Wednesday, September 6, 2017

All Aboard As We Check Out The Toronto Railway Museum – Media Coverage


Last week we spent the day in Toronto. We started out at the CNE and before we finished the day at the Blue Jays game, we stopped for a tour of the Toronto Railway Museum.  This museum lets you step back in time while being in the heart of the attraction area of Toronto.  Situated across from Ripley’s Aquarium and steps from the CN TOWER and Rogers Centre, the Toronto Railway Museum is a must do for those visiting the area.  We were lucky enough to be given a behind the scenes tour of the museum to share with our readers!  See why we think your family will enjoy visiting this museum and you too might get nostalgic for a simpler time.

Back to The Past


The Toronto Railway Museum packs a lot into their space! Their displays give you a rich sense of history by looking everywhere from the walls to the display cases and for those who are longtime residents of Kitchener Waterloo you will recognize the name NCR on this ticket register!

 


After checking out the museum pieces Diane headed to the train conductor simulator. Diane’s uncle drove trains so it must run in the family!

After the indoor tour, we headed outside to learn about the locomotives.

Making the Rounds at The Roundhouse


You may not know this but the Toronto Railway Museum is a working Roundhouse! While the trains don’t really leave the railway yard, they do use the roundhouse tracks to move the trains around.  Each of the trains we explored had their own story and were in the process of being restored to their original glory.  We learned about the history of each train and where in ran when it was in operation.  The tour was educational and it was so fun to climb aboard all the train cars. To see all the pictures we took, click the image below.

Who knew that the switches could be an experience all on their own?!?!?

Switching gears literally @ The #toronto #RailwayMuseum

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GO Transit Celebrates 50 Years of GO Trains


This year marks the 50th Anniversary of GO TRANSIT. To commemorate this occasion GO has an original train car on display at the Toronto Railway Museum this year. 
 
We felt like we travelled through time as we boarded this train car.  We couldn’t get over how roomy it was!

 

The Mini Train Provides Maximum Enjoyment


After hopping on and off trains it was time to tour the railway yard by train, mini train that is.  Take a look at how fun this leisurely trip around the area is.

The final destination of our mini train ride was the gift shop!  How fun is this conductor hat I got? Perhaps I should be a train conductor this Halloween?!?!

Plan Your Trip to The Toronto Railway Museum


Please note that this tourist attraction is weather dependent for some areas (IE mini train) of the train yard, and the museum’s hours of operation change by season.  Also remember this was a special behind the scenes tour so you may not be able to explore all the trains the way we did.

May – June (weather and track permitting)
Sat. – Sun.
12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m
Mid-June – Labour Day Weekend
Daily
12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m
September – October (weather and track permitting)
Sat. – Sun.
12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m

Admission to the museum is $5.00 for those 14 and older, and $3.00 for children under 14. The Miniature Train ride tickets are a separate fee and are $3.50 for those 14 and older, and $2.50 for children under 14.

For more information about the Toronto Railway Museum visit these links





Have you been to the Toronto Railway Museum or do you plan to visit it soon? Let us know how you enjoyed it!

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