Group & School Train Charters

Hands-on learning about Canada's railway history!

Group Trip Venue

Duration: 2 hours.

Board & Depart: At the St. Jacobs Market Station.

Route: Round trip from St. Jacobs MARKET – St. Jacobs VILLAGE – ELMIRA and back again!

Schedule: Group Trips take place on our regularly scheduled Day Trains.

Venue Packages

Rent our Stationary Museum Venue + Rolling Train Venue together! Board the train, take your trip, and then return to the museum. Choose one of our pre-planned packages, or Contact Us to personalize your own!

Full catering services are available upon request. Contact food services only after purchase and one week prior to departure with receipt number available via email:

About the Trip

Explore the countryside aboard one of our historic trains and learn about the railway’s important place in Canada’s history. Waterloo Central Railway offers a hands-on learning opportunity inside our St Jacobs Railway Museum, Museum Car and a fresh open-air environment of our train yard, providing you with lasting memories and experiences with over 100 years of Railway history.

Programs are available for special needs groups. Our Railcar Museum and shop are one of kind experiences that will resonate with your group for years to come. Combine this with our Market trains in September and October and/or Early Spring for the most popular of our Train Experiences. We can handle groups of 30 to 60 for tours.

Schedules: These vary by seasons, Market trains run September and October and/or early in the spring bring this experience to the max. We are able to host groups of all ages.

Please include the name of your group or organization, phone number, email address, how many people you expect to participate and several preferred dates to visit.

Our Suggested Packages

Pick and Choose

  • Pick and choose where you would like to begin and end your ride on the train. Have your bus drop you off at one location and pick you up at another stop. The journey on the train will take roughly 1 hour, beginning either at the St. Jacobs Village and ending in Elmira or beginning in Elmira and concluding at the St. Jacobs Village stop, the choice is yours! Dependant on the size of your group, choose between booking your own private railcar or riding alongside the general public. For more information and to learn about a promo code for private railcar bookings, please Contact us. Click here to see the Top 10 Reasons to Visit each stop. Also, check out our new Rolling Museum. Learn about the history of the train while actually riding the train!

3 in 1 Experience

  • Incorporate 3 separate learning experiences into one. First visit St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway to check out the model trains, then make your way to the St. Jacobs Village train stop to check out the steam engines at the museum and finish off with an exciting ride on the train! This package is available starting at the Elmira stop and finishing at the St. Jacobs Village stop or vice versa. Make sure you arrange for drop off and pick up in the appropriate locations, as the drop off and pick up locations will be different. Check out our new Rolling Museum. Learn about the history of the train while actually riding the train!

Rolling Museum Round Trip

  • Check out our NEW Rolling Museum. Take a 2 hour round trip as a group. This is a very unique and educational experience for all. The rolling museum talks to safety. It talks about the history of the train. It talks about the community, vandalism, and it’s impact on the railway. You will learn about the different types of trains that it takes to transport certain products and learn about those products. Take this one of a kind opportunity to learn about the history of the train while actually riding the train!

Themed Train Group Packages

  • Enjoy the freedom of packaging any themed train with a field trip or as a group experience.

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