The CHC Continues to look for Homes for Historic Railcars

The CHC Continues to look for Homes for Historic Railcars

In 2020, the Cranbrook History Centre (CHC) completed the process of deaccessioning 9 railcars determined to be historically significant but beyond the resources of the Centre to maintain or restore. The first round of receiving offers for the purchase of the historic railcars is now complete. The CHC has accepted an offer for 6 of the 9 railcars. The CHC therefore invites interested parties to submit a formal expression of interest for the purchase of any, or all, of the remaining historic railcars listed below.

  • CPR Dining Car Wingfield
  • CPR Sleeper Car Newcastle
  • CPR Locomotive Tender No.3100

Please view the Submission Guidelines for more information about the railcars and the application process.

The CHC will continue to accept offers on a first-come first-serve basis until all of the railcars have been rehomed. Once your submission is received, the CHC deaccessioning committee will evaluate your submission using a merit-based evaluation criterion based on the CHC’s Deaccessioning Policy. The criteria are outlined in the Guidelines document and do not set restrictions or conditions (other than conditions of purchase) on any item after it has left the CHC’s collection but it is our preference that each historically significant railcar will go to the most appropriate location.

Any revenue generated from the sale of the deaccessioned railcars will be used for the continued restoration and preservation of the Historic Railcar Collection at the Cranbrook History Centre.

Please submit applications to: Bob Whetham, Board Chair and Honor Neve, Chief Curator: