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Education Program

The Prairie Dog Central Railway offers our Education Program from May to the end of September. We've made it easy for everybody to learn about Western Canadian history and how the railways played an integral part of the building of today's communities.

Relax onboard our 1900-era wooden enclosed passenger coaches led by a mighty 1950s Diesel Locomotive as we travel from Inkster Junction Station to the rural community of Grosse Isle. Our onboard volunteers will relive how settlers and immigrants journeyed through Western Canada from the seaports of Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver. Experience rural Manitoba and a small community living away from the big city. Feel free to bring your own lunch and lawn games to enjoy during the stopover. You can also request a presentation and tour of the Prime Meridian Trail. Passengers will detrain at the wye with an expert who will walk you through the trail pointing out the various plants and species that have made the trail their home. 

The cost is $20 per person with a minimum of 50 passengers required. 

For an additional cost the volunteers at the Grosse Isle Heritage Site can prepare a fresh lunch with options including but not limited to hotdogs, burgers, pork in a bun, salad, chips and dip, fruit or vegetable platter, hot and cold drinks and dainties. The Heritage Site offers a large sheltered area with seating should you need to rest your legs, shelter or shade.

If you require more information or would like to book a school charter please call our Ticket Office during business hours, 204 832 5259, alternatively you can send an email to

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Railroad information, Prairie Dog Central Railway history, web pages to look at when at school or at home, and fun games too!
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