• Our history


  • The railway has been part of St. Thomas since the completion of the London and Port Stanley Railway in 1856 and since then, more than 26 railways have passed through the city. This provided the foundation for the birth of St. Thomas due to the provision of employment and, subsequently, the income to sustain the community.

    Elgin County Railway Museum offers a variety of experiences for visitors. Explore the history of St. Thomas and the railway, get up close to locomotives in our Rolling Stock Gallery, or see the historic rail yards of our region from a bird's eye view through our History in Motion Room. Through field trips, summer programming, and regular tours our programs seek to engage visitors in all things rail related.

  • Exhibits


    • Rolling Stock Gallery

    • Wall of Fame

    • The BX Tower

    • St. Thomas: The Railway City

    • History in Motion

    • Temporary Exhibits

EVENTS


The Elgin County Railway Museum is a 100+ year old industrial railway building, a interesting, unique and beautiful place for events of all kinds!

  • 28

    Mar, 2024

  • Bunny & Brew

    225 Wellington Street

    March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Start your long weekend right and hop into the Easter spirit with a twist at ‘Bunny & Brews’ – the ultimate

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  • 22

    May, 2024

  • The Pfeffer Derby 2024

    225 Wellington Street

    May 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Our Place Respite Inc. is proud to announce the return of The Pfeffer Derby! This years theme is “Going Loco with

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  • 26

    May, 2024

  • St. Thomas Model Train Show & Sale

    225 Wellington Street

    May 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    ST. THOMAS MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE Sunday, May 26th, 2024 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At the Elgin County Railway

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We acknowledge that the Elgin County Railway Museum is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, and Chonnonton Nations. These lands are connected with the McKee Treaty of 1790 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. They remain home to diverse Indigenous Peoples today, whose histories, languages, and cultures we honour and respect.