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.
Rolling Stock Gallery
Wall of Fame
The BX Tower
St. Thomas: The Railway City
History in Motion
Exhibits & Displays
The Elgin County Railway Museum collection comprises a wide variety of railway artifacts dedicated to fulfilling our mission.
The Elgin County Railway Museum is a 100+ year old industrial railway building, a interesting, unique and beautiful place for events of all kinds!
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.