Ontario Train Related Museums, Activities, etc.

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Last Update: Friday, March 22, 2019.
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Museums
 
Place Name Details
Chatham Chatham Railway Museum 2 McLean Street
(in the Queen - William - McLean Streets triangle, just north of the VIA Rail Station)
  • Dedicated to railway history and local history.
  • Interactive displays, a railway model, pictures, reference books, and railway artifacts.
  • Kids' activity corner with a hands-on railway set, books, puzzles, and more toys.
  • Located in a retired CNR baggage car.

  • Hours: 9-4:30 Tuesday through Friday, and 10-3 on Saturdays.
    Usually from May or mid-June to about the last Saturday in August (August 27 in 2011).
    Fare: Free but donations are accepted.
    Info: 519-352-3097
    Or: www.facebook.com/pages/Chatham-Railroad-Museum-CRMS/195849387130379
    Map: gisweb.chatham-kent.ca/onpoint/servlet/onpoint?DEFAULTSKIN=advanced&LINK=true&PROJECT=general&MAPTAB=General&ENVELOPE=true&MINX=402817.427693878&MAXX=403088.838306122&MINY=4694571.247&MAXY=4694712.727
    Or: wikimapia.org/10726496/Chatham-Railway-Museum
    If using Google Maps, search for "2 St. Patrick Street" until they add McLean Street to their maps.
    St. Thomas Elgin County Railway Museum See St. Thomas Station and Elgin County Railway Museum below.
    Saint-Constant
    (Delson)
    Exporail 110 Saint-Pierre Street, Saint-Constant, Quebec J5A 1G7
    (South shore of Montreal, not far outside Ontario)
  • The largest railway museum in Canada, one of the most important in the world.
  • Discover the evolution of railways.
  • Climb aboard some vehicles and go into observation pit under two steam locomotives.
  • Outside site facilities include Discovery Trail and Hays and Barrington Stations.
  • Ride on miniature railway.
  • Model train room.
  • Permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Theme days (August 20-21 2016 10-5 and 10-4 "A Great Passion for Model Trains").
  • Owned and operated by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association.

  • Schedule: Depends on time of year.
    Fare (2015): Adults $18, Over 65 $15, Students 13-17 $11, Children 4-12 $9, Toddlers 0-3 free, Family (2 adults and 2 children 4-12) $48.
          CRHA Members and Friends of the Museum free.
          Yearly membership is twice the daily rate.
          Taxes extra.
    Info: www.exporail.org 450-632-2410
    Or: info@exporail.org
    CRHA membership includes exporail admission, Canadian Rail Magazine, CRHA Communications newsletter, Exporail News, 10% discount on gift shop and archive purchases.
    Friend of the Museum includes that plus $50 charitable tax donation recipt, invitations to special events and exhibitions, extra 5% discount on purchases.
    Keswick Georgina Pioneer Village
    and Archives
    26557 Civic Centre Road L4P 3G1
    (From the south, take highway 404 to its end, left on county road 8, right on 8A / Baseline Road, left on Civic Centre Road, past "The ROC", right at next entrance by "Welcome" sign.)
  • Railway:
          - 1920/21 Sutton Railway Station (third station)
          - TH&B Caboose (repainted as CNR) - needs indoor repairs, available for a new home
          - Toronto & York Radial Railway Shelters
  • Other:
          - 1996 Welcome Centre (built for museum), 1927 Gatehouse (Willow Beach sleeping cabin), late 1800s Jackson's Point Bandstand (rebuilt 1984), 1880s Free Methodist Church, circa 1875 Smallwood Log Cabin, circa 1930 Quilter's Cabin (Jackson's Point sleeping quarters), typical Blacksmith Shop (built for museum 1979), Sedore Barn (built for museum, used as wood shop), 1871 Mann House, Roche's Point Deer Park Drive Post Office (also used as community hall and shoemaker's shop), Trapper's Cabin (built for museum in typical 1820s style), 1857 Noble House, 1890s Cedar Brae Schoolhouse, 1920s Baldwin General Store.
    Fare: Donation. Free parking.
    Info: georginapioneervillage.ca 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
    Or: curator@georgina.ca
    Or: Facebook.com/georginapioneervillage
    Or: @GeorginaHistory
  • Hamilton Hamilton Museum of
    Steam and Technology
    900 Woodward Avenue
    Check www.ghls.ca for dates, May to October, open 11-4
    See Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers below.
    Fare: Free on GHLS days.
    Info: www.ghls.ca
    Or: 905-546-4797
    Or: Russ Milland trainz@cogeco.ca 289-362-0575
    Kinmount Kinmount Historical Model Railway Preserved Kinmount CNR Station
  • Reenactment of the CNR Haliburton branch from Kinmount to Haliburton.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

  • Schedule in 2013 (check before travelling):
        10 to 3 every Saturday between Victoria Day and Thanksgiving Day,
        noon to 3 on the Sundays of Victoria Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day weekends,
        and noon to 3 on Canada Day.
    Fare: Free but donations very much appreciated. Parking free.
    Info: www.kinmountrailwaymuseum.com
    Or: www.railwaypages.com/index.php?tmp=2&id=40
    Or: kinmountrailway@gmail.ca

    Komoka Komoka Museum 133 Queen Street
    June, July and August: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 9-4
    September to May: Saturday 9-12
    Fare: Paid admission
    Volunteer meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month 7:30 pm.
    Info: Komoka Rail Museum www.komokarailmuseum.ca
    Or: station-master@komokarailmuseum.ca
    Or: 133 Queen Street, PO Box 22, Komoka, Ontario N0L 1R0 519-657-1912
    Kenora Lake of the Woods Railroad Museum 805 Lakeview Drive
  • Educational interactive safe learning experience for both young and old.
  • Static displays.
  • Books, artifacts, videos, safety displays.
  • Operator's room with bay window, keyboards from Kenora and Keewatin stations, order board.
  • User friendly model railroad:
        CPR from the Lakehead through Kenora, with Kenora, Keewatin and Lake Louise stations, prairie scene, Stoney Creek bridge, Morant's Curve and Spiral Tunnels.
  • Ex-CP Rail railroad equipment:
        - CP Rail #8120 DRS 12 diesel road switcher, used for swwitching paper mills.
        - CP Rail #437473 caboose with stove, oven oil pails, beds, utensils and other artifacts.
  • "Countess of Dufferin", "Royal Hudson" and "The Canadian" murals.

  • Fare: ?
    Info: PO Box 832, 805 Lakeview Drive, Kenora, ON P9N 4B5 807-468-7245 (RAIL)
    Brighton Memory Junction Museum 60 Maplewood Street, Brighton ON K0K 1H0
    (Mailing address: Ralph and Eugenia Bangay, 96 Young Street, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0
      Or: 60 Maplewood Street, PO Box 294, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0)
    CLOSED, but except for the engine the outdoor equipment may still there.
  • Located in former 1850s GTW station and other buildings and equipment, beside the CN and CP tracks.
    This is one of only nine original stations of the original 32 built by the Grand Trunk Railroad in 1857, the first rail line from Toronto to Montreal.
  • Steam engine #670, built 1906 for Grand Trunk Railway, later CNR #2534.   The steam engine has been sold and moved.
  • 1913 CPR 30' outside braced box car.
  • 1929 CNR wood caboose.
  • CPR caboose.
  • Railway maintenance cars - speeders, jiggers, 1898 velocipede.
  • Other equipment.
  • Many railway artifacts.
  • Many Brighton area artifacts.
  • Telegraph and cable office in station.
  • 1880 hops barn.
  • Railway maintenance shed.
  • Souvenir shop.
  • Near Presqu'ile Provincial Park (with lighthouse) and other area attractions.
  • School classes and groups always welcome.

  • Info: Ralph and Eugenia Bangay re.bangay@sympatico.ca 616-475-0379
    Or: www.memoryjunction.netfirms.com
    Or: brightonrailwaymuseum.homestead.com/
    Or: northumberlandtourism.com/en/about/brighton.asp (with photo)
    Or: http://brighton.ca/museumsandheritagec146.php
    Fort Erie Niagara Railway Museum Located in the former Canadian National Railway diesel shop, 21 Warren Street, Fort Erie.
    Not currently open to the public, except specific open house dates (see www.eol.ca/~ianmc/shows).
    Displays and promotes the railway heritage of Niagara at various events, including their annual Niagara Falls Model Railway Show held on the last Sunday in October, and the Niagara Falls Canada Day celebration.
    Formerly the Niagara Falls Railway Museum.
    2019 Schedule:
  • May 11-12: Opening Weekend.
  • June 15 - September 28: Open Saturdays 10-2.
  • July 6-7: Open House weekend.
  • September 7-8 10-4: 4th Annual Rail Days:
          Steam, diesel and electric locomotives, other railway equipment and artifacts.
          Night photo shoot ? (2018)
          ONR Railway Historical Society.
          Model railway layouts.
          Model railway vendors.
          Fare: $5 per person? (2018)
  • October 27: Niagara Model Railway Show, 7 Park Avenue, St. Catharines.

  • Info: www.nfrm.ca
    Or: Niagara Railway Museum info@nmrm.ca
    Or: NRM, 6251 Burdette Drive, Niagara Falls ON L2E 5H4 905-357-6539
    Capreol "The NORM"

    Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre

    Home of the 6077
    26 Bloor Street, Capreol P0M 1H0, 705-858-5050
    The NORM is:
  • A tribute to pioneers who worked the rails and settlers who opened the Sudbury region.
  • A record of the railroad's impact on early settlements.
  • A nostalgic look at Northern Ontario heritage.
  • Heritage accounts pf the area mines, lumber companies and railroads.
  • A source of genealogical records and information.
  • A growing resource for reference materials.

  • Step back in time and:
  • Climb into the cab of a steam locomotive and imagine speeding down the track.
  • Imagine life in a box car house or going to school on wheels on a remote siding.
  • Enter a wooden caboose to see the work and living quarters of a conductor and brakeman.
  • Marvel at hard work done by early pioneers using rustic implements.
  • Relax and enjoy refreshments in the quaint tea room in the 1916 residence of the railway superintendent.

  • Ask about museum membership.
    Schedule: June/July/August 10-4 every day (last tour starts at 3), September-May by appointment.
    Fare: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children $3, 3 and under free.
             Groups (10 or more) $4 per person.
    Info: www.NorthernOntarioRailroadMuseum.ca
    Or: normhc@vianet.ca
    Also Twitter and Facebook.
    Ottawa Canada Science and Technology Museum 1867 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, Ontario
    Otterville
    Township
    of Norwich
    Grand Trunk Railway Museum Otterville, Norwich County, Ontario
    There's also an operational 1845 grist mill in Otterville.
    Schedule: ?
    Fare: ?
    Info: www.norwich.ca/Visitors/Heritage 519-468-2410
    Maps: www.norwich.ca/Residents/Maps
    Palmerston Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum 166 William Street
    Schedule: July and August: 9-5 Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday).
    (Other times available by arrangement.)
    Fare: ?
    Info: www.palmerstonrailwaymuseum.ca/   The web site is now registered to an anonymous compamy in Singapore.
    Or: Palmerston Railway Museum palmrailroad@wightman.ca 519-343-4014 or 519-343-3435
    Or: 166 William Street, Palmerston ON N0G 2P0 519-343-4014
    August 10-12 2012: 100th anniversary of longest pedestrian bridge: www.palmerstonpedestrianbridge.com/#!events/cno0
    Map: www.palmerstonrailwaymuseum.ca/map.html
    Kingston Pump House Steam Museum 23 Ontario Street
  • Kingston's first water pumping station.
  • Steam powered water pumps using original Victorian technology.
  • Engineerium with temporary exhibitions and an interior view of the original steam boilers.
            In 2013: "I Am Water", "Canada's Waterscapes" and "People of the Pump House".
  • Model Trains: Multilevel O scale, and HO set from The Friendly Giant.
  • Tails from the Rails: In 2013: Fridays from July 5 to August 30 10-11 am.
  • In 2013: The Phoebe 1914 steam launch.
  • In 2013: Art exhibitions.

  • Schedule: See info. Open April to November in 2014.
    Fare: See info.
    Info: www.steammuseum.ca
    Or: Pump House Steam Museum phsmuseum@cityofkingston.ca 613-544-PUMP (7867)
    Or: Twitter: twitter.com/PumpMuseum
    Or: Facebook: facebook.com/pumphousemuseum
    Smiths Falls Smiths Falls
    Railway Museum
    of Eastern Ontario
    See Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario below.
    Smiths Falls Railway Museum
    of Eastern Ontario
    90 William Street, PO Box 962, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5A5, 613-283-5696
    (Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario until 2009)
  • Smiths Falls CPR station
          Waiting room with paintings, photographs and displays
          Operators Bay with working telegraph equipment
  • Nolans Flagstop Station.
  • CNRs 1912 Steam Locomotive #1112.
  • CPs 1957 Diesel 6591.
  • 1947 CP Cadillac Inspection Car.
  • Wickham Track Cars.
  • Dental Car used in Northern Ontario to service remote communities.
  • Cabooses, one in excellent condition.
  • Automobile Box Cars.
  • Over 10,000 artifacts (not all on display).
  • Online Albums: public.fotki.com/elliottd/sfrmeo/ .
  • Nearby: Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge (privately owned, not by the museum) over the Rideau Canal, built by the Canadian Northern Railway.
  • Special events including train rides and staying in a caboose (see web site).

  • Regular Fare: Adults $5+tax, Seniors $4+tax, Students $4+tax, Children 4-11 $3+tax; Children Under 4 Free.
    Info: www.rmeo.org/         (www.rmeo.org not www.rmeo.ca as previously listed)
    Or: rmeo_info@whereelse.ca
    Review: Toronto Railway Historical Association 7/09/2010 news http://www.trha.ca/news.html
    Preserving the CPR Smiths Falls 100' Turntable: public.fotki.com/elliottd/sfrmeo/site-plan-/ public.fotki.com/elliottd/sfrmeo/fill-for-future-tra/
    St. Thomas St. Thomas Station
    and
    Elgin County Railway Museum
    St. Thomas Station, 750 Talbot Street
    and Elgin County Railway Museum, 225 Wellington Street
  • Over 3500 of the museum's artifacts are catalogued at inmagic.elgincounty.on.ca/museum

  • Schedule: Victoria Day to Labour Day: 10am-4pm Tuesdays to Sundays, closed Mondays.
          Labour Day to Victoria Day: 12-4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays.
    Info: Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Hours & Events"
    Or: Elgin County Railway Museum Facebook www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=105455959489815&v=wall
    Or: Elgin County Railway Museum promotions@ecrm5700.org 519-631-4873
    Or: museum 519-637-6284
    Or: Video of CNR 5700 (5703) K-5-a Hudson 4-6-4 steam locomotive on display inside the Michigan Central Locomotive Shop www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdF7k2QdCp4
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)

    Tilsonburg Station Arts Centre
    Great Western Railway Station
    Lake Erie and Pacific Station
    and Changing Exhibit Gallery
    41 Bridge Street West N4G 5P2
    Schedule: Monday-Friday 9-4, Saturday May-September 9-4, October-April 9-2.
    Fare: ?
    Info: www.stationarts.ca
    Or: office@stationarts.ca 519-842-6151
    Toronto The Toronto Railway Historical Association

    Toronto Railway Heritage Centre
    Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Boulvard M5V 3M9
    (just southeast of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, just east of Rees Street)
  • An exhibition of historic railway equipment.
  • Restored 1929 Canadian Pacific Railway John Street Roundhouse.
  • Operational 120-foot long turntable.
  • Restored 1896 CPR Don Station.
  • Fully restored 1896 Grand Trunk Railway Cabin D interlocking tower.
  • Visit in the engineer's cab of Canadian National Railways steam locomotive No. 6213.
  • Computer simulated cab ride in an actual diesel locomotive.
  • Historic tours of the roundhouse area.
  • Self-guided tours through Roundhouse Park.
  • Interpretive exhibitions in the buildings.
  • Toronto Railway Heritage Centre Miniature Railway.

  • Info: www.trha.ca
    and www.trha.ca/savethemuseum/
    Schedule: www.trha.ca/about.html
          The park and miniature railway have been open every weekend for the past several summers and Wednesday-Sunday from July to September in 2011 with the miniature railway during the week.
    In 2012 the season started with Doors Open, and will run Wednesday-Sunday through the week with the Temporary Exhibitions in Stall 17 and the Miniature Railway operating daily, and other exhibits (Don Station, Cabin D, CNR 6213, etc) opening as staffing from volunteers allows.
    Closed in winter, but some of the outdoor exhibits can be viewed.
    Fare: Miniature Railway Rides are $3 for adults and $2 for children, and there will be a charge for the Stall 17 Exhibition.
    See Toronto Railway Heritage Centre Miniature Railway below.


