The Elgin County Railway Museum depends on the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. You don’t have to be just a train enthusiast to participate. Areas in which you can participate include:

    • Guided tours
    • Museum store
    • Artifacts/collection cataloging
    • Building & grounds maintenance
    • Train maintenance & restoration
    • IT/website
    • Fundraising
    • Special events

High School Students Looking for Volunteer Hours

Interested in earning your volunteer hours at the museum? We’d love your help!

What Would You Do?

    • Interact with visitors on guided tours
    • Gain work experience in the museum store
    • Assist in behind the scenes collections work
    • Help during special events

      Time Commitment


    • Full or half day shifts
    • One mandatory training day

Click to download a Adult-Volunteer-Application.pdf or a Youth-Volunteer-Application.pdf

Contact Sydney Walker with your interest! – sydneyw@ecrm5700.org

Day Out with Thomas

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Becoming a Member

Individual: $30
Family: $40

  • admission to the Elgin County Railway Museum
  • advance notice of upcoming events
  • museum store discounts – 10% off everything (excluding consignment) and 25% off museum logo item
  • invitation to Members Only events
  • newsletter

Membership Terms:

  • All prices include applicable taxes
  • A household membership can include up to two adults and four children under the age of 18 and living at the same address.
  • Members living outside of Canada will not receive the regular postal mailings but may request electronic communications.

For more information on volunteering or becoming a member, please

  • call us at 519-637-6284
  • email us at: thedispatcher@ecrm5700.org
  • write to us at 225 Wellington Street, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 2S6, Canada
  • print or fill out this Volunteer Form online, or Membership Form, then e-mail it to us at thedispatcher@ecrm5700.org

Website Contributions

The Elgin County Railway Museum

would very much like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contribution to this site

  • Christopher Andreae
  • Elgin County Railway Museum Archives
  • David James
  • Ken Jones Jr.
  • Bud Laws
  • Terry Link
  • Ron Lipsett
  • Ontario Hydro Archives
  • John Parsons
  • Craig Hooghiem
  • Ross Black
  • Bruce Pearson
  • Randy Plunkett
  • Keith Sirman
  • Dave Spiegelman
  • Rob Sterne
  • Matthew Stolzenfels
  • Ron Lipsett
  • Brian Switzer
  • Gord Taylor
  • Brian Thompson
  • Jim Semple

The Elgin County Railway Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture. The Foundation receives annually $100 million in government funding generated through Ontario’s charity casino initiative

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.

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