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Fort Erie Railway Museum

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Address: 400 Central Avenue | L2A 2L4, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

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Great place for young children

There are a couple of rail cars to climb on and explore. There is a railway station that can be explored also. It might be interesting for older children and adults. There is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Peggy J
Fort Erie, Canada
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Fort Erie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a couple of rail cars to climb on and explore. There is a railway station that can be explored also. It might be interesting for older children and adults. There is old equipment that was used at the time to look at. It is not huge so it will only take an hour or two to explore.

Thank Peggy J
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a museum of the past. There used to be a train station here with spores, but all that is left is a train with a wagon, the house of the one taking care of trains and the train station. I was able to enter the locomotive that used a coal machine. Its wheels were humongous! They were the... More 

Thank Robby G C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Fort Erie Historical Railroad Museum might be small, but don't be fooled by it's size. This little museum packs in a huge assortment of Railroad memorabilia from the Old Steam Engine days. Come and take a look at the Old 6218. One of the larger Steam engines on display. This museum also holds a dear place in my heart,... More 

Thank Rayomand M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lots of information we enjoyed looking at the train and going into station and looking at the history of Fort Erie and Crystal Beach.

Thank Sarah W
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This museum consists of a locomotive train and a carriage which you can board to see the inside. There is also a station where they include a few archival photographs, an old telephone and some other antiquities. It's great for a few pictures next to the train and train station but really there isn't much to see so you'll be... More 

Thank Roadster8
Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This small museum offers a great deal of history about railway transportation, particularly in the Fort Erie area. This area supported at least two "lines" I was totally unaware of. The museum "office" is in a unique, compact and very narrow railway station that originally served as the Fort Erie terminus of the International Railway Bridge. For reasons unexplained, it... More 

Thank Wayne B
Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

One of the more interesting places to see in Fort Erie. There's not much to see in downtown Fort Erie, this nicely preserved train station and train display is not far from downtown Fort Erie, and worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank Philosophyguru
Pickering, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This museum is located in a small park area in fort erie, not far from the u.s. border. It consists of a enormous 4-10-4 steam locomotive that was in use until 1973 and a caboose with its original fixtures. There are also a couple of old station buildings transplanted from other places, one of which serves as the gift shop.... More 

Thank JHinnecke
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

We stopped at this little museum and were pleasantly surprised we could get onto the train to take a look inside. The kids loved that! The location also has the train stop that used to be in operation in Ridgeway, helping preserve local history. The gift shop has some neat souveniers. Adjacent to the museum is a wonderful, spacious green... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This is an interesting spot. Kids would enjoy climbing into the steam engine. Things to learn for adults also. Photos, displays, objects. Admission is by donation. Park setting is also nice.

Thank JER154984

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