Snowplows and Winter Scenes

With the winter weather outside, the Great Canadian Plains Railway Society thought to share some photos of winter’s past with the railways dealing with the white stuff! If you’d like to know more about what you’ve…

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Galt’s Southerly Expansion

The worldwide 1887 – 1888 recession struck the Galt family’s Lethbridge based coal company almost as soon as it went into production, necessitating finding new markets quickly if they were to survive. Their major customer was…

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Galt’s Expansion Dreams and the CPR

On November 27th, 1893, the Alberta Railway & Coal Company (AR&CC) leased the narrow gauge line from Dunmore, near Medicine Hat, to Montana Junction, just outside of present day eastern limits of Lethbridge, to the Canadian…

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The Galt Company Sternwheelers

In the fall of 1879, Elliot Torrance Galt was the government’s assistant Indian commissioner, a job he would never have obtained had it not been for the name of his father, Sir Alexander Galt. Though competent…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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