The Niagara Railway Museum Inc. is very pleased to report that our 3 CP Rail boxcars are one step closer to the Museum site in Fort Erie after a successful move out of Niagara Falls today to a temporary storage location in Stevensville. The cars were secured at 1630 Tuesday night after a very long day for the CP Rail crew that moved them, and our members who were there to make sure everything went well.
(left) – The cars are moved for the first time in years on the end of the intermodal cars. (right) – CP car department preps the cars for movement.
There was a small glitch with the movement, but the Mechanical department anticipated this issue and resolved it in very little time. The boxcars were marshalled on the head end to cut down on the time spent at Brookfield, this allowed the crew to cut off the well cars, and shove down the Fort Erie branch. The train was led by a hi rail as the line has not seen a train in a few months.
Thanks to the great train crew and mechanical department, the cars arrived safe and sound, and ended a long awaited step for the Niagara Railway Museum Inc. We are now working to move the cars the final distance to the Museum site by road, which we are hoping will be done by the end of the year.
(left) – The pair of GP38-2’s did the work to move all the cars, seen here pulling across Dorchester Rd. (right) – The final delivery in Stevensville as the cars are eased into the siding and into the security of the fenced in property.
The NRM expresses its gratitude to those at Canadian Pacific that made this whole move possible. The train crew did a great job ensuring our cars arrived safely, and the cars were spared any damage under the watchful eye of the mechanical department who anticipated a problem before it was allowed to escalate. We also thank Trinity Industries for allowing us to use the property for temporary storage and loading of the cars for movement to our site.
The cars are safe and sound at the temporary storage location in Stevensville.
We still have a long road ahead, but will continue to move forward and get all of our equipment on one site. Information on the final move will be posted here when we have the info available.
We are accepting donations to help offset the cost of the road movement for the cars. Any donations will receive a charitable tax receipt, along with a plaque on our donor wall inside the display boxcar. Please contact the Museum if you’d like to contribute.