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Victorian Prairie Christmas – November 16th (Thursday) & November 17th (Friday)

Our annual Victorian Prairie Christmas event is coming up!  Thursday & Friday (November 16th & 17th). Each event starts at 1pm each day.  Includes cowboy poetry, authentic period music, and Christmas carols!  Will also have food & non-alcoholic drinks provided.  Tickets can be purchased at the door ($20 per person, or $18 per person for groups […]

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127th Birthday Party for the Coutts-Sweetgrass International Train Station! – Saturday, October 7th

The Board of Directors would like to invite the public to a special event this week Saturday… to celebrate the birthday of the Coutts-Sweetgrass International Train Station, which commenced operations in October 1890 for the Alberta Railway & Coal Company and Great Falls & Canada Railway. From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, October […]

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Speeder Saturday & End of the Season BBQ – Saturday, August 26th

As we start to wind down tourist operations at the Galt Historic Railway Park for 2017, the Board of Directors would like to invite the public to two separate events this week Saturday. From 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Saturday, August 19th – enjoy a tour of the 1890 Train Station & a speeder […]

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Speeder & Station Tours! On select dates…

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Upcoming Father’s Day BBQ @ the Galt Historic Railway Park

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Magrath Buffalo Sloped Bin 1000 series

Introduction The concrete elevator seen here stands out as a unique example of Alberta ingenuity. For a time in the 1980s it was the ‘Cadillac’ of the grain industry and future of what was to come, meant to replace the iconic wooden grain elevators of old (and hopefully spread across Western Canada). The Buffalo-Sloped-Bin (BSB) […]

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A Short History of the CPR’S Suffield Subdivision

This week’s blog post is courtesy of guest contributor Jonathan Koch, editor of the southern Alberta history website, ForgottenAlberta.com.   We had the opportunity to host Jonathan and Greg Farries last July at both the Galt Historic Railway Park and the Ogilvie Wooden Grain Elevator sites.  They were both excited to check these unique places out and […]

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Foremost Buffalo Sloped Bin 2000 Grain Elevator

Introduction The grain elevator seen here really stands out as unique and was in the early 1980s a highly innovative design, the future of the Alberta grain industry. The Buffalo Sloped Bins (BSB) was the dawn of a bold new era, modern and efficient – it was the design that would eventually replace hundreds of […]

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The North Western Coal & Navigation Company’s first president – William Lethbridge

Who is William Lethbridge, and why is our city named after him?  It all starts in southwest England around the turn of the nineteenth century…   The Lethbridge family lived on a farm called ‘Wood’ near a small village named South Taunton, in the county of Devon (Devonshire).  William was born in 1825 into poverty […]

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Victorian Prairie Christmas 2016 Event this week!

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