Author Archives: Galt

Rocky Mountain Rangers

  Original article by Jason Paul Sailer – additional information & editing supplied by Gord Tolton. One of the volunteer militia units raised in the Northwest Territories (the name of the western prairies of Canada before provinces were established) in response to the 1885 Rebellion was the Rocky Mountain Rangers (RMR), a group of civilians / frontiersmen […]

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Upcoming Victorian Prairie Christmas Event!

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Railway School Cars

When a person mentions trains the first thoughts that come to mind is moving passenger and freight from point a to point b.  Who knew that they also provided education to remote northern communities up until the mid-1960s?  In fact many northern Canadian residents attended school cars operated by either Canadian Pacific Railway or Canadian […]

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Railway Day Camps

Please note that our Railway Day Camps are coming up next month!  August 19th & 20th – 11:00 am to 4:30 pm both days.  Children ages 5 – 8 can attend on the 19th and 9 – 12 can attend on the 20th. Simply download the form and send it to the Railway Park with […]

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Turntables (and not the vinyl record kind!)

Article compiled by Jason Paul Sailer & Chris Doering. In times past nearly every medium to large sized town had a rail yard and often located nearby or within it was a turntable and roundhouse. Their function was simple, to spin around steam locomotives as well as being a place to maintain and store them. […]

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Galt Historic Railway Park Rolling Stock Collection

Article by Jason Paul Sailer.  The gem of the collection of the Galt Historic Railway Park is our 1890 International Train Station that was originally located half in Canada and half in the United States (Coutts, Northwest Territories and Sweetgrass, Montana). As per previous web blog posts, we described how it came to be and […]

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Self-propelled Railway Passenger Transportation in Southern Alberta

Article by Jason Paul Sailer.  Edited by Chris Doering. Passenger service and rail infrastructure within Alberta had remained relatively stable for the past sixty years, but after the Second World War with increased competition from airlines, new roadways, and the affordability of personal vehicles the desire & need for rail passenger service started to decline.  […]

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Mother’s Day Tea – 2015

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Reading Railway Rail

Original article by Chris Doering & Connie Biggart, who are Galt Historic Railway Park supporters!  Re-posted to web blog by Jason Paul Sailer. If one looks at a section of steel rail, along any stretch of track or railway line, various markings will be seen. If one is curious, these can tell you a lot […]

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Sir Alexander Galt

Article by Jason Paul Sailer.  Re-edited by Chris Doering. Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt wore many hats over seventy six years; politician, promoter, father, author, manager, railway man….  His portly, erect form was familiar for a quarter century of public life, during which he counselled various leaders and supported different ministries, but he never lost the […]

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