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The Streetcar 356 Rehabilitation Project
Streetcar 356 is one of four unique wooden streetcars built at Winnipeg’s Fort Rouge Garage. It road the rails in Winnipeg from 1909 until the end of the City’s streetcar service in September 1955. Retired, Streetcar 356 had anything of value removed and a month later its empty body was sold for $100. Streetcar 356 was then left outside to decay until 1980 when it was rescued by the Old Market Square Association and acquired by Heritage Winnipeg. Now stored in the Winnipeg Railway Museum at the VIA Rail Canada Union Station on Main Street, Streetcar 356 is the last remaining wooden streetcar in Winnipeg. Heritage Winnipeg’s Streetcar 356 Committee has been painstakingly restoring Streetcar 356, determined to rehabilitate it and find a home where it can be celebrated for generations to come!
You can help make the Streetcar 356 Rehabilitation Project possible!
Make a donation today and receive a complimentary copy of Winnipeg Public Transit Through the Years: A Historic Colouring Book Adventure along with your charitable tax receipt. You can learn more about becoming an official sponsor of the Streetcar 356 Rehabilitation Project in our Streetcar 356 Sponsorship Guide. Or show your support of the project by purchasing a Streetcar 356 t-shirt!
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Heritage Winnipeg is heartbroken and saddened to hear of the passing of Brian Darragh on Monday, December 20, 2021.
Brian was the last known living streetcar driver and served 38 years with the Winnipeg Transit System. He was a volunteer on Heritage Winnipeg’s Streetcar 356 committee, participated at Doors Open Winnipeg and Railway Days events and a friend of Heritage Winnipeg. He loved to share his passion for streetcars and was featured in the streetcar documentary, he wrote a book about streetcars as well as a feature blog for Heritage Winnipeg.
Our thoughts are with his family and his legacy will live on through Streetcar 356.
A huge thank you to all the amazing volunteers who work tirelessly to make the Streetcar 356 Rehabilitation Project come to life!
Streetcar 356 Committee
Steven Stothers · Rob Loiselle · Greg Agnew · Sean Kaputa · Cindy Tugwell
Brian Darragh – Honourary Member
The Streetcar 356 Rehabilitation Project is made possible with the generous support of:
Manitoba Transit Heritage Association
The Winnipeg Foundation
Joe & Di Bailey
Harry & Florence Hill
Douglas & Sharon Keva
James Carl Lawrence
I. I. Mayba
B.T. & V.A. McGregor
Edmond & Grace Pelletier
Richard & Ingrid Popel
Robert & Eleanor Tilton
Paul Gehrs & Melanie White
John & Elaine Williams
Donations in memory of David McDowell: