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!

Vans (Cabooses)

Cabooses, or vans as they’re known in most of Canada, were required on the rear of most freight trains until the 1990s. They provided crew accommodation, as well as a place to observe the train for defects or irregularities en route, and to have crew members in place to protect the rear of the train while stopped.

Looking to Use Our Equipment?

Media & Film

Waterloo Central Railway has been used in film and television production, music videos and other creative work. Our heritage trains and unique countryside offer picturesque and flexible opportunities for on-location photography and film production in rural and urban settings.

Available locomotives, equipment, and train consists include steam and diesel power, passenger, freight, and mixed trains.