Edmonton Radial Railway Society

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The Edmonton Radial Railway Society or ERRS is a railway museum specialising in Streetcar preservation. Located in Edmonton, AB, it runs streetcars in Fort Edmonton Park and over The High Level Bridge.

History

Facilities

  • Replica barns in Fort Edmonton Park (Fort Edmonton Park line)

Roster

Active

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Original operator Manufacturer Model Single or Double End? Line Notes
1

Edmonton Radial Railway Society 1.jpg

1908 Edmonton Radial Railway Ottawa Car Company Single Fort Edmonton Park
  • First car acquired and restored
24 Edmonton Radial Railway Society 24.jpg 1914 Toronto Suburban Railway Preston Single Fort Edmonton Park
33 Edmonton Radial Railway Society 33-a.jpg 1912 Edmonton Radial Railway St. Louis Car Company Double High Level Bridge
  • Part of the same order as 42
  • One of the last streetcars in service by city?
42 Edmonton Radial Railway Society 42.jpg 1912 Edmonton Radial Railway St. Louis Car Company Single Fort Edmonton Park
  • Part of the same order as 33
  • Acquired 1981, operational by 1984
80 Edmonton Radial Railway Society 80.jpg 1930 Edmonton Radial Railway Ottawa Car Company Single Fort Edmonton Park
  • Retired by city in 1951
  • Currently used for charters and special events
247 Edmonton Radial Railway Society 247.jpg 1921 Hankai Electric Railway (Osaka, Japan) Umebachi/Sharyo Double High Level Bridge
  • Originally acquired for parts, but arrived in good enough shape that it was used in service
930 Edmonton Radial Railway Society 930.jpg 1947 Melbourne Tramways Board Melbourne Tramways Board W6 class tram Double High Level Bridge
  • Retired 1997
  • Donated 2004
  • Put in service 2006
4612 Edmonton Radial Railway Society 4612.jpg 1951
Rebuilt 1990
TTC CC&F
TTC
A-8 class PCC
A-15 class PCC
Single Fort Edmonton Park
  • Ex. TTC 4612, originally TTC 4543
  • Rebuilt by TTC 1990 as an A-15 class PCC.
  • Retired by TTC 1995, donated.
  • Re-gauged from TTC to standard gauge and entered service in 1997.

Current Projects

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Original operator Manufacturer Model Notes
42 1928 Regina Municipal Railway CC&F
  • Will run on Fort Edmonton Park line
200 1907 Saskatoon Municipal Railway Ottawa Car Company Track sweeper
  • Ex. SMR 200
  • Aquired secondhand in 1913
  • Used to the end of service
  • Will sweep Fort Edmonton Park tracks in order to keep streetcars running until Christmas.

Future Projects

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Original operator Manufacturer Model/type Notes
6 1913 Brandon Municipal Railway Niles Car and Manufacturing Company Single-truck streetcar
  • Retired 1932
8 1912 Regina Municipal Railway Preston Single-truck streetcar
  • Retired 1947, converted to tourist info booth, later used as a garden shed.
  • Aquired 2013
13 1911 Edmonton Radial Railway Ottawa Car Company Double-truck streetcar
  • Retired 1948
31 1911 Edmonton Radial Railway Preston Prairie Preston
  • Retired 1949
  • One of two surviving Prairie Preston bodies known to survive
  • Unrestorable, will be used as a pattern for a future replica
35 1895
1920
Charlotte, NC
Saskatoon Municipal Railway
AC&F
Saskatoon
Open-air car
Closed-in car
  • Originally built for Charlotte, NC.
  • Rebuilt as a closed car upon purchase in 1920, along with 32-34
  • Retired 1934
  • Rescued from from Saskatchewan farm in 1999.
53 1913 Edmonton Radial Railway Preston Big Preston
  • One of 3 Big Prestons owned by ERRS
54 1928 Saskatoon Municipal Railway Ottawa Car Company

Ex. SMR 54

60 1913 (rebuilt 1918) Calgary Municipal Railway Ottawa Car Company
  • Caught fire in 1918, rebuilt without 'observer windows' in roof.
  • Retired 1952.
62 1929 Saskatoon Municipal Railway Ottawa Car Company
  • The last factory-new car delivered to Saskatoon
  • Ex. SMR 62
65 1913 Edmonton Radial Railway Preston Big Preston
  • One of 3 Big Prestons owned by ERRS
73 1913 Edmonton Radial Railway Preston Big Preston
  • One of 3 Big Prestons owned by ERRS
202 Saskatoon Municipal Railway 203-a.jpg 1918 Rochester, NY
London Street Railway
Saskatoon Municipal Railway
Cincinnati Car Company Peter Witt class
4349 1948 TTC St. Louis Car Company
CC&F
A-6 Class PCC
4367 1948 TTC St. Louis Car Company
CC&F
A-6 Class PCC
  • Ex. TTC 4367
  • Retired 1989 and immediately passed on to the ERRS
  • Awaiting Re-gauging

Former Holdings

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Original operator Manufacturer Model Notes
601 Edmonton Radial Railway Society 601.jpg 1970 Hanover Stadtbahn Siemens/DüWag LRV prototype
  • Hanover prototype LRV
  • Bought by BC government in 1975 for Vancouver demonstration, but was never used
  • Aquired 1987, ran in Fort Edmonton Park in 1989
  • Stored until 2005 when it returned to service on the High Level Bridge
  • Donated to Hanover Tramway Museum in 2016
2001 1912 ETS GE Electric Locomotive

See Also