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Our Collection

The collection has been accumulated over a number of years of effort. We are always on the lookout for Niagara related railway material. All material collected is earmarked for preservation. It will never be sold or otherwise disposed of.

Our artifacts come from a wide variety of railways including the Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, New York Central, Wabash, Penn Central, NS&T, TH&B and Great Gorge Route. The collection contains a good mixture of all these railways and many more.

Paper Artifacts

  • Operating Handbooks
  • Timetables
  • Locomotive Operating Manuals
  • Training Guides
  • Tickets
  • Blueprints (Structures, Property Diagrams, Rolling Stock)
  • Maps
  • Postcards and Brochures

Locomotives

Plymouth MDT40t Diesel
Hydro Electric Power Commission #46

Boxcars

Our largest pieces of equipment are our 3 boxcars, acquired from CP Rail. We have dedicated a page detailing these cars.

Equipment

An operating railroad required a lot of equipment to keep it in working order. Our collection includes many examples of such equipment like:
  • Track Tools
  • Locks and Keys
  • Lanterns
  • Signals
The museum has a number of motorcars, many in operating condition.

NRM Equipment List - Our expanding list of the equipment which is currently in the collection.

Donations

The Niagara Railway Museum is a recognized charity by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). We will issue a tax receipt for all donations over $20. If you have something you wish to donate, please contact us.

If you wish to make a financial contribution to our museum, please use the following link (through the CanadaHelps website):

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Lanterns Some of our lanterns on display in the Display boxcar

Image Timetables and other artifacts from the TH&B Railway Image The collection has an assortment of paper materials pertaining to all aspects of railway operation. From timetables, to rulebooks, to safety instructions and qualifications materials, the collection covers the entire range of documents available Image In addition to the paper items, the NRM also has common items that were used in the day to day activities on the railway, such as the reverser, telegraph repeater and whistle shown above.



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