    Displays
     
    Place Name Details
    Sarnia Bullet Nosed Betty 6069 Centennial Park near railway station and tunnel
    Fenced in coal fired CNR 4-8-2 Mountain Class used between Montreal and Sarnia. Built by MLW in 1944.
    Others in that class are 6060 in western Canada (Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions Line) and 6077 in Capreol in northern Ontario (see Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in the Museums section above).
    Formerly in Bayview Park, Point Edward.
    Being restored to allow tour of cab. Target date is July 1, 2019 Canada Day.
    Info: www.sarniahistoricalsociety.com/story/restoring-betty-locomotive-6069/
    and: www.theobserver.ca/2018/07/02/steam-train-tours-planned
    and: Google "6069" then scroll to "Images for 6069" on the second page (the location could change).
    To volunteer or donate: engine6069@sympatico.ca


    Tours
     
    Place Name Details
    Toronto Toronto Transit Commision

    TTC Facilities Tours
    The TTC hosts informational tours of their various vehicle maintenance centres and facilities that are not normally accessible to the general public.
    Preregistration is required:
    Send an email to: publictours@ttc.ca,
    with your name, address, date of birth, a contact phone number and the location or event that you would like see.
    You should get a reply within 24 - 48 hours.
    Space is limited, so register quickly.
    Registration Requirements: Name, date of birth, address and telephone number.
    Photo ID required at tour sign-in.
    Safety Requirements: CSA approved safety shoes, no shorts, no pets allowed, no exceptions.
  • Example: Tour 6 - Harvey Shop Tour:
        See streetcars being repaired at the Harvey Shop.
        TTC staff will guide you through the shop explaining what the various highly skilled trades such as welders, tool and die makers, blacksmiths and millwrights do. One of the only two working blacksmith shops in Canada is located here.
    * Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 10 am
    * Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 10 am
    * Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 10 am
    1138 Bathurst Street - Meet by the Security gatehouse.
    How to get there by transit: From the Bloor-Danforth line, get off at Bathurst Station and take a Bathurst 7 bus north to Hillcrest complex.
    Fare: $15 per adult, $5 per child age 12 or under (cash only at the door).
    Space is limited to 20 people.
    Duration: 1-1/2 hours.
  • Example: Greenwood Subway Yard:
    * Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 10 am
  • Example: Greenwood Subway Car House:
        See subway cars jacked up on hoists without their traction motors on. Learn the dangers of the 600 Volt Electrified third rail.

  • Info: www3.ttc.ca/TTC_Business/TTC_Tours/Locations.jsp

    Tourist Railways
     
    Place Name Details
    Orangeville and
    Credit Valley
    Credit Valley Explorer Most departures are from Orangeville station, some from Inglewood General Store.
    (Orangeville station, 49 Townline Road:
    From Highway 10, take Highway 9 (Broadway) west to the first traffic light (Town Line Road) and turn left. Follow the road around the curve and up the hill about 1 km. Turn left into the station parking lot just before the tracks.)
    (Inglewood General Store:
    Inglewood is located on McLaughlin Road, just north of Old Base Line Road. From Highway 10, turn west onto Old Base Line Road (Peel Road 12), then right on McLaughlin Road. Park in the arena parking lot on your right before crossing the railway tracks. The General Store is one block north of the arena.)
  • Southern Ontario's Most Scenic Rail Tour!
  • Dinner, brunch and scenic tours through the Forks of the Credit and the hills of headwaters.
  • Operates over the tracks of the Orangeville Brampton Railway, shared with freight trains.
  • Station is accessible.
  • Santa trains, February snow trains.
  • Advance reservations are required for all tours.

  • Fall 2012:
  • Sunday Brunch Tours:
        Glass of mimosa, a casual fresh four course Sunday brunch, travel through the Forks of the Credit and Hills of Headwaters.
  • Autumn Scenic Tours: Throughout September and October with a variety of departure times and onboard services. Complimentary refreshments.
  • Thanksgiving Monday: Hot turkey lunch.
  • Tickets for Orangeville Brampton Railway's annual Santa Train specials available at www.santatrain.ca

  • Info and reservations: www.creditvalleyexplorer.com 1-888-346-0046
    Or: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsY1yt_HDz4
    Guelph
    Campbellville
    Destiny Tours

    Guelph Junction Express
    The last trip was August 13, 2011.
    The passenger cars have been sold to York-Durham Heritage Railway.
    See news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/738975
    and www.guelphtribune.ca/printarticle/226876
    Halton County Halton County Radial Railway Schedule:
  • July and August: Daily
  • May, June, September and October: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
  • Monday to Friday 11-4:30
  • weekends and holidays 11-5
  • Last ride leaves half hour before closing
  • 4 barns of cars, Rockwood Station, Meadowvale Station, gift shop and cafe.

