Imagine the Train of the Future

Photo (n.d.) : CRHA/Exporail, Raymond Corley Fonds

The history of Canadian railroads is rich and well documented. Trains are extremely important in today’s society and will continue to be so. Just look at the new Réseau express métropolitain (REM) train linking the South Shore to Montreal!

So what will the train of the future look like? It would be interesting to see how the future generation envisions the future of rail transportation.

To mark the 60th anniversary of Exporail, the Museum is inviting children aged between 6 and 12 to create a work of art representing their vision of the future of rail transportation. The selected artworks will be presented in an exhibition whose theme inspires the creativity of young people by combining art and science.

The artwork

Children must create a work of art that can be in the form of a drawing, painting, model or other medium.

The artwork must have two elements:

  • Represent the train of the future from the youth’s vision.
  • Highlight the 60th anniversary of Exporail (e.g. the number 60).


The size of the drawings or paintings must not exceed: 50 cm X 50 cm (20 x 20 inches). Models or other media must not exceed: 50 cm X 25 cm X 25 cm in height (20 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches in height).

Important dates to remember

Participants have until June 30, 2021 to send their work to Exporail (in person or by mail) to Matthew Gauthier.

The exhibition will open at Exporail on July 21, the 60th anniversary of the museum’s founding.

The general public will be able to view the works of art until August 15.

Participants will be able to pick up their artwork at the end of the exhibition, between August 18 and 22.

The museum will not be able to exhibit all the works received. Those whose works have been selected will be notified prior to the opening date.

To participate:

  • Create an artwork!
  • Fill out the form and return it with the work before June 30, 2021.

Contact person:

Matthew Gauthier :

Tel. : 450 638-1522, ext. 248