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WATERLOO CENTRAL RAILWAY

Historic Train Rides in Waterloo, ON

WATERLOO CENTRAL RAILWAY

Historic Train Rides in Waterloo, ON

WATERLOO CENTRAL RAILWAY

Historic Train Rides in Waterloo, ON

WATERLOO CENTRAL RAILWAY

Historic Train Rides in Waterloo, ON

WATERLOO CENTRAL RAILWAY

Historic Train Rides in Waterloo, ON

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Celebrate Canada Day with a Heritage Train Ride!

Join us for a memorable Canada Day celebration aboard our heritage train on Sunday June 30! This enchanting journey through the picturesque countryside is the perfect way to honour Canada’s rich history and create lasting memories with your family.

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ABOUT WATERLOO CENTRAL RAILWAY

Bringing History to Life

Waterloo Central Railway is a heritage railway offering historic passenger train rides between Northfield Drive in Waterloo, the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, the 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 to supporting operations and restoration programs that our volunteers complete at our restoration and maintenance facility in St. Jacobs.

TOP-RATED WATERLOO TRAIN EXCURSIONS!

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Family Fun

What a fun day! For my mom's 75th birthday we planned a 'girls day'! We ranged in age from 16-75 and we ALL loved the experience. The train arrived on time and everyone was so friendly. The crew is all volunteers and you can tell, they love what they do and wanted us to enjoy our trip. Fantastic trip all around. Thank you for preserving the rail system!

– Jane | Tripadvisor
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Loved It

I recently attended the Thanksgiving Steam Train Excursion with my family. Our first time ever riding a train! We had a wonderful time on board. We were absolutely mesmerized by the steam locomotive which is apparently one of few in Canada that is actually in working order- WOW! The staff and volunteers were also so friendly and helpful.

– Light Packer | Tripadvisor
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Fantastic

Waterloo Central Railway is a great experience throughout the entire year. They truly go above and beyond to ensure that all guests have a fantastic time. You won't be disappointed in choosing to spend a day or evening whether it is with family or friends. The specialty themed events are a hit too! Be sure to take a train ride if you're in the area!

– James B. | Tripadvisor
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Fun For All Ages

We had a terrific time yesterday, everyone really enjoyed it. A great adventure, lots to explore for the kids, and being able to sit up top and watch the scenery go by was wonderful. There was huge excitement when we went over the train bridge. The kids just loved it! Thanks again to all the volunteers who work hard to make the WCR the best!

– Diane K. | Tripadvisor
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The Perfect Day Trip

Amazing! I was greeted warmly by the volunteer crew when I arrived. There was a snack bar where you could get little snacks and drinks. During the journey, there was someone explaining what was around the area. I'll definitely be back during the summer! Highly recommend to any family with kids, or anyone that wants a tour of the countryside!

– Matt S. | Tripadvisor

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