Milestone: The TRM and TRHA now have new logos!
The Toronto Railway Museum is pleased to announce that we now have two new logos to share with the world. These logos, as well as our first generation of logos, were designed by Jason Shron of our Toronto Railway Historical Association's Advisory Board, with input from our staff and volunteer community.
The new Toronto Railway Museum logo features a Northern steam locomotive to acknowledge one of our major assets, Canadian National Railways 4-8-4 No. 6213. The logo is also a tribute to the fact that Northerns were operated on premiere passenger trains in the Toronto area by both the CNR and the Canadian Pacific Railway. While CNR owned 203 Northerns, there were only two 4-8-4's on the CPR roster, both of which were based at John Street for 26 years and both of which have been preserved. The script on the logo resembles a traditional railway font and the cluster of maple leaves reflects our Canadian identity.
The new Toronto Railway Historical Association (TRHA) logo features an LRC in a classic VIA Rail livery. The LRC is a uniquely Canadian diesel locomotive, used to power intercity passenger trains in the Toronto area from 1981 to 2001. Following a successful fund raising campaign among our generous members and supporters, the TRHA acquired LRC #6917, one of only two that have been preserved. The locomotive is currently being restored to full operation. This TRHA logo nicely complements the Toronto Railway Museum logo and reinforces the fact that our rich railway history can be both historical and relatively contemporary.
The logo below which we had been using for the Toronto Railway Museum was originally created to feature the John St. Roundhouse itself rather than the museum accounting for our original museum name being in small letters on this logo. You may see continued use of the old logo, especially in Roundhouse Park, but we will be steadily replacing the logos with the new ones.
Posting by Derek Boles; Logos by Jason Shron
Click on each image for a closer look!