On the TrainEnjoy the Journey!
Ride in a living piece of history!
Our equipment was either built in 1923 or in 1950:
- Experience train travel like a 1920s first-class passengers in Midway Coach 1437.
- See how a vacationer in the 1950s might have traveled in Coach 5504 or Coach 3216.
What to Expect
Food & Drink
You may bring your own food and drink aboard. There’s also drinks and snacks available on the train. Please tidy your seats and deposit all garbage in the proper receptacles upon departure.
We have a snack bar on board where you can purchase snacks and drinks to enjoy while experiencing the train.
Washrooms are available on board.
We can accommodate strollers. For the safety of our passengers and crew, all strollers must be collapsed for storage. Children may not ride in strollers while on board.
Alcohol on Board
Alcohol is permitted on the train for your event or party with the proper permits and licensing in hand. We do not permit that you bring your own alcoholic beverages onto our train. If you are interested in having alcohol as a part of your event or party on the train, please contact us.
No Wheelchair Accessibility
The train is not wheelchair accessible. There are several steps from the platform level to the car corridor. The first bank of seats is approximately 10 feet from the doorway. Our volunteers are on hand to assist with passenger boarding. We can accommodate most mobility aids provided they are collapsible. We cannot accommodate motorized wheelchairs.
No smoking is allowed in any vehicle or in any building on our property, for the protection of our equipment, and in accordance with local bylaws and provincial legislation.
This is a seated activity with blocks of 4 seats facing each other and due to seat constrictions and very close quarters in our historical trains we would not recommend that pets be brought onboard. If you have a service dog we ask that you sit across from another person in your party so as not to constrict other passenger seating space and that you make the safety crew aware upon your arrival.
If you plan on hosting an event or party aboard our trains, Waterloo Central Railway now offers catering services. We can provide you with a great meal to enjoy during your ride on the rails! Our catering services are offered additionally at our Stationary Venue. There will be a variety of catering options available to you and your guests. You also have the option to completely customize your catered meal through our catering services. See below for details.
Enjoy a selection of Hors d’oeuvres or a personalized reception service.
Railway Platter Service
Choose from a selection of delicious platters for your group. All platters are for 25 people unless otherwise stated.
Railcar Served Dinner
Your guests can enjoy a delicious 4 course meal with coffee service aboard the train.
Start your group experience with a welcome reception at the Railway. Enjoy delicious food and drinks throughout the event – on and off the rails!
For more information and details, or to book catering for your Waterloo Central Railway event or party, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Train Ride Experiences
Extra fun on the rails!