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Toronto Railway Museum

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Address: 255 Bremner Blvd Unit 15, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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A good collection of railway equipment

The outside has a steam engine and two diesels as well as other vintage railway cars which is free to the public. You can also go into the small museum for five dollars and look... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dave D
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside has a steam engine and two diesels as well as other vintage railway cars which is free to the public. You can also go into the small museum for five dollars and look at a great collection of railway paintings and artifacts. There is also a diesel simulator that you can drive. It is a good activity to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Previous reviewers are right in the this museum can be visited in 15 minutes. That said, if you have a kiddo plan on 30m minimum. Just a great stop right outside the Tower and team Whistle to spend some time. I would not make a separate trip here but if you are down there already then this is a perfect... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The inside part of the museum is small but has a good collection of memorabilia and pictures and videos about railways in Canada. There is also an old carriage and loco. Outside there are several vehicles which unfortunately for the museum are to the front of the museum. I do encourage you to go in and pay for the museum... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is quite a fun little place. It is only five dollars and the money goes back into the museum. There are not many exhibits inside but I would recommend popping in. The engines outside are great to see.

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The trouble is if you can remember actually riding on this or that model of train you know you are getting old! This is a cool place that the newer generations might enjoy as well.

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Even though it was closed when we got there, the kids were still able to climb on the engine and the caboose . They also had fun walking the tracks for the miniature train and pretended to be a train.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Just $5 each gets you into quite a small museum run by volunteers and enthusiasts. They move the trains around from time to time ( although we missed this by 1/2 hour ) and there is a little train ride around the site available too, but didn't try it. There is the chance to learn to drive a train (... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Although this centrally located railway museum opens from Wednesday to Sunday between 1200 and 1700, I was here too early on a Saturday to see the complete collection. However the 32 stand locomotive roundhouse that once serviced steam locomotives hauling 75 Canadian Pacific trains a day was an impressive sight, just across Bremner Boulevard from the CN Tower. Diesel locomotive... More 

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Thank Victorianlad
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Its a treat lovers to the train lovers. The toy train is such a major attraction that even adults become kids. Loved every moment of my visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Funky little place downtown Toronto . One of their attraction is ride on the mini train around the park we loved it so much we went twice . Grate place for someone who has interest of old trims and for postcard lovers little gift shop is offering fantastic selection of train postcards.

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