Live virtual tour on April 15, 2023, at 3:00 pm in English (EST)
Duration: approximately 45 minutes (+15 minutes for questions)
Exporail is offering a virtual tour of the Canada Car, once used by Charles Melville Hays, former president of the Grand Trunk Railway. This car, built in 1897, is usually inaccessible to the public when visiting Exporail. This unique experience will allow visitors to explore the vehicle’s interior and hidden secrets. Moreover, visitors will learn more about the life of Charles Melville Hays, a great visionary of Canadian railways.
Registration for this tour is free and we thank you for encouraging us in our mission by making a voluntary donation by clicking here.
Live virtual tour on November 20, 2022, at 3:00 pm in english (EST)
This virtual tour will allow you to learn more about the “Saskatchewan” car. This 1883 company car was used for nearly 75 years across Canada. It has a kitchen, dining room, private bedroom, bathroom, and observation lounge. It has been kept at Exporail since 1963.
The virtual tour lasts approximately 30 minutes during which you will follow a guide through the rooms and corridors of this unique vehicle in the comfort of your home.
On September 21, 1892, MSR 350 inaugurated Montreal’s electric streetcar service. For the next 67 years, electric streetcars operated on Montreal streets alongside pedestrians and motorized vehicles. 130 years after their debut, the streetcars have long since disappeared from the streets of Montreal, having been retired in 1959, but happy memories remain. Join us on September 25, 2022 at 1:00 pm to commemorate the beginning of streetcar service in Montreal and its technological advances up to 1914 with Exporail volunteer and streetcar expert Daniel Laurendeau.
For only $5, click here to reserve your seat!
Please note: you will need to create an account first. After creating your account, choose the date of September 25 to reserve the virtual tour. Then, you will receive an email with a receipt and a PDF file attached. In the PDF file, you will find the link to join the seminar.
On June 12, 1939, King George VI’s royal train was pulled by locomotive CPR 2850 from Delson, a municipality that is home to part of Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, in Sherbrooke.
To commemorate this date, join us for a virtual tour of the CPR 2850 locomotive and learn about the 1939 Royal Tour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. During this tour, you will virtually explore the exterior and interior of the locomotive, as well as view documents from our archives and objects from our collection!