The name “Transcona” is an amalgam of Transcontinental and Strathcona.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Located in the center of the country, it was where Canada’s  second railway housed its maintenance shops, in order to service east and west.

Artist: Annie Bergen

It was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific and the National Transcontinental Railway. The project  began in 1908.

Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen

Transcona became an official town in 1912.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Transcona became a suburb of Winnipeg in 1972.

Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen

Although not involved in the project, Lord Strathcona was heavily involved in building the first railway, the CPR. He drove the last spike into the rails in 1885.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Pics taken by Resa – October 26, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Artist:

39 thoughts on “Transcona

    1. Thank you Holly Heart! The Murals of Winnipeg are outstanding. I try to go every 2 or 3 years to catch up. I’m due for a visit in the next year or so. I think I have about 3 or 4 posts left from last time. 💙

        1. Yes, they have some! My niece sent me a couple of pieces, so there must be more! She was only there fora few days. Why? Are you going back there? Take a camera!!!!!

          1. I spent a week at a ski resort there in late July. We had a forty minute drive to Find a restaurant. It was so beautiful. Deer and wildlife just everywhere. It was a one time deal. Next time I will go to Montreal. I have pics of Calgary ,i poster them on my old blog.

  1. Pingback: Here is a reblog from Resa. I am not sure how to get you to her stuff. Try to follow it if you can. I love outdoor wall art and this is prime stuff. Thank you Resa. – My Life on the Chicago # 36 Bus

  2. I love the art and the changing of the times but the wall and its unevenness add another dimension to it. The sky in particular looks gorgeous as a result.

    1. Hey, Ste J, it is fabulous what walls artists will paint on. This is an old, uneven effect plaster wall. It faces the sun, wind and winter. It is peeling quite a bit, and I still love it. Perhaps, even more!

  3. LOL I live here and didn’t know the history of Trashcona..err Transcona. I see this mural more than any other. It’s my view from one of my client’s windows and the only interesting thing to look at when I go out for a smoke (besides all the people stumbling out of that building since it’s a bar). Good times lol 😉

  4. Another great find dear Resa ! The woman in the first photograph looks PLUM worn out 🥥🍌🍒💖🙂 xoxoxo (I couldn’t find a plum emoji 😉 )

    1. Yes, yes, the culture of kindness and color. A beautiful mind sees what you do. Charlie, I adore your 2 new poems. I have just read both, without hesitation. NOW, let’s see where they take me. 😀 x

    1. I’d love to see more Buenos Aires city and its art. 😀 Excited about your next post, and
      have fun with that draft! I’m sure it’s more fun than stitching away at Athena’s crinoline. These Goddesses are high maintenance! ❤ hugs ❤

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