  • Fare: Paid admission.
    Info: www.hcry.org
    Or: streetcar@hcry.org

    Or: Halton County Radial Railway, Milton   519-856-9802
    Haliburton The Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway Society

    Muskoka Heritage Place

    Portage Flyer
    TH&LBRS operates "The Portage Flyer" at Muskoka Heritage Place.
    Muskoka Heritage Place, 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 1R1
    Telephone: 705-789-7576, Fax: 705-789-6169
  • The track follows the Muskoka River from Brunel Road north to Fairy Lake then east along the shore.
  • Muskoka Heritage Place also includes 2 museums and 18 authentic pioneer buildings.
  • The railway has at least one GE 26-Tonner #3 and two 0-4-0T steam engines.
  • In 2011, the first steam day was July 1st.

  • Fare and Schedule: www.muskokaheritageplace.org/info.html
    Info: www.portageflyer.org
    Or: www.muskokaheritageplace.org/train.html
    Or: Ron Gostlin (Manager) ron.gostlin@huntsville.ca
    TH&LBRS Membership: 26 Centre Street North, Huntsville ON P1H 1X4
    Engine photo: www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=367229
    Port Elgin Port Elgin and North Shore Port Elgin waterfront
  • 2' narrow-gauge Replica of an 1836 American Steam Engine.
  • 15 minute route along one mile of track from the Port Elgin waterfront to the North Shore Park.
  • View of Lake Huron and Port Elgin Harbour.
  • At one time, the only scheduled steam train in Ontario.

  • Fare and Schedule: See www.portelginrailroad.com/index/train.html
    Info: www.portelginrailroad.com/
    Or: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Elgin_and_North_Shore_Railroad
    Or: http://members.fortunecity.com/stolzenfels/pens.html
    Or: www.ask.com/wiki/Port_Elgin_and_North_Shore_Railroad
    Or: wikimapia.org/15698702/North-Shore-Park
    Port Stanley Port Stanley Terminal Rail 309 Bridge Street, Port Stanley, Ontario N5L 1C5
  • Many special events - murder mysteries, Santa Train, etc.

  • Fare: Call 519-782-3730 or 1-877-244-4478
    Reservations not required.
    Info: www.pstr.on.ca
    Or: 519-782-3730 or 1-877-244-4478 (11 am - 4:30 pm)
    Or: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izdm20hdNyQ
    Stoney Creek Puddiecome Farms Train Ride 1468 Hamilton Regional Road 8 L8E 5K9
    Half hour ride around 100 acre farm on open bench seat cars behind pseudo steam locomotive.
    Other activities, including wine tasting.
    Fare: Varies depending on options.
    Info: www.puddicombefarms.com 905-643-1015
    Also see Puddiecome Farms Caboose.
    Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario 90 William Street West
    Train rides about one weekend per month May to December.
    Info: Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario www.rmeo.org 613-283-5696
    Tottenham South Simcoe Railway South Simcoe Railway station in downtown Tottenham, 20 km west of Highway 400 on Highway 9, just 50 minutes north of Toronto.
  • Steam engine 136 is running again. See www.simcoe.com/news/article/1059588--historic-steam-engine-back-on-the-rails for story and two photos.

  • Fare: See www.southsimcoerailway.ca/rides.htm
    Schedule: See www.southsimcoerailway.ca/rides.htm
    Info: www.southsimcoerailway.ca/
    Uxbridge
    Stouffville
    Goodwood
    York Durham Heritage Railway Former CNR Uxbridge Station, 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge
    (about 300 meters from the downtown business district, just north of Brock Street West and west of Toronto Street where King Street, Spruce Street and Railway Street meet. 45 minutes northeast of Toronto.
  • 2-3 operating vintage Alco locomotives.
  • Railway merchandise.
  • Special events.
  • Day out With Thomas August 9-11 and 16-18 2019.
  • Railfan days with:
    - 3 hour train rides with photo run-bys.
    - Free draws for cab rides.
    - Caboose rides.
  • Between Uxbridge and Stouffville stations.
  • During Doors Open Markham Village and Unionville stations.
  • Lunch and refreshments available.

