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FORT EDMONTON hISTORIC PARK
Classic Western Canadian History

Time stands still in the 150 acre Fort Edmonton Park. Life as it was lived through four historical periods are brought to life in distinct groupings of buildings and realistic settings -- the days of the fur trade around 1846 and the pioneer years of 1885, 1905, and 1920. Costumed interpreters bring the past to life and invite you to experience the best of each period.

You can ride on the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway steam train or on some beautifully restored streetcars, or spin and twirl on vintage midway rides. The street cars are run and maintained by The Edmonton Radial Railway Society. Rides on the train and the streetcars are free with admission ticket and save a lot of walking.
        


EY&P #107, a 2-6-2 Prairie type built by Baldwin in 1919, was a Louisiana native for 50 years before the lumber company was abandoned. She arrived in Edmonton in 1977, was restored, and is now serving tourists. Not a bad life for a 95 year old lady.  At the Park, she pulls three ex-CPR coaches and a caboose fitted for wheel-chair access.

#107 never ran on the real EP&Y tracks that connected the rails from Strathcona across the Saskatchewan River through Edmonton to Stoney Plain in 1902. The EP&Y was merged into the Canadian Northern Alberta Railway in 1910.

The following pre-digital photos were taken sometime in the late 1990's.

FORT EDMONTON STREETCARS


Toronto Transit Corp #4912




Edmonton Radial Railway #1


Edmonton Radial Railway #42






Fort Edmonton Maintenance Truck 1913 Ford Model T


 

FORT EDMONTON TRAINS


EP&Y Baldwin 2-6-2 Prairie locomotive #107


EY&P Caboose


EY&P Caboose (ex CNR) and Coach (ex CPR)


Fort Edmonton's Speeder


The ex-CNR observation car on static display


One of the ex-CP 60 foot Coaches

A FEW FORT EDMONTON SCENES


Fort Edmonton 1928 Street


The Round Barn


The Log Farm House

Links:
http://www.ftedmontonpark.com/index-train.html
http://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Edmonton_Park
http://www.edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca/fortedmonton/