A new home needed for Streetcar 356

20 07 2011

Awaiting a new home and restoration work

Streetcar 356 has to leave the Winnipeg Railway Museum  by the fall as they will be receiving more rail equipment in the near future…
So….
-We now have an NHL team again :)
-We have new Hotels
-We have a new airport
-We have a new Stadium under construction
-We have a new Central Park
-We have a HUGE Human Rights Museum underway costing $$$$$$
-We have a $10 million development for the Children’s Museum
-We have a Youth for Christ building at Main and Higgins worth about $4 or $5 million
-We have lots of new things happening in the city

All of these are worthwhile projects.. but…

How about some Streetcar lovin’ to get this restoration project moving?

A small fraction of the money spent on all these projects would get Streetcar 356 back into the history books as a valuable historical attraction to this city.

When the Streetcar has been restored to museum display condition, it will be a self sustaining attraction for events, weddings, meetings, school trips, and many other possibilities.

Families and kids love historic Streetcars, I have seen the market they attract in many active Streetcar operations.

We need a building, then we can restore and display the streetcar for all of Winnipeg to enjoy.

How about it? What’s out there? Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Thanks.

http://www.heritagewinnipeg.com for more detail

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4 responses

24 01 2012
mkulasza

Has a home been found for it?

29 01 2012
streetcar356

Nothing yet, we do have some inquiries out, but this will take some time to find the right location too. Thanks for your interest!

9 12 2012
Melissa Vasconcelos

What are the approximate dimensions of the streetcar?

2 01 2013
streetcar356

Hi Melissa, the streetcar is about 42 feet long, 12 feet high, and 8-9 feet wide. For workspace, we would need extra room for equipment and parts storage as well.

Thanks for your interest, and sorry for the delay! Do you have any suggestions?

Steven

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