Steam Trains

Special Steam Train Excursion Days


Watching Steam Locomotive No. 9 roll into the station is truly history brought to life! No. 9 is the only regularly operating steam locomotive Ontario and only one east of Winnipeg. You can ride behind this historic marvel on long weekends and other special occasions throughout the year. Watching No. 9 in full operation is truly a memorable experience the whole family will love.

Market Train Steam Schedule

On the regular Market Train Steam Days only the second and third departures from the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market may be pulled by steam locomotive No.9. The first departure of the day will be pulled by one of our historic diesel locomotives. Please keep in mind No. 9 is 97 years old and in the event of any unforeseen mechanical issues, the train will be pulled by a diesel locomotive. Refunds will not be issued due to locomotive changes.

$19.99 per adult

$14.99 per child

Above price available online only. Walk-up price is $21.99/adult and $16.99/child.
All prices plus tax and fees.

Holidays Only

Special Steam Train Excursion Schedule

Departures at 11:00AM & 1:30PM SHARP from the St. Jacobs Village Station.

Canada Day Wednesday, July 1  (cancelled)
Civic Holiday Monday, August 3 (cancelled)
Labour Day Monday, September 7 (cancelled)
Thanksgiving Monday, October 12 (cancelled)


Special Steam Excursions will include a Run Past which is a unique opportunity to get off the train and photograph or video No. 9 as it passes you by. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment please see below for our Run Past Rules.


  1. Please obey all instructions from the train crew.
  2. Everyone must stay on the dirt road alongside the tracks as directed
  3. Do not go onto the grass in between the road and the tracks, or into the field. We must respect our neighbours’ crops.
  4. Children are parents’ responsibility, please keep ahold of them.
  5. Sandals, flip-flops and open-toed shoes are not permitted: Those wearing sandals, flip flops or open-toed shoes will be asked to stay on the train during the “Run Past”

If these rules are broken, we reserve the right to call off the “Run Past”

The train leaves SHARP at its scheduled departure time. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated, and no refunds will be issued.

$24.99 per person

Above price available online only. Walk-up price is $26.99/person.
All prices plus tax and fees.

For more information regarding train amenities, parking, and other items, please visit our FAQ page.