The health and safety of our ECRM community is of the utmost importance to us, and as such we are taking steps to prevent the risks and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Measures page for information on expectations of visitors wishing to visit the museum, and what our staff are doing to ensure the health & safety of our community.

  • 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


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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

  • 13

    Aug, 2022

  • Comedy Night with Jeff Leeson

    750 Talbot Street

    August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Elgin County Railway Museum is pleased to bring Canadian comedian Jeff Leeson to St. Thomas! Jeff Leeson is a Nationally touring

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  • 25

    Sep, 2022

  • Railway City Road Races

    225 Wellington Street

    September 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Glass Canada Railway City Road Races are back live for September 25th, 2022 at the Elgin Railway Museum in St.

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