  • Schedule: See www.ydhr.on.ca/Schedule.html
    Fare: See www.ydhr.on.ca/Schedule.html
    Info: 905-852-3696
    Photo: www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=383302&nseq=16
    Waterloo
    St. Jacobs
    Waterloo Central Railway
    (Southern Ontario
    Locomotive Restoration Society)
    Waterloo Station: 10 Father David Bauer Drive
    University of Waterloo Flagstop: Ring Road, University of Waterloo
    St. Jacobs Farmers Market Station: Farmers Market
    St. Jacobs Repair Shop and Station: 50 Isabella Street
    Elmira Station: Erb Street
    Operating since June 2007.
    Steam engine number 9 originally from the Essex Terminal Railway has been repaired and is in use again.
    Schedule: See www.solrs.ca/Waterloo Spur/Waterloo Spur Stations Diag TT.htm
          3 round trip Easter Bunny Trains Saturday April 23, 2011.
    Fare: $10/$12/$15 when last checked - See waterloocentralrailway.com/category/tickets.
    Info: www.waterloocentralrailway.ca/
    and SOLRS www.solrs.org
    and www.solrs.ca/Restoration%20Shop/Shop.htm
    and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo_Central_Railway
    and www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESk2eoKLtBA
    and www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmvCTEPWTZk
    (The WCR uses some of the same track as the earlier Waterloo-St. Jacobs Railway.)
    and groups.yahoo.com/group/CAORM-TC/links/Steam_or_Diesel_Excursions_001370528836/
    While in Waterloo you might want to visit St. Jacobs and Aberfoyle Model Railway.


    Miniature Railways
     
    Place Name Details
    Toronto Centre Island
    Centreville Amusement Park
    Centreville Train
    Centre Island
  • Miniature railway.

  • Info: www.enjoyontario.ca/centreville/
    Or: www.centreisland.ca/rides-and-attractions.aspx#
    Hamilton Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers

    Hamilton Museum of
    Steam and Technology

    Public Steaming Days
    900 Woodward Avenue
    Check www.ghls.ca for dates, May to October.
  • FREE rides for train fans of all ages.
  • See and ride behind real (large scale model) coal burning steam locomotives.
  • 1200 feet of elevated dual gauge 4.75"/3.5" track with transfer table and steaming bays.
  • 1400 feet of ground level 7.25" gauge with turntable, loading hoist and steaming bays.
  • Riding cars for all gauges.
  • Station house, car barn and storage shed.
  • Pedestrian bridge crossing both tracks.
  • Efficiency Trials in August.
  • Club memberships open.

  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.www.ghls.ca
    Or: 905-546-4797
    Or: Russ Milland trainz@cogeco.ca 289-362-0575
    Jordan Puddicomb Farms
    Crystal Beach Train
  • In 2009: Ride the miniature train originally at Crystal Beach.

  • Info: aphan.ca/trains.html
    east of
    Aurora
    Richmond Hill Live Steamers 15922 McCowan Road, Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Ride on live steam large scale model trains.

  • Info: richmond-hill-live-steamers.tripod.com/
    Or: Sybil Clothier clothiers@sympatico.ca 905-277-0969
    Toronto The Toronto Railway Historical Association

    Toronto Railway Heritage Centre
    Miniature Railway
    Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Boulvard M5V 3M9
    (just southeast of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, just east of Rees Street)
  • Half-kilometre miniature railway ride through Roundhouse Park.
  • Closed in winter.

  • Info: www.trha.ca
    See Toronto Railway Heritage Centre above.
    Fare: Miniature Railway Rides are $3 for adults and $2 for children.


    Model Railways
     
    Place Name Details
    St. Jacobs St. Jacobs and Aberfoyle
    Model Railway
    East side of King Street at Front Street
    (From The Quarry at 1440 King Street North in St. Jacobs, opposite Front Street, walk east beside The Quarry, past the Scrapping Turtle craft shop to the next building.)
  • Grand Opening was Saturday Oct 19 and Sunday Oct 20, 2013.
  • See an incredible O scale model railway showcasing Southern Ontario during the 1950s.
  • The former Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway was moved to St. Jacobs.

  • Fare: Adult $8, Senior $7, 5 to 17 $5. Parking free.
    Info: www.stjacobs.com/maps-directions
    Or: stjacobsmodelrailway.com/
    Map: www.stjacobs.com/maps-directions
    While in St. Jacobs you may want to visit or ride on Waterloo Central Railway or the free model railway on the top floor of the repurposed mill at 1441 King Street.
    Kingston Kingston Pumphouse 23 Ontario Street K7L 2Y2
  • Stationary steam engines and pumps.
  • Train Room.
  • Trains for Tots.

  • Info: www.kingstonpumphouse.ca/ 613-544-7867


    Businesses
     
    Place Name Details
    Goderich FUTURE Beach Street Station
    Restaurant
    Beachfront
  • NOT OPEN YET?
  • The Goderich CPR station was moved over 3 days in late July 2013 to the lake front to become the future Beach Street Station restaurant.

