Baggage carts were essential at the hundreds of Canadian Pacific Railway stations. Ours, donated by the Hilland family, originally was used at the Cochrane station. Large enough to transport baggage and commodities to and from trains, they had to be sturdy and practical in all weather conditions. The design of our early 1900's cart had changed little since the 1880's. Its large wide-rimmed wheels using roller bearings, greased steel steering plates and its maneuverable handle, making it amazingly easy to move and turn...once you'd got it going!
To be situated in the Museum garden, this cart is part of our Cochrane Station display, continued in the museum with a scale model of the station itself. The cart has been restored to its original condition and CPR colour by Museum volunteers".
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