Railway Collections - Quick Summary

 

   

The Trans-Canada Limited (1929)

     
 

Present Name

Builder

Year Built

Present Use

History
1 (Tender) CC&F;/CP 1929 Original 15,000 Gallon Tender  
2 #4489 CC&F;/CP 1929 Combination Car Baggage/ Sleeper Club (Restored) #4489
  • Ex Dofasco Employees' Model Railway
  • Née CP Combination Baggage/Sleeper #4489
3 Argyle NSC/CP 1929 Diner (Restored)
  • Ex CP Work Car #411257
  • Née CP Dining Car Argyle
4 River Rouge NSC/CP 1929 Solarium Lounge (Restored)
  • Ex CP Work Car #411294
  • Exx CP Cafe Parlour #6591
  • Née CP Buffet-Solarium-Lounge River Rouge
5 Rutherglen CC&F;/CP 1929 Sleeper (Restored)
  • Ex CP Hotels' property Rutherglen
  • Née CP (8-2-1) Sleeper Rutherglen
6 Glen Cassie CC&F;/CP 1928 Sleeper (Restored)
  • Ex CP Work Car #411660
  • Née CP 10-Compartment Sleeper Glen Cassie
7 Somerset CC&F;/CP 1930 Sleeper (Restored/Interpreted) Travers
  • Ex Ontario Rail Association Sleeper
  • Exx CP Sleeper Travers
  • Née CP (12-1) Sleeper Somerset
8 #6751 CC&F;/CP 1930 Day Parlour (Restored)
  • Ex Ontario Rail Association Coach #561 (Terra Cotta)
  • Exx CP Coach #1360
  • Née CP Parlour Car #6751
     
   

Note:

The above set of seven cars was originally built in Canada for the 1929 Trans-Canada Limited - All First Class sleeping car service only - and represents the entire consist and only surviving set. This set won the Canadian Railway Association's Preservation Award for 1988, and in 1993 won the coveted National Achievement Award of Heritage Canada and the BC Dogwood Heritage Society) . This set received National Historic designation from National Historic Sites and Monuments of Canada in June 2011.

 

 

The Pacific Express (1887)

     
 

Present Name

Builder

Year Built

Present Use

History
9 #52(X) H & H 1882 Coach (Holding for Restoration)
  • Ex Mine Assay Office (Blairmore, Alberta)
  • Exx Province of Alberta Mine Rescue Car #1
  • Exxx CP #1816
  • Née CP #52 *(Oldest known car built for CP)
10 #736 Harris/ICR 1877 Baggage (Original Condition)
  • Ex 8029 - Alberta Pioneer Railway Association
  • Exx CN - 8029
  • Exxx CGR #2736
  • Exxxx ICR Baggage #736 (1890)

 

   

Soo-Spokane Train Deluxe (1907)

     
 

Present Name

Builder

Year Built

Present Use

History
11 #4144 CP 1913 Baggage (Holding for Restoration)
  • Ex Prairie Dog Central #100
  • Exx CP Work Car #404904
  • Exxx CP Baggage #4164
  • Née CP Baggage #4144
12 #621(X) B & S 1901 Coach (Original and Holding for Restoration)
  • Ex Summer Cottage at Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Exx CP 2nd Class Coach #1221
  • Née CP 1st Class Coach & Smoking #621
13 Omemee B & S 1906 'Palace' 12-1 Sleeping Car
  • Ex Omemee - Summer Cottage in Wisconsin
  • Née Sleeper/Library/Buffet International Service) Omemee (Soo Line-CPR Joint

Designated as Canadian Cultural Property.

14 Curzon B & S 1907 Compartment/Library/Buffet Observation (Original Condition)
  • Ex Curzon- Summer Cottage in Wisconsin
  • Née Sleeper/Library/Buffet International Service) Curzon (Soo Line-CPR Joint

Designated as Canadian Cultural Property.

 

   

The Chinook (1936-40)

     
 

Present Name

Builder

Year Built

Present Use

History
15 #3612 CP 1940 Mail Express (Holding for restoration)
  • Ex CP work car #404936
  • Exx Mail express #3813
  • Née #3512 Mail express
16 #3051 CP 1936 Combination Baggage - Buffet - Coach (Original Condition)
  • Ex National Museum of Science and Technology #3051
  • Ex CPR #3051
17 #2104 CP 1936 Coach (Original condition)
  • Ex High River Railway Museum #353
  • Exx Greater Winnipeg Water District #353
  • Née CP First Class Coach #2104

Designated as Canadian Cultural Property.

18 #1700 CP 1938 Coach (Original Condition)
  • Ex Montreal Urban Transit Comuter Coach #840
  • Née CP First Class Smoking Car #1700

 

   

The Canadian (1955)

     
 

Present Name

Builder

Year Built

Present Use

History
19 19) #1409 GMD 1954 FP9A (original condition)
  • Ex VIA #6557
  • Exx VIA #1409
  • Née CP #1409 Diesel Locomotive

Designated as Canadian Cultural Property.

20 20) #1901 GMD 1954 F9B (original condition)
  • Ex VIA #6651
  • Exx VIA #1962
  • Exxx VIA #4474
  • Exxxx CP #4474
  • Née CP #1901

Designated as Canadian Cultural Property.

    (Note: The above two Diesel locomotives have been collected for the Museum's planned set of 1955 seven stainless steel car set of The Canadian.)

