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Smith Falls Railway Museum, Smith Falls, Ontario

Smith Falls Railway Museum, Smith Falls, Ontario (Location)

The Railway Museum in Smith Falls, Ontario provides an opportunity to look at the history of railroads in a relaxed fashion with many interesting bits of history on display.

Caboose 436757 is an excellent example from the days when cabooses were constructed of wood siding.

An example of a Kitchen Car

Different styles of wheels and suspensions.

Today, many caboose cars have been replaced by computer sensors but, in earlier days, they were the place where the brakeman and other crew would spend most of their day when not attending to inspection of axles and other parts of the train that might need attention from time to time, operating track switch devices and getting a bit of rest time on longer routes.