Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Alberta Railway Museum (ARM) is a rustic outdoor display of railway equipment and buildings. The museum replicates a small terminal with station, water tank and shops. The main emphasis is on cars and locomotives from the Canadian National Railways (CNR), Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) and industrial and short line railways.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ON WEEKENDS ONLY from Victoria Day (the Monday on or before May 24) to Labour Day (the first Monday in September) each year.
During the summer season, trains operate on long weekends ONLY; speeder cars (track motor cars) run on the other weekends.
We regret that not all of the museum's grounds and collection are wheelchair accessible. Baby and child strollers are not recommended for touring the site. Plan to bring a carrier.
When you visit the museum be prepared to do a lot of walking and climbing stairs. Sandals and open toed shoes are not suited to the walking tour.
Self‐guided tours of the museum are available, using a grounds map. These tours may last approximately 90 minutes.
We have a gift shop which sells souvenirs, snacks and beverages. For all purchases, we can accept debit cards, Visa and MasterCard.
The Alberta Pioneer Railway Association
The Alberta Railway Museum is operated by the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association (APRA). The APRA is a non‐profit organization of volunteers whose interest is the collection, preservation, restoration, and interpretation of artifacts that represent the technology and history of the Canadian National and Northern Alberta Railways as well as industrial and short line railways in Western Canada.
The APRA was formed in 1968 by a small group of volunteers who operated the Association's equipment out of the Edmonton Transit System Cromdale Car Barns, at 116th Avenue and 80th Street. During the early 1970's the Association moved its equipment to its current location, and created the Alberta Railway Museum. The museum opened in 1976 in an historic spot - on the former Canadian Northern Railway Coronado Subdivision. Volunteers keep the Museum operating. Funding comes from memberships, museum admissions, grants and casinos. We also welcome gifts in kind - parts, supplies and equipment from businesses, individuals and other associations. The APRA is a registered Canadian charity.
Donations of cash, artifacts, supplies, photographs and printed materials are welcome and may be recognized by a tax receipt.
Sponsorships of restoration projects are also encouraged. Locomotive 9000 is an example of a project completed through the cooperation of such community minded organizations as LaFarge Canada and many individuals who donated their time and expertise. If you are interested in getting involved in a project please contact us for further information.
Interested in becoming a member? The Alberta Pioneer Railway Association is always interested in welcoming new members. Every APRA member is encouraged to participate in the activities of the Association including the operation of the Alberta Railway Museum. If you'd like more information, please contact us.
This website was created with the assistance of Tim Dixon.