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WINNIPEG


aka: The Peg - The Windy City - Windy - Winnie - Winterpeg

In the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

Story and Photos
by
LEE A. WOOD

Pictures in, and about, the Windy City

(Photo of nose cone art.)
WESTERN CANADA
AVIATION MUSEUM

APPROACHING WINNIPEG FROM THE WEST

Unlike the TCH (Trans Canada Highway) in Regina, which becomes part of the `Ring Road', the TCH, after entering Winnipeg, continues East through the center of the city.
Not a good route for through trucks, or other traffic, not needing, or wanting, to stop for anything.
Winnipeg does have a ring road that truly rings the city. It is called the `Perimeter Highway' and is far from the maddening crowds, completely ringing the city, with lots of room for city expansion within the ring.

(Winnipeg, Man. - 4 lane highway, fields of green.)
APPROACHING WINNIPEG - EASTBOUND
(Winnipeg, Man. - 4 lane highway, fields of green.)
THE SUBURB OF `HEADINGLEY'
(Winnipeg, Man. - 4 lane highway, fields of green.)
THE TWO MAIN TRUCKSTOPS, HUSKY & SHELL, ARE IN HEADINGLEY
(Winnipeg, Man. - 4 lane highway, fields of green - concrete overpass.)
THE TCH PASSES UNDER THE PERIMETER HIGHWAY

The TCH THROUGH WINNIPEG

From East to West, or vice versa, one travels on the TCH disguised as Portage Ave. and Fermor Ave.

Maps of Winnipeg (Courtesy of City of Winnipeg)

Entering the city from the East the TCH, after passing under the Perimeter Hwy., is called Portage Ave. and will take you into the heart of the city.

In downtown you have to switch to; Main St., St. Mary's Rd., St. Anne's Rd., and then Fermor Ave. which will become the TCH after it passes under the Perimeter Hwy. on the Eastern edge of the city.

All in all, with low bridges over head, in the downtown area, it is a route best avoided by large vehicles.

The Perimeter Highway is a complete ring around the exterior of the city.

Traffic to, and from, Lake Manitoba, and the North, leaves and enters the Perimeter Hwy. on Hwy. 6, in the North Western corner of Winnipeg.

VIEWS FROM THE PERIMETER HIGHWAY

APPROACHING WINNIPEG FROM THE EAST

(Winnipeg, Man. - Field of green - skyscrapers in distance.)
THE CENTRAL CORE OF WINNIPEG IS HIGHLIGHTED BY THE SUN
(Winnipeg, Man. - snowy freeway.)
THE TCH GOES THROUGH THE CENTRAL CORE OF WINNIPEG

WESTERN CANADA AVIATION MUSEUM


Hangar T-2
958 Ferry Rd.
Winnipeg, MB.
Open - 7 days/week
(204) 786-5503
info@wcam.mb.ca

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - Interior, framed, doorway.)
ENTRANCE FROM THE LOBBY TO THE MAIN HANGAR

Stuck in Winnipeg for a weekend I was wondering what to do and I came across something telling me about a museum of airplanes at the airport.

It has taken me a long time to put this page together because I took so many photos.

The hardest part of the job is deciding which pictures not to publish on my web page.

I would like to publish them all but there just isn't room.

The museum is housed in an old hangar which helps add nostalgia to the fine collection.

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - large plane nose doors open.)
BRISTOL FREIGHTER (CF-WAE)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - interior of large plane.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - side of airplane.)
FOKKER SUPER UNIVERSAL
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - front of airplane.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about Fokker.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - small airplane.)
BEECH MUSKETEER
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - airplane.)
FAIRCHILD SUPER 71
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about airplane.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - rocket on stand.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - rocket on stand.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about airplane.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - glider hanging from ceiling.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about Vickers.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - large  airplane.)
VICKERS VISCOUNT 700 SERIES
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - engine, mannequin of air hostess, turbo prop engine.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - schematic of turbo prop engine.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - close up of turbo prop engine.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign saying thanks to Air Canada .)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - airplane.)
De HAVILLAND TIGER MOTH
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about .)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - airplane hanging from ceiling.)
BIG BELLANCA
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about airplane.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - airplane.)
YALE N. A. 64
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about airplane.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - desk and radio system.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about radio display.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - mannequin in ladies uniform.)
LADIES IN SERVICE
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - metal doors.)
SPECIALTY AIR CRAFT

SPECIALTY AIR CRAFT

This gallery is a separate room at the back of the main hangar.

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - model plane in a model hangar.)