  • Info: www.goderichsignalstar.com/2013/07/31/cpr-station-is-on-the-move
    Info: london.ctvnews.ca/watch-aerial-footage-of-goderich-train-station-move-1.1392616
    and: www.goderichsignalstar.com/2013/07/19/baby-steps-for-cpr-station-transport
    and: london.ctvnews.ca/photo-galleries/goderich-train-station-moving-1.1374800

    Toronto Junction Craft Brewing Junction Brewery, 90 Cawthra Avenue #101, Toronto 416-766-1616
    (near Keele and St. Clair)
  • Available at Hart House Craft Beer Festival July 31, 2014:
  • Brakeman's Session Ale, Achterbahn Bavarian IPA, Junction Rd Black Lager, Conductor's Craft Ale
  • Also at various times:
  • Stationmaster's Stout, Engineer's IPA, BOCKSCAR Winter Bock, SUPERCHIEF, JUNCTION ROAD Black Lager, TRACKLAYER Kolsch, HOPPERCAR APA, NIGHT TRAIN Dark Ale, GRAND TRUNK Bitter

  • Info: www.http://junctioncraft.com/
    and: www.junctioncraftbrewing.com/jcb/ (includes photo of CNR 6250)
    and: junctioncraftbrewing.blogspot.ca/p/about-junction.html (history and photos of the West Toronto Junction area, station and industries)


    Lodging
     
    Place Name Details
    Blyth Blyth Station House 347 Dinsley Street East, Blyth N0M 1H0, 519-523-9826 or 416-449-6588
  • Originally a railway station for the Grand Trunk Railway, the Blyth Station House was a fully operational railway station for the CNR until 1941. In 1941 the CNR took up the rails to use the iron for the war effort.
    Info: www.bbcanada.com/blythstationhouse
    Or: (by former owner) blythstationhouse.tripod.com/
  • Tavistock Caboose Bed and Breakfast 20 Holley Avenue, PO Box 578, Tavistock N0B 2R0, 519-655-2691 or 1-888-655-2691
  • Originally a boxcar, this was converted to a caboose, then to a bed and breakfast.
    It has had only a few modifications: A double bed in addition to the two fold-down bench seat-beds, a small fridge, electric lighting, a portable heater, AC and a shower in a former closet.
    About 10 minutes from Stratford.

  • Info: www.rudyville.ca
    Or: caboose@rudyville.ca
    Creemore Clearview Station
    and Creemore Caboose
    Bed and Breakfast
    Hosts Ann and Dave Huskinson
    7262 12/13 Sideroad, RR#2, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0
    Directions: North from Creemore to 12/13 Sideroad
    GPS: 17TO57355 and UTM 4908916
  • Loated in quiet country setting overlooking the hills of Creemore. Spectacular 100 mile view.
  • Creemore Caboose Suite.
  • Station Master's Room or Conductor's Room.
  • Railway memorabilia and local railway historical photos in station waiting room.
  • Hearty breakfast choices.
  • Romance Package available.
  • Large colletion of railroadiana.
  • Digital and satelite TV, wireless internet.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Year round hot tub and seasonal pool.
  • Helicopter or plane tour of Georgian Bay available at nearby airport.
  • Long term discounts available.

  • Info: www.creemorecaboose.ca
    Or: www.clearviewstation.com
    Or: www.creemore.caboose.ca
    Or: reservations@clearviewstation.com
    Or: 705-466-2000 or 1-855-KABOOSE
    Stoney Creek Puddiecome Farms Caboose 1468 Hamilton Regional Road 8 L8E 5K9
    Sleep in a caboose.
    Fare: ?
    Info: www.puddicombefarms.com 905-643-1015
    Also see Puddiecome Farms Train Ride.
    Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario 90 William Street West
    Stay overnight in a 1945 CP red or yellow caboose.
    Info: Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario www.rmeo.org 613-283-5696


    Information
     
    Name Details
    The Model Railway Show podcast themodelrailwayshow.com
  • It's not water cooler talk ... It's water tank talk!
  • Join for a fast-paced, thought-provoking model railway podcast, hosted by Jim Martin and Trevor Marshall.
  • It's about twenty minutes of pure hobby entertainment.
  • Inspiring interviews with the folks who inform us, inspire us, and sometimes even amuse us.

  • Fare: Free.
    Interview with John Longhurst: cprailmmsub.blogspot.ca/2012/04/stop-look-and-listen-to-model-railway_2222.html

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