Due to Covid-19 the Regina Ecomuseum's AGM will now take place using Zoom. The AGM is proceeding on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30pm. To ensure adequate security using Zoom, anyone wanting to particpate will require an invitation to attend. To obtain an invite, simply email: email@example.com
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)