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Railway Heritage Partners

Elgin County Museum

The Elgin Historical Society

Welcome to the Elgin County Museum! The Museum opened in its new facility on the fourth floor of the Administration building at 450 Sunset Drive

The Elgin Historical Society can trace its roots to the Elgin Historical & Scientific Institute, founded in 1891. Throughout the years the Society has sought to preserve and promote the history of Elgin County.

The North America Railway Hall of Fame

Welcome to the The North America Railway Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit charitable organization housed in the recently restored Canada Southern Railway Station in St.Thomas, Ontario.

St. Thomas and Area Groups

Port Stanley Terminal Rail

Iron Horse Festival

Port Stanley Terminal Rail is an operating tourist railway. We are located in the beautiful, lakeside village of Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. We have been operating trains safely for over 30 years and look forward to your visit. PSTR is Elgin County's longest running tourist attraction!

All train rides are FREE! Pick up your tickets at the Canada Southern Railway Station on the day of the train ride. First come, first serve! Donations are greatly appreciated and will help support future Iron Horse Festivals and preserving the Canada Southern Railway Station.

St. Thomas Tourism

Railway city Tourism

Relish Elgin

Make your plans to visit St. Thomas Ontario! Use our website as a portal to explore our unique railway heritage, extensive events schedule, and local food and arts culture.

Search upcoming events in St. Thomas & Elgin County ... By Location:
StThomas, Aylmer, PortStanley, WesternElgin (West Elgin, Dutton Dunwich, Southwold), EasternElgin (Malahide, Bayham), Central Elgin & London By Category:
Arts, Business, Community, Entertainment, Food, Fundraiser, Heritage, Lifestyle, Recreation, Youth

City of St Thomas

St Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

With a railway history, one of the province's leading farmers' markets and beautiful scenic parks, St. Thomas has something to offer just about everyone.

We would like to send out a special thank you to the donors, granting agencies, supporter, staff, instructors and volunteer who contribute so much to our operations and the arts community.

London Tourism

Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt Trails

London Tourism at your Service!

Barn quilts honour our quilters and the textile arts. Barn quilts draw attention to the magnificent barns that are fast disappearing. Barn quilts tell stories.

London Children's Museum

Storybook Gardens

Igniting Curiosity Through the Power of Play

Whisk your family away to a magical place in London, Ontario where nursery rhymes and fairytales come to life and adventures begin.

Other Railway Groups

Halton County Radial Railway

Alberta Railway Museum

Come ride the streetcars! Located at 13629 Guelph Line in Milton, Ontario the Halton County Radial Railway (HCRR) is a full-size operating electric railway and museum, featuring historic electric railcars operating on two kilometers of scenic track.


Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Alberta Railway Museum (ARM) is a rustic outdoor display of railway equipment and buildings. The museum replicates a small terminal with station, water tank and shops.

Rocky Mountain Railway Society

Canadian Railroad Historical Association

The Rocky Mountain Rail Society is a registered non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of Canadian National Railway steam locomotive 6060, "The Spirit of Alberta."

Born out of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA), Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum, continues the legacy of the passionate volunteers who made it possible to preserve and enhance Canada's rich railway heritage.

South Simcoe Railway

Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario

You'll travel in restored 1920s coaches over the rails of a century-old branch line that once connected Hamilton with Barrie and Collingwood. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the vintage locomotive as you travel through the rolling countryside.

Completed in the Fall 2014, the Railway Museum’s Sustainability Plan includes a review of the current state of the museum and what actions will be taken over the next five years to achieve self-sustainability.

The Age of Steam Roundhouse

Needing a place to safely store and restore his fleet of railroad old-timers, Jerry acquired 34 acres of farm land located immediately adjacent to the Ohio Central Railroad main line track, and right alongside a road named Smokey Lane.

More St. Thomas Sites

St Thomas Public Library

Canada Southern Railway

Did you know that 2014 is St. Thomas Public Library’s 130th Anniversary?
Imagine that! After digging in our archive, we have a copy of a handwritten bylaw that City Council passed in 1884, stating that a free library would be established January 1885

Thanks to the many people who took the time to take photographs along the Canada Southern division of the New York Central over the years, we can offer this large selection of photos taking us back in time when the CASO was a vibrant fast paced railroad serving Southern Ontario.

Niagara rails

Electric Lines in Ontario

A source of photographs and information about the railways of the Niagara Region, Southern and Southwestern Ontario Since 1995.

Ontario had more interurban and streetcar operations than all other Canadian provinces combined. The majority of these were located in Southern Ontario. I hope you enjoy your visit!

Corporate Railway Sites

Canadian National Railway

Canadian Pacific Railway

Discover the five priorities that drive how we conduct our business every day and support our commitment to be the best railroad in North America.

What used to arrive today now gets there yesterday. We're helping our customers become more competitive and grow their business with faster and more rel​iable transit times.​​​

Rail and Vehicle Safety Resources

Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is dedicated to preventing collisions at railway crossings and railway trespassing incidents in Canada. They believe the key to achieving this goal is public education.

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