Demonstrations

John Molson steam locomotive

John Molson steam locomotive

Replica of a 1848 steam locomotive, the John Molson is fired up on the site on selected days. The schedule for 2020 is not available. However, the locomotive is not available for public rides.

The demonstration schedule varies and may be modified or cancelled at any time without prior notice. When the locomotive is not in operation, visitors can admire it in Building 5, the rolling stock open reserve between May to October, 31, 2020.

Demonstrations can be cancelled if the outside temperature reaches 30o Celsius or more.

Telegraphy

Telegraphy demonstrations

The public can attend a demonstration of direct and remote communications as they were handled before the invention of the telephone. Visitors have the possibility of writing a short message that will then be transmitted via telegraph between the Angus pavilion and Barrington station.

Telegraphy demonstrations are organized on Sundays, from May 17 to October 12, 2020.

Turntable

Turntable demonstrations

The demonstration of how a turntable operates enables the public to witness the power of human ingenuity using a pivot under the platform. The turntable operated at the De Lorimier shops in Montreal and in St. Lin in the Laurentians. It was recuperated by Exporail and is now used to move vehicles toward the shop or other railway tracks.

Demonstrations are planned according to a variable schedule from June 6 to October 12, 2020. Check the schedule board.