Original CPR Freight Shed

The freight shed in 1996.


And further past this stands an original wooden freight shed built in 1898. It is intended to build south from this structure the very large train shed to enclose the trains sets. The Shed is now half restored, and awaiting relocation about 300 feet north onto a new foundation. This structure is designed to provide interim museum visitor services and four multiple exhibition galleries

This railway complex is still in use. But, the Cranbrook Railway Museum sees this site as it will appear some years from now, when five fully restored train sets attract visitors from around the world. For its one-hundredth birthday, Cranbrook has become keeper of one of Canada's most innovative railway heritage collections, creating a counterpoint to the current heavy railway industry of its downtown with an expanded museum paying respectful tribute to that same industry.

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