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Dauphin Rail Museum
Unit A 101 First Avenue N.W.
Dauphin MB R7N 1G8
Primary Phone: 204-202-4622
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Admission: By Donation. For group and interpretive tours fees can be negotiated. Contact to inquire.
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Off Season Hours:
Year Round: Saturdays 9:00 am - 12 noon Open at other times by arrangement. See Tourism Dauphin webpage for contact info.
About the Museum:
The Dauphin Rail Museum is located on the Eastside of the 1912 Pratt designed Canadian Northern Railway station (one of only 2, Class I stations in Manitoba) and adjacent to the historic CN Park. The Rail Museum exists to preserve, interpret and present the rich railway history of the Parkland region. The museum features a wide range of artifacts - from uniforms, to tools, to documents, to an ex-CN 79727 caboose from 1974. Also included in the Museum is a large and detailed HO scale model train operating layout representing Dauphin in 1954.
The Museum is also proud to offer many multi-media experiences to the artifacts on display through Wi-Fi and our QR scanning system.
"Dauphin - An Architectural Walking Tour" describes the Dauphin Rail Station as, "architecturally, the station building is as robust and sleek as the steam locomotives that once pulled alongside. The robust qualities emanate from the solidity of the red brick walls, the rough texturing of the limestone base and decorative trim, and from the fortress-like image given by the slender turrets at the corners of the high central block. There is a crescendo effect of the building silhouette, as the structure rises in steps from the lower outer sections up to the iron ornament in the centre of the pyramidal roof. But yet how sleek the whole design appears, wrapped in the horizontal stone string courses and the enveloping low pitch roof that appears to rest effortlessly upon the large graceful brackets below the eaves."
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