Heritage Regina Lecture Series Catalogue Homes
Thursday January 18, 2018
The Civic Museum of Regina is pleased to co sponsor a Heritage Regina Lecture Series, Catalogue Homes on Thursday January 18th - 7:00 pm at the Artesian, 2627 13th Avenue. John Robinson with Robinson Design will present the story on these early homes, with original advertising posters, catalogues and artifacts.
Built in 1918, the steam locomotive, Engine 5093 is 75 feet long and weighs 287,500 lbs. It pulled passenger trains throughout Western Canada. On its final trip with 5 cars and 35 passengers, it rolled into Regina on April 25th, 1960. It was the last steam engine in Regina as railways switched to diesel.
It was acquired in 1964 and is the largest artifact owned by the museum. In 1995, it was moved to its present location at the Regina Casino.
One of the most fascinating machines devised, it was the first piece of technology on public display: steam locomotives came right into every town and all their working parts were open to view. The men who ran them were visible and accessible. (Drury G.H. 1993-Guide to North American Steam Locomotives)