Sunday, September 21, 2014

Of Railways and the New Canadian Museum for Human Rights

This being the official opening weekend of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, it only seems appropriate to mark the occasion on this Winnipeg-based blog.

Before . . . .

But it is also appropriate for another reason; the Museum occupies part of what used to be known as the railway lands, or the old CNR downtown yard.

About 40-50 years ago . . . .

Today the area is home to The Forks, a wonderful meeting place for the people of Winnipeg, and the amazing Human Rights museum.

For a train guy, like me, the development of the area is welcome. But I do miss the trains that used to be found on this site.

The site today.

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