Train Tickets Now Available!

We now have an online ticketing system for our upcoming train rides. Click on the button below to see what options are available.

Current Restoration Projects

Coming soon!

About the Waterloo Central Railway

Rich in History

Waterloo Central Railway is a heritage railway offering historic passenger train rides between Northfield Drive in Waterloo, the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, Village of St. Jacobs and Town of Elmira. We are proudly operated by the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS), a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization.  All ticket proceeds go toward supporting operations and restoration programs that our volunteers complete at our Restoration and Maintenance Facility in St. Jacobs.

Important Updates

As of October 14, 2021

Steam Locomotive No. 9 is undergoing its ten-year refit and will not be operating in 2021 but will return to service in 2022.

Tickets are now on sale for new day and evening “Santa’s Magical Adventure Trains” this year.  The Polar Express Trains will not be returning this year.

Learn About Our Equipment and Ongoing Projects

Explore Our World

Train Rides

Our trains are back! Please take a look at our Coach and First Class train schedules.

Equipment roster and gallery

Details and photographs of our historic locomotives and railway equipment

Restoration Projects

Check out the ongoing restoration and maintenance projects being undertaken by our volunteers

For the Train Aficionado

Newsletters & Updates

Christmas Trains Now On Sale!