The Guelph Historical Railway Association has a diverse collection of railway artifacts, ranging from rolling stock, paper items, hardware, lanterns, and everything in between. A long term goal of our organization is to set up a museum. We are always accepting new donations as well. Below is some of our collection.
436994 started its life in the 1920s on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Our group acquired the caboose in 1994, and has been restoring and maintaining it ever since. 436994
Baggage Car 60337
Originally built in 1950 as CN 8900, it was later converted for maintenance service and renumbered 60337. After restoration, we hope to install a railway museum in the car, with many of the paper and smaller artifacts in our collection.
4900 was donated to us by the Ontario Southland Railway in late 2020. A generous donation we are extremely grateful for.
4900 was built in 1954 by the CPR. It is one of the first types of steel caboose built by the CPR.
Lanterns & Lighting
Lanterns and Lighting was one of the most important aspects of railway operations and safety. Lanterns, lamps, markers were all important communication devices.
The GHRA has a large and diverse collection of lighting, to see some of our collection, click the button below.
hardware is a diverse category, covering everything from cast plaques, locks, keys, first aid kits, tools and many other objects. Click the button below to see some of our hardware collection.
China & Silverware
In 2010, to celebrate the 125 Anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Transcontinental line, the Canadian Pacific Railway donated a trove of CPR tableware, china and silverware to the GHRA.Some of the donations dated back to the 1890s.
Pictured is a sample of the display the GHRA made at the Guelph Civic museum in 2010.
The GHRA also has an extensive collection of paper items, ranging from timetables, rule books, diagrams and more! Click on the button blow to see some of the paper items in our collection.