08/28/17 — We thank all of our patrons, exhibitors and sponsors for making this year’s Trainfest such a success! During our two-day festival, we welcomed over 1,200 visitors to our beautiful museum, immersing each individual into the rich and intriguing history of our region’s railways.
Hope to see you next year!
Saturday August 26 & Sunday August 27, 2017
10 am to 4 pm
There is lots to explore at Trainfest!
Climb inside one of our many cabooses, hop in a boxcar, roar ahead in our Diesel Locomotive or ‘cool down’ in our snowplow. All activities are included with admission!
Take a break from all the activities and purchase a delicious lunch from our BBQ, open 11am until 2pm.
Pre-purchase your tickets at eventbrite
If you pre-purchase your tickets, we will have a table set up just outside the station from 10 am to noon each day. Head to the table and avoid the admission line-up.
Children (4 to 12): $5.00
Children (3 and under): Free
We have limited parking space available at the museum, but, thanks to our neighbours, we have overflow parking located at Cornelia Court. A shuttle bus will be running throughout the day to take you between the museum and Cornelia Court.
|Bruce Leckie||Interactive display O scale display|
|Chris Uhlig||O scale layout|
|Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
||HO scale layout|
|Ian Frost||Canadian Pacific Historical Society|
|Stanley Weedmark||Model steam engines that run on air|
|Liquisilk HD Office Supplies
|Sam McLauchlan||Model trains, books & magazines, and railway memorabilia|
||Author selling book “The First Spike”|
||Photographer selling train prints, calendars, mugs, etc.|
|Michel Belhumeur||Model trains, die cast toys, books, magazines, railway memorabilia|
|Carl Morin/Jackie Ashcroft
||Toy/model trains, books & magazines|
Wooden Whistle Making – Join museum staff in the Kid’s Tent & decorate your own wooden whistle. Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 12pm.
This year we have many train-themed activities as well as entertainment! Activities and performers will be listed shortly. Right beside our Kid’s Tent, our friends at Heritage House Museum will be running old fashion lawn games.
We’re firing up our first generation diesel engine to take you on a ride down the tracks in three of our cabooses on our extended track! Rides are running Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 3 pm.
Join our telegrapher and learn about communications on the railway and how to send messages. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 – 11:30 & 1:30 – 2:30.
Horse-drawn wagon tours
After you have seen everything at the museum, hop on our horse-drawn wagon for a free guided tour of our town’s rich industrial past. Sunday only. Departs at the Church St. gate at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm.
Thank you to our sponsors:
For more information, contact the museum at 613-283-5696 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org