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Canadian Museum of Rail Travel

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Address: Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
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This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as...

This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.

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Nice place to visit in Cranbrook

If you are interested in the railway history of Canada this place offer information that will add to your knowledge.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you are interested in the railway history of Canada this place offer information that will add to your knowledge.

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We have been through the museum twice. This year, they have added the old Elko station, which was moved to Cranbrook and restored from a fire. Fantastic job. There is so much to see at the museum. Lots of trains in restoration phase. The guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The volunteers should be very proud. Well done! Do not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Took my 2 year old who loves trains and while it's a lot of history that a small child can't really understand he had a great time. They have an awesome model railway downstairs that he loved. They have lots of restoration work that needs to be done still on the rail cars. I wish they had more hands on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

An amazing collection of rolling stock, in all sorts of conditions. Touring the rail cars done with a guide, various tours with various prices. Many other exhibits to explore which are free of charge. Worthwhile, interesting to see the primary mode of travel before cars and airplanes took over

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We took the tour through the rain museum. It was very interesting and our guide was full of information. I don't know how one person could remember all those details about each train car. Great job! If you're a train fanatic, interested in trains, or interested in history in general this is a must.

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The museum specializes in restoration of old, luxury rail cars, We took the full tour, just two of us plus the guide. Some wonderful old coaches and fine examples of the restoration work done. An excellent tour

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We took our two youngsters there, and they had a great time roaming, checking out the model train setup (very impressive!), and managed to behave during the train car tour. Very friendly staff were knowledgeable and patient with our little guys. Our only suggestion would be a little more selection in the gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

As a hard working railroaded myself I was passing through and had to stop in on my day off and experience the museum.. It's really neat and I picked up a few things from my trip. Fun for the family if you have a few min while in town. Worth the visit.

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Elliot Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We are not huge train fans but this tour was fascinating and given by a terrific guide. You get to walk through trains from different periods and the guide points out what a passenger would typically experience including food and atmosphere. Lots of interesting trivia about decor over the years.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

It is a museum so the interaction is entirely displays. some such as the model train room are a bit interactive and kids like it. The guided tour of the antique passenger train on site give a great look at the era of rail coach travel and show just how lavish they were especially compared to today.

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