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CN 2747 Enclosure Project
Capital Campaign

Help support the development of a permanent structure over this important historical asset in the community of Transcona.

Our Goal: To build a protective structure over CN 2747 to help protect the locomotive from the elements, increase security, and provide more opportunities for the public to see, interact, and appreciate the engine.

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The Enclosure Details

The main purpose of the enclosure is to have the engine protected from the elements, vandalism, and theft.  CN 2747 has been on permanent, outdoor display since 1960 and this has caused damage to the overall condition and stability of the engine.  An enclosure will help to extend the lifespan of the engine from less than 10 years (as outlined in a 2017 condition assessment), to long into the future. The estimated construction costs are $492,942. The chosen conceptual design best addresses the preservation and display goals of the project:

  • An all-metal structure reduces combustible materials

  • Metal roof and back wall to reduce exposure to elements

  • No exposed roof trusses to prevent bird roosting

  • An enclosed back wall with two doors for access

  • Open sides and front for visibility of the engine

  • An accessible, ground-level concrete pad

  • A metal staircase to provide safe access to the cab

  • A three-sided, 8-foot-tall fence for security

  • Appropriate lighting throughout the structure

Your Support

We are now beginning to actively solicit donors and sponsorships to help us make this project a reality. The estimated construction costs are $492,942. Donations are tax-deductible. There are different levels of donation available, as well as different elements available for sponsorship.  We would be pleased to discuss those categories and the various means of recognition including, but not limited to:

  • Recognition on the CN 2747 Enclosure Donor Wall (starting at $50)

  • Recognition through media announcements

  • Recognition on the Transcona Museum website and social media

  • Public recognition a the Grand Opening

Your support means that you understand just how valuable preserving CN 2747 is to the community of Transcona, Winnipeg, and Canada.  This project would be difficult to achieve without your support.  We hope we have inspired you to GET ON BOARD.

 

CONTACT

For information about the Captial Campaign

 

Transcona Museum

141 Regent Avenue West

Winnipeg, MB R2C 1R1

 

info@transconamuseum.mb.ca

204-222-0423

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UPDATES & IN THE NEWS

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March 17, 2021

Campaign underway to preserve Transcona rail landmark with permanent structure

Published by Global News

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April 25, 2021

Stepping up to protect CN 2747

Published by Winnipeg Free Press

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July 4, 2021

Tracks through time
Transcona Museum pays tribute to the history -- from railways to butterflies to ventriloquism -- of city's eastern outpost

Published by Winnipeg Free Press

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September 4, 2021

Preserving our history

Published by Winnipeg Free Press

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April 19, 2021

Transcona Museum raising money to preserve steam locomotive

Published by CTV News Winnipeg

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April / May 2021

Transcona Museum's fundraising campaign for CNR 2-8-0 No. 2747 enclosure

Published by CN LINES

Volume 20, Number 3, Issue 76

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July 28, 2021

Helping preserve Transcona’s history

Published by Winnipeg Free Press

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April 23, 2021

Raising a roof for 2747: Museum launches capital campaign to build enclosure for iconic locomotive

Published by The Herald, Winnipeg Free Press

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May 16, 2021

Transcona Museum Campaign, the 2747 Story

Presented by Its TRAIN TIME

Episode 17, Timestamp 27:12

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Summer 2021

CN 2747 enclosure project and capital campaign

Published by Pensioners' News

Volume 26, Number 2, Page 11