COVID-19 Update

While great progress has been made in the Province of Ontario, we all are still facing the continuing impacts of COVID-19. The health and safety of you and your family, our crews, volunteers and staff are our number one priority. While we closely monitor the daily government reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19 there is a substantial difference between being legally able to open our operation under Stage 3 in Ontario and being able to do so safely taking into consideration the previously mentioned concerns. To that end, we will not be offering our regular and special passenger services at this time until it is safe to do so.

Upcoming Events

None at this time.

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.

Learn About Our Equipment and Ongoing Projects

Explore Our World

Train Rides

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended all passenger services until further notice.

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