Steel rails were the cord that linked early 20th-century prairie communities with the outside world. Steam locomotives crossed the country bringing settlers to their new homes and manufactured goods to prairie towns. Western grain was shipped east on its journey to markets half a world away.
The Rail Gallery presents some of the largest artifacts in the WDM collection including CPR steam locomotive 2634, CPR diesel-electric locomotive 6553, a superintendent’s coach built in the 1880s, a combination baggage and passenger coach, and a caboose. A model railway diorama gives a miniature look at transportation by rail.