ALBERTA CENTRAL RAILWAY
MUSEUM
R. R. 2 --- WETASKIWIN, ALBERTA
Phone: 780 - 352 - 2257
Fax: 780 - 352 - 3202
abcentral@ralcomm.net

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About
Alberta Central
Railway
Museum


Alberta Central Railway Museum is
named after a historic railway which originally
served Central Alberta from a point
near Red Deer (Forth) to a point just
beyond Rocky Mountain House (Ullin).
Completed in 1913, it was operated by
Canadian Pacific Railway until 1981.

Alberta Central Railway Museum is
a public museum dedicated to
preserving, conserving


Museum has a collection of Canadian Pacific rolling stock and maintenance of way tools and track motor cars.Included in the collection are early heavy weight cars from the passe-nger era, as well as freight equipment, cabooses, freight cars and a snowplow. Our 1959 RS23
and interpreting Canadian Pacific Railway
artifacts and history priorto 1965. The Alberta Central Railway Museum station was built on site to be a museum and is a scaled-down version of the 1907 Wetaskiwin CPR depot. Here you can wait for the train in a typical country station with waiting room, baggage room and telegraph office. You can hear the
operating telegraph and try it for yourself.
You will see how the station semaphore
was used to control train movements. Along with many items which show how stations served passengers and business customers Alberta Central Railway
locomotive ex-CP 8015 used as motive power on our passenger service is the only Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW)
Alco design lightweight locomotive preserved in Canada. It came to Alberta Central after carrying grain and freight on prairie branch lines.

In 2002, ACRM added the second oldest
standing grain elevator in Alberta to the
collection. This elevator, built by Alberta
Grain Company in 1906, will show our
visitors how railways and elevators
worked together to serve agriculture in
Western Canada.

Our exhibit car houses more of the railway
story. Here you can view artifacts
that tell about railway work and workers.
An HO-scale layout of the 1930s
Wetaskiwin railway yard shows you
how railway was central to our prairie
towns.

Come Visit!