Museums, Heritage & History >> Fort Erie Railway Museum

The 6218 train is displayed in this image

 

   Fort Erie Railway Museum

 

   Address:

 

   400 Central Avenue

   (N. of Gilmore Road)
   Fort Erie, Ontario

 

   Get directions

 

   Contact Number:

   905-894-5322

Picture of Historic Train

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours: Opening for the season May 19. Open daily from Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend, 9 am to 5 pm

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.

Exhibits:

  • 6218 Steam Engine
  • Local Railroading Exhibits
  • The Romance and the Reality
  • Tourist and Excursion Lines in Fort Erie


For information on the history of these buildings, please click the links provided below