invites everyone to visit and learn about the 3R's - Reading, 'Riting, and
Learn the importance of reading on the railroad by visiting the station agent who will explain how to read train order bulletins. Next get ready to board the train, and make sure to pick up a postcard to write to your friends back home.
Board the train for a train ride into history on September 1, 2, and 3. Don't forget to do your arithmetic as you count the telegraph poles on your journey. No algebra required!
The Alberta Railway Museum is located in rural northeast Edmonton at 24215 - 34 St.. Visit www.albertarailwaymuseum.com for a map and information. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the day!
The train will operate all three days The first run is at 1100 and the last one is 1600.
When: Saturday September 1, Sunday September 2, and Monday September 3. The museum hours are 1000 to 1700.
Where: Alberta Railway Museum; 24215 - 34 St.
- adults - $5 ;
- students and seniors - $3.50;
- children 3-12 - $2;
- children 2 and under are free.
- train rides $4.
Information: 780 472 6229 or www.AlbertaRailwayMuseum.com
There has been lots of activity around the museum. Kevin Franchuk donated a large collection of railway magazines on behalf of his father Steve. They will be added to our archives and be cataloged as the Steve Franchuk fonds. Some work has to be done to identify the contents so that a researcher knows where to look in the fond.
We have been invited to CN`s Family Day on September 15. CN9000 will again make her appearance. Thanks CN for this opportunity to visit Walker Yard. Kevin Franchuk has been designated as CN `s contact. It is great to work with you again Kevin.
The locomotives have been arranged as a display on Track 12. First out is #4, then 4520, 6514 and 7944. Very impressive.
Speaking of #4 - Niale spent most of yesterday converting it from its "as received"color to "CN Green" and it is IMPRESSIVE. Thanks Niale.
Terry has published the schedule for the long weekend. The trains will run, the crews are designated and we are looking forward to a good weekend.
Terry has put together "tailgate meetings" as an emphasis on safety. Each morning the crew reviews the rules of the road much like the safety orientation on an aircraft.
Although everyone may not need to be reminded about what is expected, or their specific role, it is part of our Safety Operation Rules and meets the Heritage Railway regulations.
The track will be inspected, again as required in the Rules, so that we can run safely and at an approved speed.
A word of warning: the wasps are out in great numbers. We hope to have them under control by Saturday!
Everyone is welcome. See what is happening and become part of the museum.