Journey Through Time

Experience a taste of history along with the romance of a bygone era.

Relive History

A wonderful adventure taking in the Mennonite community, the farms and the people.

Share the Excitement

Watch your kids light up with excitement in our Themed Trains!

Experience Waterloo Central Railway

Northfield Drive (Coming Soon) - Farmer's Market Road Stop - Max's Sportsworld (Coming Soon) - Village of St. Jacobs – Elmira
The Waterloo Central Railway runs a recreational passenger train just outside of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, on a historic railway branch between Northfield Drive (2018), Farmer's Market Road Stop, Max's Sportsworld (Coming Soon), the Village of St. Jacobs, and the town of Elmira.

 

 

Enjoy the journey on our regularly-scheduled Day Diesel Trains. Travel through time on our specially-scheduled Steam Locomotive Trains and Theme Trains. Shop at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, visit our Railway Museum in the Village of St. Jacobs, and travel to Elmira to take a tractor ride from the train into the downtown. Charter our Caboose or the entire train and Railway Museum for memorable private events such as birthdays and weddings!

Train Stops

3 Stops to Board and Depart with 2 new stops coming soon!

Farmer's Market Road Stop

330 Farmer’s Market Rd,

Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 4G8

 

GPS: 43.512074, -80.552603

Purchase Tickets: This station accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Debit) or cash.

St. Jacobs Village

50 Isabella Street

St. Jacobs, Ontario, N0B 2N0

 

GPS: 43.538140, -80.556965

  • Railway Museum.
  • Train Restoration Shop.
  • Wheelchair accessible public washrooms.
  • Parking

Purchase Tickets: This station accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Debit) or cash. Tickets are sold at Eco Cafe in St. Jacobs.

Elmira Station

155 Howard Avenue

Elmira, Ontario, N3B 2E2

 

GPS: 43.589369, -80.550786

  • Take a wagon ride from the train to the town!
  • Please wait behind the gate for the train to arrive.
  • If there are no passengers trackside, the train does not wait, so please be prompt.
  • The Station is approximately 1.5km to Downtown Elmira.
  • Parking

Free Shuttle: Enjoy a FREE shuttle from the Station to Downtown Elmira, compliments of the Elmira BIA and Kitchen Kuttings.

Purchase Tickets: Upon boarding; accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Debit) or cash. Tickets are sold at Kitchen Kuttings store in Elmira.

Northfield Drive (COMING SOON)

90 Northfield Drive West

Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 5A6

 

GPS: 43.498000, -80.543663

  • Connection to the LRT.
  • This is a pick up and departure stop only.
  • No Parking

Purchase Tickets:  Buy Tickets online. Tickets are also available for purchase aboard the train if still available.

Max's Sports World (COMING SOON)

800 King Street North

Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 4G8

 

GPS: 43.512896, -80.550772

  • This is a pick up and departure stop only.
  • No Parking

Purchase Tickets: Buy Tickets online. Tickets are also available for purchase aboard the train.

Train Ride Options

3 Kinds of Train Experiences

1. Regularly Scheduled Day Train Rides

The scheduled Day Train runs seasonally on market days between Northfield Drive (Coming Soon) – Farmer’s Market Road Stop – Max’s Sports World (Coming Soon) – Village of St. Jacobs – Elmira.

2017 Season: Thurs. May 4, 2017 – Sat. October 28, 2017

Saturdays: May 6-October 28, 2017
Tuesdays: June 27-August 29, 2017
Thursdays: May 4-August 31, 2017

Departs Farmers’ Market Road Stop: 10:10am, 12:10pm, 2:10pm.

DETAILS. SCHEDULES. FARES.

2. Specially Scheduled Event & Theme Train Rides

 

Our specially scheduled adventure diesel train and steam train rides include Themed Train Experiences with live entertainment, drama and excitement as well as themes such as our Great Train Robbery Trains, Twister Tuesdays, Pumpkin Patch Rides, Halloween Dress Up Rides, Santa Trains and Easter Bunny Trains. Don’t miss these exceptional events!

 

 

3. Private Charter Train & Museum Rentals

Looking for a unique venue for your next big event? Our rolling train venues and stationary museum venues offer the perfect backdrop for events of all kinds, including birthday parties, fundraisers, corporate events, anniversaries, graduations, proms, weddings etc.! Browse our Charter Packages.

Fare Details

  • Purchase Tickets - 3 options:

1. Online - Click "Get Tickets" & choose the day/time for your ride in our Train Ticketing Listings Page—click on Get Tickets.
2. In person on scheduled train days at the St. Jacobs Market Train Station.
3. Upon boarding at the Northfield (Coming Soon!), St. Jacobs Market, Village, Max's Sports World (Coming Soon!), or Elmira stops (where seats are still available).

  • All Prices, by cash or credit card, are plus HST and Service Fees.
  • All tickets include the return trip.
  • Hop-On-Off: at any of the 5 stations (2 of which are coming soon) from the 10:00am and 12:00pm Day trains only. 
  • All riders of the train who have passed their second birthday require an all ages ticket. Riders who have not passed their second birthday do not require a ticket; however, when space is limited, please seat them on your lap.
  • Not wheelchair accessible, however we will help in any way possible to accommodate 
  • (Equipment and schedule subject to change without notice.)

Don't Miss the Adventure!

To ensure there's a seat for you, purchase tickets in advance on our online Ticketing Portal!