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March 5, 2020

Streetcar 356

Help save Winnipeg’s last remaining wooden streetcar!

In 1980, Heritage Winnipeg acquired Streetcar 356, accepting both ownership and responsibility for its continued preservation. Following negotiations, the Midwestern Rail Association and Heritage Winnipeg agreed the streetcar would be moved to the Winnipeg Railway Museum – to the train shed at the Via Rail Canada Union Station at Main Street at Broadway Avenue – for restoration. In order for Streetcar 356 to be restored, sufficient funds need top be raised for materials, etc. A five-year plan for the completion of the project was devised by the Streetcar Committee of Heritage Winnipeg. Donations are welcome and extremely helpful for this unique cause. The development of the street railway system greatly influenced the development of our urban landscape and built heritage. Streetcar 356 is the only one of its kind left, and Heritage Winnipeg believes it is important to preserve such an influential piece of our heritage.

 

The restoration of Streetcar 356 is made possible by the generous support of

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2 Responses to “Streetcar 356”

  1. Brendan Wilson says:

    Will it be part of a museum?

    • Heritage Winnipeg says:

      Thank you for your enquiry. At the current time the Streetcar is housed at the Winnipeg Railway Museum at Via Station at 123 Main Street. Over the years we have investigated the possibility of permanently housing it at a Transit Museum but unfortunately there are no plans in the works right now with the city. We also looking into relocating to the Forks but there is currently no facility available. I hope that helps answer your question.

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