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
Artifact: Saskatoon Streetcar
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.
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Exhibit: Plains, Trains & Other Things
A delightful gallery of miniatures and models,
two major railway displays and a handmade panorama, showing the evolution of
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Artifact: Straw Gas Car
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.
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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.
Find out more about the ornithopter in "To Fly Like a Bird..." -->
Artifact: 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
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