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In the category of museums, we are also including operating railways which bring back the past glories of railways in Canada.
Exporail is owned and managed by the Canadian Railway Historical Association (CRHA) and is considered the national Canadian Railway Museum.
National Museum of Science and Technology
The National Museum of Science and Technology has an impressive collection of the larger Canadian steam locomotives as well as the TTC historical collection.
South Simcoe Railway
The South Simcoe Railway in Tottenham, Ontario operates steam-operated trains throughout the warmer months of the year.
Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Located in Huntsville, Ontario, this operating museum provides the experience of riding on what was one of the the smallest passenger carrying railways in the world.
Halton County Radial Railway Museum
Located near Rockwood, Ontario, this operating traction museum provides the experience of riding on interurbans and streetcars, most of which are from Toronto.
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
Located in Port Stanley, Ontario, this operating museum provides the experience of riding on the trackage of the former London and Port Stanley Railway through a very scenic valley behind small diesel locomotives.
Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society
Located in St. Thomas, Ontario, this operating museum provides the experience of riding behind restored steam locomotives.
Elgin County Railway Museum
Located in the 1913 former Michigan Central Railroad Locomotive Shops next to the Canada Southern Railway, which was built in 1872 as a shortcut through Canada from Chicago to New York, this museum has an extensive collection of locomotives and rolling stock.
Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario
Located in an old Canadian Northern Depot in Smith Falls, Ontario. See steam and diesel locomotives, and check out the many exhibits in the Station building.
Canadian Museum of Rail Travel
Located in Cranbrook, British Columbia, this museum is devoted to the history of passenger travel.
Revelstoke Railway Museum/b>
Located in Revelstoke, B.C.: This museum is in a lovely building nestled beside the CPR yards in Revelstoke. They also operate a commemorative park at Craigellachie, B.C. few miles away where the famed “last spike” ceremony occurred to complete the CPR’s transcontinental railway.
Mimico Station Restoration/b>
Located in Toronto, Ontario: While not a museum, this station is being restored and is only one of four historic stations (Union, North Toronto, Don and Mimico) that have survived in Toronto.
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