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The Elgin County Railway Museum

225 Wellington St, Saint Thomas, Ontario N5R 2S6, Canada
+1 519-637-6284
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Excellent Free Guided Tour

We had a little difficulty locating the entrance to the museum property. It looks like you're... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Heather G
Ottawa, Canada
A Work in Progress, but still quite interesbe ting

Not to be confused with Railway Museums like Squamish BC, or York England, this exhibit has a long... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Chris D
New Westminster, Canada
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225 Wellington St, Saint Thomas, Ontario N5R 2S6, Canada
+1 519-637-6284
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a little difficulty locating the entrance to the museum property. It looks like you're turning in to an dingy strip mall. Continue beyond the mall and you come to the old railway yards and the building housing the museum. We were surprised, but...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Not to be confused with Railway Museums like Squamish BC, or York England, this exhibit has a long way to go. But, impassioned guides will give you an excellent story on why Saint Thomas was such an important railway hub. A must for local train...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 June 2017

A very good bit of history even though it's a little "work still in progress" - Nice example of the Hudson class loco in the engine shed, along with the two wagons currently in the process of restoration. Really nice model railway layout of the...More

Thank warrior193
Reviewed 26 June 2017

An impressive collection of engines and cars! Our volunteer tour guide , Larry, is very passionate and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure. Great place to visit, what an amazing history of the place. Did you know that St. Thomas railway station used to be as...More

Thank mcgtor
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place to see the wonderful history of St Thomas and it's railways there are lots of thins to see and do an amazing collection of trains and cars in great condition or being refurbished. Right now the roof on this amazing...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great place with lots of potential once they get all their funding in place and the whole museum open. Volunteers do a wonderful job. Love their little model train layout but needs an update after these many years.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I went to the museum years ago when I was a kid and loved every second of it. It's always a kids dream to drive a big caboose and going to the museum really made the whole situation a whole lot more interesting. They have...More

Thank khansen6
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I have not had a chance to visit the Railway museum yet ! But every time I go by it it seems like it is calling me to come in! It looks well kept and I know there will be stories of times gone by...More

Thank lbuchanan2016
Reviewed 5 May 2016

just amazing how much history is here --a must to visit before we lose the story tellers. a special,annual event with Thomas the engine is very popular with children of all ages

Thank _samlamb37
Reviewed 31 October 2015

What an exciting railroad town St. Thomas must have been at the turn of the 20th century. Domestic and International rail lines passing through it from east to west, trunk lines operating north to south, steam locomotives, electric powered rail vehicles, 2 large "round houses"...More

Thank Wayne B
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Evelyn F
6 April 2016|
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The population of St. Thomas, Ontario is over 38, 000 people.