 

   

Business and Royal Cars, Interpretive Cars, and Locomotives

     
 

Present Name

Builder

Year Built

Present Use

History
21 British Columbia CP 1928 Business (Original Condition)
  • Ex CP Business #19
  • Exx CP Business British Columbia
  • Exxx CP Business Champlain
  • Exxxx CP Business Rupertsland
  • Née CP Business British Columbia
22 Strathcona CP 1927 Business (Original Condition)
  • Ex #75 Conklin & Garret Shows Inc.
  • Exx #75 Business Car CP Rail
  • Née 5 deluxe bedroom car Strathcona. One of a set of two Executive Party Cars built for Canadian Pacific's Board of Directors.

Designated as Canadian Cultural Property.

23 Grand Pré CC&F;/CP 1930 Sleeper (Holding For Restoration)
  • Ex CP Work Car #411288
  • Née CP (14 Single Bedroom) Sleeper Grand Pré‚. used on 1939 Royal Train.
24 Newcastle CC&F;/CP 1921 Sleeper(Holding for Interpretation)
  • Ex CP Work Car #411262
  • Née CP 12-1 Sleeper Newcastle
25 Redvers CC&F;/CP 1929 Sleeper (Modernized & Intact)
  • Ex Sleeper Redvers - Alberta Pioneer Railway Association
  • Née Sleeper Redvers (modernized in early 1950's, and is a direct comparison to restored sister car Rutherglen, also at Cranbrook.
26 Wingfield CC&F/CP 1921 Stored for interpretive use (interior partially intact)
  • EX CP Work Car 411327
  • Née CP Dining Car Wingfield
27 Naughton CC & F/CP 1921 12 -1 Sleeper (Holding for Interpretation)
  • Ex. CP work car #3 #411351
  • Née - CP 12-1 sleeper Naughton
  • Transferred to new site at Prestige Hotel in 2004 for specialized accommodation as part of large donation of $150,000 over 7 years. Since the interior was gutted, the space was transformed for two new luxurious modern suites available just off the lobby behind the hotel in the garden.
28 Café Lounge #758   1952 Modernized intact - interpretive car
  • Ex CN Coach
  • EXC Via Rail Café Lounge #758 (1971)
29 #436965 CP 1928 Caboose (Restored)
  • Ex CP #436965

 

   

Other Diesel Locomotives

     
 

Present Name

Builder

Year Built

Present Use

History
30 #4090 MLW 1953 FA-2 (Original)
  • Ex CP Historic Collection (ALCO5.
  • Née CP #4090 Diesel Locomotive
31 #4469 MLW 1953 FB-2 (Original) (Now displayed at former museum site by the Elko Station)
  • Ex CP Historic Collection(ALCO)
  • Née CP #4469 Locomotive
    (Note: The above locomotives represent other interpretive aspects of the museum but are located at the former site of the Museum for exterior display purposes. The Sunrise Rotary Club in Cranbrook has committed to the exterior cosmetic restoration of these locomotives in 2011-12).

 

   

Historic Railway Buildings

     
 

Present Name

Builder

Year Built

Present Use

History
32 The "Elko CP Station"  CP 1901 Museum Station Use
  • In 1987 moved 43 miles from Elko, BC to the Cranbrook Railway Museum.
  • Restored to 1900 appearance & opened to the public in 1988.
  • When the museum relocated in 2002, the station was leased for commercial purposes.
33 The "CPR Water Tower" CP 1946 (Original) (used for display only).
  • This intact 40,000 gallon Water Tower was moved in 1994 to the present Museum site as the first structure in the plan of the "Canadian Museum of Rail Travel" linking present and new sites in the Museum zone with the downtown area.
34 The CPR Freight Shed   1898-1911 (Original)
  • This intact 4500 Sq.Ft. Freight Shed had some exterior and interior restoration work done in the summer of 1995. It will be restored and renovated and become the north wing of the new building for the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel
35

The Café from the Royal Alexandra Hotel (CPR - Winnipeg) 2,800 sq. ft.)

(now called Royal Alexandra Hall)

CPR 1906 Original Oak Panel Room - Hundreds of pieces saved and stored - reconstructed and restored at this Museum 1999-2001.
  • Contents saved when hotel demolished in 1971 (stored in a semi-trailer 1971-1996)
  • Purchased by Streat Brothers Antiques - Whipple-Tree Junction, Duncan, BC.
  • Purchased by Museum 1999
36 The carved oak fireplace from the formal Dining Room of the Royal Alexandra Hotel (CPR - Winnipeg) CPR 1906 2 storeys high; solid carved oak with decorative over-panel
  • (as in café above).
37 Cranbrook Station CPR 1898 Planned since 1976 for ultimate restoration/upgrading to be an important part of the Museum Development Zone as a major symbol of Cranbrook 's ascendancy.
  • Two-storey Crowsnest Style A station (1898)
  • Enlarged to three-storeys Modified Crowsnest Style A (1906)
  • Exterior modernized with 3d storey and part of second storey removed (1946)
  • Part of second floor reinstalled (1971)
  • Exterior insulated and modernized again (1994)
  • Vacated after uninterrupted use from 1898 to September 2009
  • Future restoration yet to be determined, as a major part of the Museum zone.

(Note: The above historic buildings and rooms represent a preserved and restored railway infrastructure for the interpretive purposes).