• 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!

  • 04

    Aug, 2023

  • Comedy Night

    225 Wellington Street

    August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Elgin County Railway Museum & CASO Station are pleased to bring you yet another wonderful night of comedy! The bar will

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  • 26

    Aug, 2023

  • Whisky, Wine & Chocolate

    225 Wellington Street

    August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Join us at ECRM for a classy night of tasting and music! Open your senses as experts guide you through rich

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  • 03

    Sep, 2023

  • Season Finale!

    225 Wellington Street

    September 3 - September 4

    Join us as we say goodbye to summer and close our doors for the Winter season. Enjoy a weekend full of

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  • 01

    Dec, 2023

  • Holidays at ECRM

    225 Wellington Street

    December 1 - December 23

    Coming December 2023! We’re opening our doors for the holiday season for the first time ever! Experience Elgin County Railway Museum

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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.