian National 6765||Donated 1968|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||FA-1||Canadian National 9400||The 9400 was transferred to the Exporail site in 1989 and restored in 2000.|
|C.E. Brooks||Rail Motor Car||Canadian National 15824||Retired in 1964|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||RS-18||MR-18c||Canadian National 3684||Acquired in 1992|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||C-424||DRS-24c||CP Rail 4237||Retired in 1998|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||M-630||DRF-30d||CP Rail 4563||Retired in 1994|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||M-640||DRF-36d||CP Rail 4744||Acquired in 1998|
|Stone Franklin||Switcher||Canadian Pacific 7000||Acquired in 1965|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||S-2||DS-10h||Canadian Pacific 7077||Acquired in 1985|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||H24-66||DRS-24c||Canadian Pacific 8905||Retired in 1976|
|General Motors Diesel||GP-9RM||AMT 1311||Acquired in 2011|
|Plymouth||Gatineau Power Company 12012||Acquired in 1972|
|Railpower||Green Kid||RPRX 2003|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||RS-2||Roberval & Saguenay 20|
|Montreal Locomotive Works||M420W||SLQ 3569||Retired in 2003|
|Bombardier||LRC||VIA 6921||Retired in 2001|
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 on the westbound leg of their trip across Canada. Because of this, #2850 and all engines of its class (H1c/H1d #2820-2859, H1e #2860-2864), were redesignated as Royal Hudsons. Except for the H1a/H1b classes #2800-2819.
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