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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Tourist Railroads and Museums International : Canada : Page 6

Tourist Railroads and Museums International : Canada

Tourist Railroads, Heritage Railways, Railroad Museums and Train Excursions in Canada.

There are 97 links in this category

Nova Scotia - Orangedale Railway Museum
Orangedale, NS - Orangedale Railway Museum, Inverness County, Cape Breton represents a now unique, High Victorian style station built to a standard pattern in 1886 by the Intercolonial Railway Company. The Rankin Family's song "Orangedale Whistle" evokes the spirit of this rural station found four miles (6.4 kilometers) south from Exit 4 off the Trans Canada Highway.

Visitors will see the stationmaster's work place where tickets were sold and parcels and telegrams sent and received. Often telegraph demonstrations are given by the station agent on duty. The Ladies' Waiting Room displays an assortment of railway artefacts including a model of the Grand Narrows (near Iona) Railway Bridge. Original station lamps and a large locomotive bell are housed in the Express/Baggage Room.

The entire second floor was an apartment for the stationmaster and his family. You can see some of the original furniture, period furnishings, railway uniforms, artefacts found when the station platform was replaced and many historic pictures.

Outside is a replica freight shed and a number of pieces of rolling stock from a bygone era including a snowplow, boxcar, wooden caboose, industrial locomotive and speeder. On special days the locomotive and snow plow are operated.

Special events bring life and laughter to the station during the season as railroaders and enthusiasts gather to relive the heyday of the station.

Info: URL: https://www.novascotiarailwayheritage.com/orangedale.htm (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum
Louisbourg, NS - Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum. Experience the coal-hauling times of the Sydney & Louisburg Railway and its marine connections. Words, pictures and artifacts tell the story in and around the 1895 station and engine house. An extensive model of the town's coal-to-ship transfer now occupies the freight shed. A large quilt display and vintage passenger and freight cars are seen here including Nova Scotia's oldest passenger coach, built in 1881. The Louisburg Station on Route 22 is also home to an important Visitor Information Centre.
Info: URL: https://www.novascotiarailwayheritage.com/louisbourg.htm (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Nova Scotia - Tatamagouche Train Station Inn & Railway Dining Car
Tatamagouche, NS - Train Station Inn & Railway Dining Car. Our century old Train Station in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia was restored in the 1980's with furnishings reflecting its railway past. The station itself and its spacious cabooses offer a unique, boutique hotel experience. The Train Station has been restored with three bedrooms, private baths, a parlor, sitting rooms, balcony & kitchenette all in the original Stationmaster's residence on the second floor. On the first floor a railway museum, café & gift shop are in the men's and ladies' waiting rooms as well as the telegraph room

The Dining Car is a first class experience. The car was built in 1928 and was used by CNR. It found its new home in 2001, and since then has been refurbished into a dining car. It is open daily for lunch and dinner, mid May through mid October. Private event bookings and reservations are welcome.

The Cabooses started arriving in 1994 and date from 1911 to 1978. Each of the seven cabooses have been renovated into deluxe accommodations reflecting the age of the railway car. Queen size beds, fireplaces, air-conditioning, TV, WiFi, railway memorabilia and private baths are just some of the amenities in the cabooses.

Info: URL: https://www.tatatrainstation.com/ (Added: 31-Dec-2016)
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Ontario - Algoma Central Tour Train
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - Welcome aboard one of the most popular train tours in North America. This one-day wilderness excursion will transport you 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers and through the awesome granite rock formations and vast mixed forests of the Canadian Shield.
Info: URL: http://www.agawatrain.com/ (Added: 10-Oct-1999)
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Ontario - C. Robert Craig Memorial Library
Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Rail History - Founded in 1994, the Library was established to collect, preserve and make available to the public, materials that document the history of rail transportation in Canada. Materials focusing on the railways surrounding the Ottawa area are of particular interest. The Library has a significant collection of books, magazines, photographs, slides, plans, and archival materials of Ottawa area railway-related organisations. The objective is to provide a comprehensive research base for those seeking information about Canadian railways.
Info: URL: https://www.crcml.org/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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Ontario - Canada Science and Technology Museum
Ottawa, ON - The largest of its kind in Canada, the Canada Science and Technology Museum fulfills its mission through its collection, its permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions, as well as special events, school programs, and workshops.

