In the Victorian Era, artists would use hair to create these artworks. Each material used in the piece would be a different family member. Ours is made out of string but is made to replicate those made out of hair.
In the freight shed and waiting room you can find a variety of trunks, these trunks have travelled the world from Europe to Canada and everywhere in between. A rounded top trunk often belonged to wealthy individuals who used it as a symbol of wealth while flat top trunks belonged to middle class.
These kerosene powered signal lamps would be used at night by trains and station agents to signal stop, slow down, and clear. They are six standard colours: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple and "Lunar" White.
This is one of the earliest versions of a copy machine. You would wet a piece of onion paper (similar to tissue paper) and place it on top of a freshly typed document. Once inside the press screw it down, let it sit for a few minutes and you now have a copy.
Orders were attached within this hoop and the pole was then held up to a passing train. The crewman on the passing train would stick out his arm and catch the hoop. After pulling off the order, message, list, or waybill, the hoop was then tossed off the train and the stationmaster, or telegraph operator, would then have to trek along the track to recover the pole and, occasionally, a returned message.
The Train Order Board operated as a stop light for trains, and would hang outside of the station. It would be operated by levers inside the station agent's office. If the board was in a red position it meant stop, yellow meant to slow down and that there was a message to be passed to the train using a train order hoop. Green meant clear, proceed ahead.