24215 - 34 Street, Edmonton T5Y 6B5
The Alberta Railway Museum collects and exhibits artefacts that interpret the history and development of railways in northern and central Alberta, emphasizing Canadian National Railways, Northern Alberta Railways, and Alberta short line and industrial railways.
Alberta Railway Museum (ARM) is an outdoor display of railway equipment and buildings. The museum replicates a small terminal with station, water tank and shops. The main emphasis is on cars and locomotives from the Canadian National Railways (CNR), Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) and industrial and short line railways.
The collection features CN9000 – the first diesel locomotive operated by a Canadian Railway and CN1392 – a vintage steam engine built in 1913. These locomotives are operated by museum volunteers. In addition there are interpretive displays featuring diesel and steam technology, a complete work train which shows how the railways built the track, a passenger train and a post office car.
The collection is being restored, with some cars already finished and others yet to be started. Some cars will be restored to nearly original condition while others will be restored to "last used".
The museum offers rides on a steam or diesel powered train on long weekends during the summer and motor car rides are available on other weekends.
A gift shop sells souvenirs, snacks and beverages.
The museum was founded in 1967 and displays over 65 cars and locomotives. Cataloguing is being done on a large collection of archives and photographs located in the Provincial Archives of Alberta, which also includes two libraries of railway references and coffee table books.