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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Railway Museum (123 Main Street, Winnipeg)

A large collection of items on an upper level of the Union Station in Winnipeg, including the Countess of Dufferin—the first steam locomotive on the Canadian prairies—illustrates the railway history of western Canada. A plaque commemorating the historical significance of the Countess of Dufferin was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Council.

Union Station

Countess of Dufferin, the first steam locomotive in western Canada, which arrived at Winnipeg on 8 October 1877 (no date)
Source: Toronto Postcard Club, LGG2016-0077

Union Station

Countess of Dufferin in front of the Canadian Pacific Railway Station (no date)
Source: Toronto Postcard Club, LGG2016-0076

Countess of Dufferin at the Winnipeg Railway Museum

Countess of Dufferin at the Winnipeg Railway Museum (July 2014)
Source: George Penner

Manitoba Heritage Council plaque at the Winnipeg Railway Museum

Manitoba Heritage Council plaque at the Winnipeg Railway Museum (July 2014)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88872, W97.13422
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Station (123 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Station (181 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railways Steam Locomotive No. 6043 (Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railways Steam Locomotive No. 2747 (Plessis Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Prairie Dog Central Railway (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: William Whyte Park / Fort Douglas Cairn (Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg)

Winnipeg Railway Museum

Sources:

We thank Jason Vanderhill (Vancouver Postcard Club), Toronto Postcard Club, and George Penner for providing images of the Countess of Dufferin.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2017

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