123 Main Street, Tracks 1 & 2 (upstairs from the concourse)
September 11th, 2021 & September 12th, 2021Saturday: 10:00am - 3:45pmSunday: 10:00am - 3:45pm
Winnipeg Railway Museum
Come with us on a journey through a day in the life of a station platform and relive the sights and sounds that generations of people knew as they arrived and departed from Winnipeg’s Union Station. Walk among the machines that worked here and see how the railways kept passengers moving. Join us on the walking tour and see how trains were stocked and serviced. Learn about architecture designed around steam engines and heavy weight coaches.
As our City grew, essential modes of transportation was required for the masses, thus the Electric Street Car began its service in 1891 until the change to gas/diesel buses was made in 1955. Streetcar #356 was built in 1909 and one of the last electric street cars to be retired in 1955. Heritage Winnipeg acquired the body in 1980 and started the long process of restoration. It is now in the Winnipeg Railway Museum as the restoration by volunteers continues. Come and see how it was back then, or bring back memories of those long gone by days. Your support is welcomed and appreciated!