Do you love history and popcorn? The Civic Museum of Regina is looking for volunteers to assist us in running our booth at the Queen City Ex, from Tuesday, July 30 - Sunday, August 3!
Help visitors explore the history of Regina in an interactive way, including the operation of the Broadway Popcorn Wagon. If you are interested in getting involved, please click the link below or email email@example.com for more information.
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)