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - interior of an air balloon basket.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - an air balloon basket.)
HOT AIR BALLOON DONATED BY REMAX
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - an airplane.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about of a grand opening with the queen.)
WCAM OPENED BY HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - seaplane hanging from ceiling.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - seaplane hanging from ceiling.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - sign telling about a Vickers.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - remains of a wooden seaplane.)
CF-MAG, BUILT IN 1929, WAS BURNED IN 1937
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - pictures of restoration.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - replicated seaplane.)
VICKERS VEDETTE (CF-MAG)

As you enter the museum, to the left of the lobby is a small door that leads to a small hallway; elevator, stairs, washrooms.

The stairs, &/or the elevator, will take you up to; an observation room, a children's play area, and the NOSE room.

One entrance takes you to the lounge and Skyways.

FLIGHT DECK

An observation lounge.

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - model airplanes hanging over tables.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - tables, people sitting looking out window.)

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - low clouds rain, empty runways.)
ON A RAINY DAY, ONLY A FEW ENTHUSIASTS WATCH THE PLANES ON THE RUNWAY WHILE MY CAMERA IS REFLECTED IN THE WINDOW
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - hallway with painted floor to look like a runway.)
AN INDOOR RUNWAY, IDEAL FOR LAUNCHING PAPER AIRPLANES, LEADS TO `SKYWAYS'

SKYWAYS

A Children's play area.

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - landing gear framing doorway to children's play area.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - SKYWAYS painted on wall of hallway.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - airport control tower for children.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - nose of plane with emergency slide for children.)

The other entrance takes you to the Nose Room.

ON THE NOSE

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - large nose art of near naked lady.)
A COLLECTION OF NOSE ART

(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - interior of room.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - nose art on wall.)
SOME OF THE NOSE ART ARE REPRODUCTIONS
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - interior of room.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - display case with bombs.)
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - nose art on wall.)
SOME OF THESE ARE ACTUAL PIECES OF METAL
FROM THE FUSELAGE OF THE ORIGINAL PLANE
(Winnipeg, Man. Western Canada Air Museum - flying helmet, air mask.)

NOSE ART

(Western Canada Air Museum - small pic. of Eagle carrying bags of mail.)
R.C.A.F.
MAIL SQUADRON
(Western Canada Air Museum - small pic. of squirrel in flying helmet.)
#2 AIR
COMMAND
(Western Canada Air Museum - small pic. of a naked lady.)
STAR-EYED
SUE
(Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra - small pic. of a wasp.)
WASP
(Western Canada Air Museum - small pic. of Snow White.)
SNOWHITE
(Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra - small pic. of bear holding lightning bolt.)
R.N.Z.A.F.

Click on the little picture to see a larger picture and the story behind it.
(Western Canada Air Museum - small pic. of panther holding lightning bolt.)
WILDCAT
WILLIE
(Western Canada Air Museum - small pic. of cat with sword.)
FLYING
LANCERS
(Western Canada Air Museum - small pic. of braying donkey.)
LAUGHING
JACKASS
(Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra - small pic. of pin up girl.)
TAKE YER TIME
I'M EASY
(Western Canada Air Museum - small pic. of Ally-oop.)
ALLY-OOP
(Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra - small pic. of near naked lady.)
DAISY MAE

IN, AND ABOUT, WINNIPEG

PORTAGE AVE. (TCH) - WEST BOUND

(Winnipeg, Man. View along Portage Ave. - busy street.)
DEER LODGE PLC.
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Portage Ave. - busy street.)
MANDEVILLE ST.
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Portage Ave. - park beside street.)
ASSINIBOINE NORTH PARK
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Portage Ave. - park beside street.)
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Portage Ave. - busy street.)
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Portage Ave. - busy street.)
ST. CHARLES ST.

MAIN ST. - NORTH BOUND

(Winnipeg, Man. View along Main St. - snowy rail yard.)
CPR RAIL YARD
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Main St. - snowy street - looking down from overpass on houses .)
COMING UP - SUTHERLAND AVE.
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Main St. - snowy street and old houses.)
CATHEDRAL AVE.
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Main St. - snowy street and old houses.)
HARTFORD AVE.
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Main St. - snowy street and stores.)
LEILA AVE.
(Winnipeg, Man. View along Main St. - snowy street and trees.)
BENN AVE.

PERIMETER HWY. - WEST BOUND

(Winnipeg, Man. View from freeway - snowy field and railway crossing freeway.)
NEAR HOLLAND RD.
(Winnipeg, Man. View from freeway - snowy field and freeway.)
(Winnipeg, Man. View from freeway - snowy field and highway overpass.)
HWY. 90 S. (BROOKSIDE BLVD.) & HWY 7 N. (STONEWALL)
(Winnipeg, Man. View from freeway - snowy field and farm equipment dealer.)
LARSON'S?
(Winnipeg, Man. View from freeway - snowy field and grain silos)
(Winnipeg, Man. View from freeway - snowy field and grandstand.)
`ASSINIBOIA DOWNS' GRANDSTAND

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