Prairie Dog Central Railway
During the months of May through September, your group can hitch a ride aboard the Prairie Dog Central Railway, the popular Manitoba heritage railway located just outside of Winnipeg.
Prairie Dog Central Railway offers regular trips each weekend during the summer season, the rides departing from the Inkster Junction Station and making a round trip to the rural community of Grosse Isle. The ride lasts about 4 hours, including the stop at Grosse Isle.
The short line railway is owned and operated by the Vintage Locomotive Society and is one of the oldest of its kind in North America. It began it's public service in 1970, with a brief decommissioned period a couple of years after 1996.
Prairie Dog Central Railway offers 'more than just a train ride', with several different learning opportunities and programs available. There are educational programs that explore Western Canada's history and 'how railways played an integral part in the building of today's communities'. Get information on the area's past and immigrant travel methods during your ride, with tour add on options such as the Prime Meridian Trail Tour or Farmer for a Day.