In 1980, Heritage Winnipeg acquired Winnipeg Streetcar #356, accepting both ownership and responsibility for its continued preservation.
Following negotiations, the Midwestern Rail Association and Heritage Winnipeg agreed the streetcar would be moved to the Winnipeg Railway Museum – to the train shed at the Via Rail Canada Union Station at Main Street at Broadway Avenue – for restoration. In order for Car 356 to be restored, sufficient funds need top be raised for materials, etc. A five-year plan for the completion of the project was devised by the Streetcar Committee of Heritage Winnipeg. Donations are welcome and extremely helpful for this unique cause.The development of the street railway system greatly influenced the development of our urban landscape and built heritage. Streetcar #356 is the only one of its kind left, and Heritage Winnipeg believes it is important to preserve such an influential piece of our heritage.