#Exporail Railroad Days – Do you remember Montreal Street cars?
#Exporail – 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! www.exporail.org
Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 September 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm (activities offered from 11 am to 4 pm). West Trainz Show: Sunday, September 17 from 2 pm to 3 pm.