canadian tourist trains.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by bigsteel, May 7, 2008.

  1. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    my family is probably going to be heading to canada this summer and was wondering ( I was wondering :rolleyes: ) what kind of tourist trains are in southern canada (preferably steam) within driving distance of michigan? we'll be in michigan for a stay and then head up to the north for MY little vacation as i havent been on a train in some time.--josh
  2. galt904

    galt904 Member

  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I haven't been here for a while, but they have a short out-and-back run (no turnaround) in vintage heavyweight cars.
    South Simcoe Railway

    There's also the Halton Radial Railway, although obviously, no steam there. ;)

    Both are probably a bit of a stretch if you want to return to Michigan the same day, though.

  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    thanks for the help guys,ill be sure to check these sites all out when i get for getting back to michigan,im not sure if my family would want to stay overnight or not.ill ask.thanks.--josh
  5. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    My wife and I took the steam train excursion close to Ottawa.
    We enjoyed it very much. They couldn't find a running steam engine in Canada so they had to import one from ... Sweden.
    Here is the link:
    H.C.W. Steam Train - Bienvenue

  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    No links, but a couple of hours north of Toronto is the Huntsville and Lake of Bays narrow gauge.
    The Algoma Central (now CNR) runs an excursion north from Sault Ste Marie, but that's a day's drive from Detroit and diesel anyway.
    (are you heading for Detroit or some other area?)
    There are all sorts of regular passenger trains; commuter trains from Toronto; there's the run up to James Bay and the 4 day run to Vancouver. :thumb:
  7. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    There are 3 special excursions ( not steam , it's a GP9 engine ) on july 13, august 17 and september 14 from Montreal to exporail ( Canadian railroad museum ) in Dilson .
    The website is in French, bur if you call the employees are bilingual.
    Express du musée

  8. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    for the question,my family is headed to detroit,my grandmother is there and thought it wouldbe nice to spend a week or so there.ill keep checking these places out.thanks.--josh
  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    A C&O modeller should check out St Thomas, just south of London. They lost their steam engine to Waterloo, but the railway museum may be open. They have had structural problems.) (My grandfather worked there for the Pere Marquette)
  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    thanks david,that may have to be a stop up north (along with the train ride :mrgreen:)--josh

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