Bringing History to Life!

Waterloo Central Railway

At Waterloo Central Railway, you’ll experience a historic passenger train ride that starts at Northfield Drive in Waterloo, and travels to the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, Village of St. Jacobs and Town of Elmira. We offer exciting experiences for family fun, a girls day out, or something unique to do as a couple or with a group of friends.

Travel in heritage passenger coaches pulled behind either steam or diesel locomotives. Enjoy leisurely rides on select dates that the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market is open from May to October. Experience themed train events including THE POLAR EXPRESS™, Great Train Robbery, Santa and Christmas Trains, Trick or Treat Train, The Sugar Bush Breakfast Tour, Waterloo Country Mennonite Farm Tours and more!

We are proudly operated by the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS), a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization. We are operated by a very talented team of volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of heritage railway equipment. All ticket proceeds go towards supporting restoration programs that are ultimately used for the education and enjoyment of our guests.

The health and safety of our volunteers, staff and passengers is our highest priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and will announce the resumption of our operations and launch of our 2020 train rides based on the recommendations of Public Health officials. We are still able to arrange charters and production locations for future events. Until then, stay home and stay safe. We’ll see you again soon on the rails. 

Fun for Families, Friends, Groups and More!

Featured Train Experiences

Historic Steam Locomotive No. 9

Steam Excursions!

Experience history as you ride behind the historic steam locomotive No. 9, the only operating steam locomotive in Ontario and only one in Canada that’s east of Winnipeg!

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