Saw this as we went through town. Once we decided to stay, we wanted something to do and found this! Knew husband would like it and I thought I might too.
Well I did! We took the 3 part tour which sounds daunting at first as they describe it. But it was very interesting. Guides took us through lots of train cars ranging from early 1900s to 1970s. Some have been restored and some were in various stages of restoration.
This must have been such an elegant way to travel across Canada ! Inlaid wood that had been covered with horrible green paint was restored to its gleaming glory. Stained glass, beveled glass, and lovely China service in some.
The whole tour might be a bit long for children but for us, it was perfect.
Then take in the fully restored cafe from a railroad hotel ( so sorry, can't recall name) in Winnipeg now used for events. And you can't miss the gigantic fireplace from same in the lobby.
Downstairs is a mix of paleontology, history of the town exhibits and a room with more del trains that run on elaborate tracks representing the region. Really beautifully done.
The museum does an incredible job of finding, acquiring, and restoring these cars and interiors.
Our guides were excellent.
If you love trains, history, beautiful woodwork restoration, or dreaming about past days of elegance-GO SEE THIS!!!
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