Railway Museum - Elgin County

5700 Steam EngineThe railway has been a part of St. Thomas since 1856 with the completion of the London and Port Stanley Railway.  Since then a total of 26 railways have passed through town making St. Thomas what is now known as the 'Railway Capital of Canada'.

The Elgin County Railway Museum was created in 1988 as a registered non-profit charity for the purpose of preserving and restoring the railway heritage of St. Thomas and surrounding area.  Our knowledgeable base of volunteers are dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the railway which put St. Thomas on the map.

Our extensive collection includes some real gems including an electric interurban, a Pullman Sleeper and even a Jordan Spreader and more precious pieces of Canada's railway history.

Even our home is part of history; we are located in the 1913 former Michigan Central Railroad Locomotive Shops next to the Canada Southern Railway which was built in 1872 as a shortcut through Canada from Chicago to New York.

We look forward to welcoming you to our collection!

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