This exhibit includes a wide range of vehicles from horsedrawn to motorized including agricultural, commercial and private vehicles.
Transportation Gallery Panorama
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an interactive look at the Transportation Gallery, courtesy of photographer David Fahie.
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Feature Artifacts and Exhibits:
Ever heard of a straw gas car? It’s a car that runs on the gaseous vapour produced by heating straw. Back in 1917, University of Saskatchewan chemistry professor R.D MacLaurin and his engineering colleague A.R. Greig teamed up to test the possibility of using straw gas as fuel for engines.
Six shiny new streetcars set out on the inaugural run of the Saskatoon Municipal Railway (SMR) on January 1, 1913. SMR #12 is the only surviving car from the original fleet. In fact, very few streetcars of this period have survived anywhere in Canada.
Fly Like a Bird...
Ralph Vallevand of Elbow, Saskatchewan dreamed of flying like a bird. In true pioneer spirit, he set about to build a machine that would make his dream a reality.
of its Time: Minneapolis-Moline UDLX Comfortractor
Minneapolis-Moline designed its new tractor for the comfort and safety of the operator. The Comfortactor boasted at least six tractor industry firsts: enclosed cab, heater, cigar lighter, windshield wipers, clock and radio.
New for the 19th Century:
Steam power revolutionized life in the 19th century. Its application to industry and transportation transformed society on both sides of the Atlantic. Portable steam engines provided the first non-animal source of power on the farm.
Plains, Trains & Other Things
A delightful gallery of miniatures and models, this area features two major railway displays. The model railroad diorama "Rails North," shows the importance of the railway in Saskatchewan. A handmade panorama, showing the evolution of Saskatchewan farmsteads, was created by retired farmer Ed Ritz of Rosetown, Saskatchewan.