Transcona Historical Museum, May 11 2013

From the Museum Website

http://transconamuseum.mb.ca/index.htm

“History of Transcona

The name “Transcona” was chosen to commemorate the railway to which the town owes its existence. It is claimed that the name “Transcona” was chosen from thousands of contest entries and was a combination of “Transcontinental” and “Strathcona”.

  • “Transcontinental” – either for the CPR Transcontinental trains that passed through the area or for the National Transcontinental Railway who constructed the shops in cooperation with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
  • “Strathcona” for Donald Alexander Smith, also known as Lord Strathcona. He headed one of the groups responsible for constructing the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1885, Lord Strathcona drove the last spike into the CPR railway.

Establishment of the Town-site

  • In 1906 or 1907, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway surveyed an area in the Suthwyn district for the future site of the western repair shop and the town of Transcona.
  • In 1907 or 1908, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway purchased 800 acres of land located 8 miles east of Winnipeg from John Henry Kern for the construction of the railway repair shops and the future town-site.”
The Transcona Historical Museum, 141 Regent Ave West, Winnipeg

 

 

 

Transcona Historical Museum, it used to be a bank!

 

Delivery bike for telegraphs

 

 

 

 

photos and stories from Transcona

 

Vintage Typewriter

 

 

A book about Transcona

 

 

 

 

 

 

A collection of Victorian Photographs

 

 

City plan of Transcona from 1912

 

 

Birds Eye View of Transcona, 1911

 

 

 

 

Old Fire Brigade equipment

 

Transcona Shops, Hockey Champs 1925

 

The CN Rail Transcona shops made artillery shells for World War One

 

 

 

Manitoba Atlatl Dart Points and Stone Arrow Heads, from 2000 years ago!

 

The Transcona Museum also has a large collection of Manitoba Butterflies

 

 

Birthday Cake for Manitoba!

 

Box of Butterflies, Manitoba Pieridae

 

 

CNR Trainman Hat

 

Transcona Mugs!

 

A vintage Baseball Glove

 

The Transcona Historical Museum contains the Cecil Patterson Archaeology Collection

 

Amateur Baseball Champions of Manitoba, Transcona 1916

 

 

A history of Spear points, Atlatl Darts and Arrowheads

 

A skinny door for the mop and bucket

 

Transcona Time Capsule made from a CN Caboose Alternator

 

 

Humorous old Transcona Postcard. “You are Pulling my leg!”

 

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