Extensive collection of railroad rolling stock, including the following steam locmotives:
CNR 247, 0-6-0ST, GTR Point St. Charles #1270, 1894
CNR 40, 4-4-0, Portland Co #233, 1872
CPR 926, D10g 4-6-0 (Angus) #1757, 1911
CPR 1201, G5a 4-6-2 CPR (Angus) #2074, 1944
CPR 2858, H1d 4-6-4 Montreal Locomotive Works #69108, 1938
CNR 6200, U-2-g 4-8-4 Montreal Locomotive Works #69698, 1942
CPR 3100, K1a 4-8-4

Info: URL: https://ingeniumcanada.org/exhibitions/steam (Added: 16-Dec-2016)
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Ontario - Credit Valley Explorer
Orangeville, ON - Take a ride on the Credit Valley Explorer and experience the picturesque beauty of the Hills of Headwaters. The 74-km excursion aboard classic rail cars travels along the Niagara Escarpment on a rail route established over 130 years ago. As you sit back and relax in the climate-controlled environment, the stunning views of rolling hills, deep valleys and trickling creeks will take your breath away. Known as southern Ontario's most scenic rail tour, highlights include the 1,146-foot long trestle bridge spanning the Credit Valley and the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park at Cataract. Enjoy the interpretive commentary on the historical and natural elements of surrounding scenery, while friendly onboard staff serve complimentary refreshments.

Tours run year-round with themed tours available seasonally. Whether you are taking in the stunning fall colours, enjoying a romantic dinner aboard the Twilight train, or admiring the fresh blanket of snow lightly covering the exquisite natural landscape, you are sure to remember your trip on the Credit Valley Explorer Tour Train. Families can enjoy riding the Santa Train in comfortable heated, picture-window coaches, with freshly-baked gingerbread cookies & hot chocolate, live musical entertainment and a visit from Santa!

Info: URL: https://www.creditvalleyrailway.com/ (Added: 17-Dec-2016)
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Ontario - Elgin County Railway Museum
St.Thomas, Ontario - The Elgin County Railway Museum is located in the former Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR) locomotive repair shops, just south of the Canada Southern (CASO) train station. The 55,000 square foot shops building have served as headquarters of the museum since 1988. The building and surrounding 15 acres of railway land were purchased by the museum in 2009. Locomotive, passenger car and railway service vehicle repairs and restorations are performed today. The adjacent CASO station was, and still is, innately tied to the MCRR shops. The CASO station, now owned and operated by the North American Railway Hall of Fame (NARHF) was divisional headquarters for many American railway companies and provided passenger service, while the MCRR shops provided maintenance and repair service for locomotives. Both buildings remain important heritage sites in the heart of the City of St. Thomas. Guided tours of the Elgin County Railway Museum are available year round (see Events & Hours). CASO station tours/rental information are available at the NARHF web site (see Links).
Info: URL: http://ecrm5700.org/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Ontario - Fort Erie Railway Museum
Fort Erie, ON - Canadian National Railway steam engine 6218 is the cornerstone artifact of the Fort Erie Railway Museum. Built in 1948, the 4-8-4 wheel configuration Northern type served well into the 1960s. In its retirement it serves as a reminder of days past when Fort Erie boasted the third-largest rail yard in Canada. As well as a host of artifacts including tools and telegraphic equipment, the original Grand Trunk Railway Station in Ridgeway and the CN B-1 station (used to monitor traffic over the International Railway Bridge) were moved to the railroad museum site and are being preserved. The B-1 serves as office and gift shop. The Ridgeway Station houses the main exhibit area.
Info: URL: https://www.forterie.ca/WebSite/webTOFE.nsf/contentPage.xsp?documentId=A405D1C76C4989A985257DF700837985&action=openDocument (Added: 16-Dec-2016)
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Ontario - Halton County Radial Railway
Milton, Ontario - Founded in 1953, Halton County Radial Railway is Canada's first, and Ontario's only, operating electric railway museum. Situated at Stop 92 on the former right-of-way of the Toronto Suburban Railway, we offer the opportunity to enjoy a trip down memory lane with rides on a variety of restored street cars, radial and work cars, through 2 kilometers of scenic woodlands. Settle back to the creak of the leather seats and the clang of the gong as your car carries you back to a period around the turn of the century.
Info: URL: https://hcry.org/ (Added: 3-Jan-1999)
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