The Coming of the Railroad

Thanks to the railway, the early years of Didsbury saw a great increase in the number of settlers, and consequently, businesses sprang up. Members with the Mountain View Model Railroad Club are enthusiastic about keeping the story of the railroad and the settling of the west alive for everyone who visits the Didsbury Museum.

The folks with the Railroad Club are happy to show visitors the Outdoor Garden Train in operation. Talk to club members about the building of the original railroad and share in the way of life that still celebrates our country’s heritage and history.

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