Strathcona Streetcar Barn, Edmonton T6H 5Y1
The Edmonton Radial Railway Society preserves and interprets the history and technology of street railways with particular emphasis on Edmonton's streetcar system. The organization collects and restores significant artifacts and and maintains an authentic operating street railway at Fort Edmonton Park and across the High Level Bridge from Strathcona to Jasper Avenue. The society cooperates with other museums with similar interests and promotes public awareness of the former Edmonton streetcar system.
The Streetcar Museum displays contain information, pictures and artifacts about the history of streetcars, the Edmonton Streetcar System and the museum cars of the Edmonton Radial Railway Society. Streetcar models, historic tickets, punches and uniforms are also on display. A number of short PowerPoint presentations will answer most of your questions and a colour film of Edmonton's streetcars in 1949 is a delight to watch.
A visit to the museum should always be combined with a ride on an authentic historic streetcar across the High Level Bridge or at Fort Edmonton Park. Up to 100 year old streetcars have been rescued from their resting places on farms, campgrounds etc. and were painstakingly restored to their original splendour.
A ride in the style of the early 20th century allows time travel and daydreaming for everybody. Volunteer Motormen and Conductors provide historic information to visitors.