When was the last time you where on a Mon­treal street car

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On Satur­day and Sun­day, Septem­ber 16 and 17, 2017, Ex­po­rail, the Cana­dian Rail­way Mu­seum in­vites the pub­lic to the first edi­tion of Rail­road Days, an event in­tended for a wide au­di­ence. Dur­ing th­ese two days, ev­ery­one will have fun around the rails, with­out ever walk­ing on them! Rail­way safety will be high­lighted and sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties will be or­ga­nized. A mov­ing music show, per­formed by West Trainz, is not to be missed on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17 at 2 pm.

Here is a pro­gram overview of th­ese two days:

First of all, the reg­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties of the mu­seum, in­clud­ing the Grand Gallery and the Build­ing 5 open re­serve vis­its, rides in our vin­tage street­car, on the minia­ture rail­way and in the pas­sen­ger train will take place; but there will also be the spe­cial op­por­tu­nity to see again the MTC 3 and No. 8 open street­cars, after an in­ter­rup­tion of about three years! Vis­i­tors will be able to board th­ese two street­cars, but only No. 8 will take them for a ride, weather per­mit­ting, of course! For an ex­tra $5 on the en­trance fee, vis­i­tors will also be able to ride on a gaso­line-pow­ered speeder, orig­i­nally owned by CN.

The at­mos­phere will be fes­tive and staff cos­tumed as rail­road­ers, mo­tor­men or con­duc­tors, will welcome vis­i­tors who will also be able to dress in rail­way clothes, and share their “rail­way pro­file” photo with fam­i­lies and friends! A great op­por­tu­nity for those who like to ex­cite their vir­tual com­mu­ni­ties on the so­cial net­works, with #ex­po­rail! No­tice to fans: no-fee pho­tos will be emailed by the Ex­po­rail team.

Op­er­a­tion Life­saver, our part­ner, will welcome at their kiosk peo­ple wish­ing to know more about safety rules near rail­way tracks. Fam­i­lies will be in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in a new rail­way safety chal­lenge, pre­sented for the first time es­pe­cially on this oc­ca­sion.

Need a break to sat­isfy a small hunger? Gourmets will be catered for at two kiosks for tast­ing prod­ucts with a re­gional flavour: Ogato cupcakes and goat and sheep cheeses from the Fro­magerie Ruban Bleu. Suf­fi­cient to re­build your strength be­tween two ac­tiv­i­ties! Al­ways im­pres­sive to watch, switching move­ments, re­quir­ing great skill, will be made by a lo­co­mo­tive and rail­way cars in the yard, near the dis­cov­ery trail. Demon­stra­tions of the op­er­at­ing turntable will also take place.

Music will not be for­got­ten ei­ther, as the West Trainz show will be held on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17 from 2 pm to 3 pm, near the mu­seum’s turntable. The West Trainz project of­fers mu­si­cal works in­spired by the rail­way world and the project ini­tia­tor’s trav­els, Erik West Mil­lette. Five mu­si­cians per­form on a con­voy of trol­lies mounted with sound-sculp­tures.You will be trans­ported through an ini­tia­tory and po­etic jour­ney where the trance-like ex­pe­ri­ence cre­ated by the music urges you to dance.

All aboard for Rail­road Days!

MTC 3 and No. 8 open street­cars, after an in­ter­rup­tion of about three years! Vis­i­tors will be able to board

th­ese two street­cars, but only No. 8 will take them for a ride, weather per­mit­ting, of course!

Ex­po­rail, the Cana­dian Rail­way Mu­seum in­vites the

pub­lic to the first edi­tion of Rail­road Days

Al­ways im­pres­sive to watch, switching move­ments, re­quir­ing great skill, will be made by a lo­co­mo­tive and rail­way cars in the yard, near the dis­cov­ery trail. Demon­stra­tions of the op­er­at­ing turntable

will also take place.

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