The Alberta Railway Museum is located on 24215 34 St in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The museum was founded in 1976. It features a collection of railways locomotives, buildings, and equipment from the Northern Alberta Railways and the Canadian National Railways. The funding for the operation of the museum comes from admissions, memberships, casinos, and grants. The buildings on display include the St. Albert Station, which was built in 1909. The station contains a railway library and a gift shop. Among other historic buildings showcased at the museum, the Fire Hall from World War I represents the firefighting buildings of the era. For the rolling stock on display, the Alberta Railway Museum has restored several cars to the original condition. There are passenger cars, freight, unique purpose-built cars, and other types of locomotives on display. The CNR 1932 on display is one of the few operational steam engine locomotives in the country.
The museum hosts birthday parties, weddings, group photos, and other events. For birthday parties, the guests will receive an engineer’s hat, lantern, and wooden whistle. The guests will also get admission to the museum and one of the train or speeder car rides. Both indoor and outdoor options are available for parties. The indoor location is inside the Fort Brabant train car, which can hold up to 30 guests. Wedding ceremonies at the Alberta Railway Museum allow for a maximum of 30 individuals. No alcohol is permitted on the premises. The museum offers the opportunity for photo sessions with historic locomotives.
The Alberta Railway Museum is open on summer weekends only from May to September. The regular open hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. The speeder car rides run on regular weekends, but the trains run only on long weekends. For young children, the locomotives’ noise can be loud, so make sure to bring protection for the ears. For more information about the Alberta Railway Museum, kindly visit their website.