$101K for the 101

Funding Announcement

We are thrilled to announce the $101K for the 101 Campaign is now at $60,000 thanks to the very generous people at Cypress Paving Ltd.!

Our track refurbishment requires a lot of gravel to use as ballast – a LOT of gravel! Cypress Paving Ltd. will be providing the gravel we need and are donating 20% of it. This means big savings for the project and we are so pleased to work with the Williams family and Cypress Paving on getting closer to raising $101K for the 101!

Thank you to Brett Williams and everyone at Cypress Paving Ltd. for your commitment to community and for helping bring the train whistle back to Moose Jaw!

“I know it’s summer when I hear the train whistle.”

Have you ever ridden on a steam-powered train? There’s nothing else like it.

The Short Line 101 is the only place in Saskatchewan where you can experience the sounds, the smells and the feeling of a steam train. The little train, as it is affectionately known, started chugging along the tracks in 1978, providing a unique experience at the WDM Moose Jaw. But the train hasn’t run since 2015.

Even with routine maintenance and annual inspections, the track needs extensive repairs so visitors can enjoy rides for many years to come. We need your help.

You can bring that history back to life. You can bring the whistle back to Moose Jaw – with your donation today to help raise $101K for the 101!

Click the Donate Now button above to make your secure gift.

Together, we can get the little train at the WDM back on track.

Funds raised will be used to build a proper roadbed to support the track and to reengineer it so the train has a smooth ride. We’ll repair rail, replace ties and fix switches. We will also build a shelter for the Vulcan locomotive, spruce up the route with landscaping and grow our training program, so people can learn how to be steam locomotive engineers. Thank you for your support.

Media Release announcing $101K for the 101 “Back on Track” Campaign (PDF)