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Fort Erie Railway Museum

Fort Erie Railway Museum

400 Central Avenue
(N. of Gilmore Road)
Fort Erie, Ontario

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Picture of Historic Train

Hours: Closed for the season

The outdoor, static exhibits are accessible year round.

Select Railway gift shop items are now available at the Historical Museum. Visit the gift shop page for more information. 

Canadian National Railway steam engine 6218 is the cornerstone artifact of the Fort Erie Railway Museum. Built in 1942, and newly repaired in 2018, 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.


  • 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