Support a Railway Organization

I try to support various railway-related organizations, either through money, time or exposure, to help them on their missions to preserve and promote railway history. Here are a few that I support. I hope you will consider supporting them. If you have your own favourite museum or organization, please promote them in the comments.

The Bytown Railway Society

The BRS is the publisher of Branchline magazine, the Canadian Trackside Guide, and much more. They also own and restore several pieces of railway equipment at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. DONATE

Transport Action Canada

TAC is Canada’s leading citizen transportation advocacy group, representing the interests of users of public transport in Canada. I am a director on the national board. They have several regional groups, including Transport Action Atlantic that I was a member of for many years. DONATE

Center for Railroad Photography & Art

The CRP&A’s mission is to preserve and present significant images of railroading. They are doing excellent work archiving and sharing important collections, and they produce a fantastic quarterly magazine, Railroad Heritage. JOIN

Prairie Dog Central Railway

Winnipeg’s PDC operates a steam-hauled passenger train with century-old coaches. They are a first-class organization dedicated to preserving and sharing railway history through their trains. CONTACT

VIA Historical Association

The VHA is working to assemble and preserve a representative collection of VIA Rail cars and locomotives. They own the Edmundston and a few RDCs and are actively working to acquire more pieces. I maintain their web site and social media accounts. DONATE

Revelstoke Railway Museum

The railway museum in Revelstoke, BC is an excellent, focused museum and worthy of your support. DONATE

Railway Museum of British Columbia

The West Coast Railway Association operates a first class museum in Squamish, BC where they restore and exhibit numerous locomotives and rail cars. I hope to visit it someday! DONATE

Halton County Radial Railway

The HCRR is a full-size operating electric railway and museum. They are Ontario’s first and largest electric railway museum. DONATE

Your Turn

Please leave a comment with other Canadian railway associations that you support!

1 thought on “Support a Railway Organization”

  1. Steve –

    Happy New Year and greetings from the EAST – We appreciate all that you do to inform us of whats up in the WEST ! – We in New Brunswick are doing fine with a small group of us old timers – trying to preserve what we have –

    Regards
    Richard

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