Images from the Railway Museum

I have never been to the Canadian Railway Museum. Visiting York last summer and seeing what Britain’s national railway museum has to offer has caused me to think that maybe I should see what its Canadian counterpart is like. After all, the railway played an important role in building the Canadian nation and remains an important economic force. One of these days I need to make the trip to Saint-Constant, Quebec, and see what that museum is like.

I have already written about what I saw at the National Railway Museum in York, but thought today a few more pictures would be appropriate.

A replica of The Rocket - one of the first steam locomotives, dating back to 1829.

A replica of The Rocket – one of the first steam locomotives, dating back to 1829.

Inside a standard British Rail coach from the 1970s - basically the same type still in use.

Inside a standard British Rail coach from the 1970s – basically the same type still in use.

Built in 1935, I remember engines like this pulling trains when I was a child.

Built in 1935, I remember engines like this pulling trains when I was a child.

One of the trains used by the Royal Family in the first half of the 20th century.

One of the trains used by the Royal Family in the first half of the 20th century.

Milk tank cars like this one were in use from the 1930s to 1960s.

Milk tank cars like this one were in use from the 1930s to 1960s.

The repair shop inside the museum.

The repair shop inside the museum.

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