A comprehensive collections policy will be developed once we have a
site and storage.
In the meantime, we are looking primarily for any photographs and
plans related to
historic trails, railway infrastructure, trains and transit in
Central Alberta prior to 1985.
We are particularly interested in acquiring photos of the railways
in or near Red Deer:
along the former Alberta Central Railway (Canadian Pacific
between Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House including Mintlaw, Sylvan
Lake, Benalto and Eckville),
the former Canadian Northern Western (Canadian National
between Mirror and Nordegg including Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Eckville
and Rocky Mountain House),
the former Grand Trunk Pacific (Canadian National between
Mirror and Three Hills including Alix, Delburne, Lousana, Elnora,
and Canadian Pacific at Blackfalds, Lacombe, CFB Penhold,
Penhold, Innisfail, Bowden, Olds, Clive, Alix, Stettler, Rimbey,
Photos and plans of any railway stations that ever existed in
Red Deer County and photos of steam locomotives and
bridges are especially welcome.
Contact Paul at