The Railway City

St. Thomas is known as the "Railway City" due to the historic significance of the rail on the city's development. Check this board to see how you can still…
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a train track in the middle of an autumn forest
PSTR's Pumpkin Patch & Train Ride
🍁🚂 The perfect autumn adventure awaits you on the PSTR's Pumpkin Patch & Train Ride this weekend! 🎃🌾 . Bring the kiddos down to Port Stanley where they can board the train and take a ride to the pumpkin patch at Whytes Station! 🧡 Don't miss out on this opportunity for some family fun and breathtaking fall views. 🍂👀 . 📸@pstr_tourist_train
an old brick building with snow on the ground and train tracks in front of it
CASO Station in Winter
Our #FriendlyFriday today goes to Aeronoptics and the @casostation! Recently they shared this gem of the beautiful CASO Station taken last winter. If anyone is looking for some incredible aerial photo or video footage, be sure to connect with Aeronoptics.
two people riding bikes down a tree lined road
This #MotivationMonday we want to remind you of all the wonderful hiking and biking trails here in the city!🚲🌻 In St. Thomas we have the Whistlestop Trail, @kettlecreekca's Dalewood Conservation Area and the Dan Patterson Conservation Area, and @transcanadatrail's Great Trail just to name a few. . These trails are a fantastic way to get out and enjoy the sunny weather, view beautiful scenery, and get in some exercise!⁠ . @goldenheartscollective
an old train is on display in a museum with people standing around it and looking at it
This #WhereAreWe Wednesday, we are taking you to the @elgincountyrailwaymuseum! Did you know that they are open for the season? They are open Friday-Sunday from 11am to 4pm🚂 . Make sure to add this to your summer bucket list! It's a great place to stop and see some trains, and learn more about our city's history. . @
a bridge over a dirt road with graffiti on the side and trees lining both sides
For our #MondayMotivation we encourage you to get out and about to explore the city! We have beautiful historic neighbourhoods, magical trails, and much more.✨ . As spring approaches, you can see all the sites St. Thomas has to offer while enjoying the weather (hopefully sunny days)! In this photo, we are in Kettle Creek Village and this bridge is a part of the path to the @elevatedpark!
two people walking past an old brick building
Railway City Central - CASO Station
Today for our #MondayMotivation we are getting out and exploring Railway City Central! 🧭🚶 . This is where the identity of St. Thomas as ‘The Railway City’ was truly forged. The CASO Station was built from 1871-1873, and is one of the most impressive railway buildings in the country, helping to define the area even before St. Thomas became an official city in 1881. . Read more about this unique part of St. Thomas, find some tour maps, historic background and more at the link!
two people standing next to each other in front of many signs on the side of a building
Elgin County Railway Museum - Engagement Photo Shoot
Our #FriendlyFriday today goes to local photographer Hayley from @goldenheartscollective! 😍 We are loving the shots from this engagement photoshoot that took place at the @elgincountyrailwaymuseum. ❤️ . 📷 @goldenheartscollective
a red brick building with the words tourism day in front of it and an image of a train station
Today is #TOURISMDAY!! St. Thomas is a small town that is in the middle of so many big places- but that does not mean we don't have a lot to share! . Railway City Tourism has been operating for about 8 years now, and our mission is to make sure people, both locals and visitors, know about St. Thomas’ one-of-a-kind culture and enjoy all that the city has to offer!✨ . Pictured here is the tourism office and this is where you can find brochures, and a friendly face to help guide you!
an old brick building with many windows and pictures on the side, along with wildflowers
Trail alongside the Elgin County Railway Museum
St. Thomas has many beautiful attractions, so #Wherearewe today? Pictured above is the beautiful trail alongside the Elgin County Railway Museum! This trail connects to CASO Street, Ross Street, and the Whistlestop trail✨ . The @elgincountyrailwaymuseum has been in operation since 1989 and is the perfect place to stop to look at train models and learn more about St. Thomas' history of being "The Railway City"!🚂
an old brick building with a window on the top and bottom corner, in front of a cloudy sky
CASO Station - Heritage Photography
Today for our #MotivationMonday we are encouraging all photographers out there to join in our Arts Crawl 𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗧𝗢 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗡𝗚𝗘! 📷 This photo here of the @casostation by @goldenheartscollective is a perfect shot for the "Heritage" theme! 😍 There are still 2 weeks left to submit up to 4 photos matching our challenge themes and be eligible to win a prize pack valued at $300! 🎇🎉
a little boy that is standing up on some kind of stairs in front of an orange building
Explore Trains at Elgin County Railway Museum
Family Fun Alert for our #MondayMotivation✨! The doors are open again at the Railway Museum! Yes, the @elgincountyrailwaymuseum has reopened and we couldn't be more excited. . So for anyone, big and small, looking to be wowed by this incredible piece of history, we hope you will pop by, take a tour, and a step back in time. 🚂 . 🕰️Open Thursday to Sunday: 10am-4pm . 📸@goldenheartscollective
a man and woman standing on train tracks
Elegance at the Elgin County Railway Museum
#HappyNewYear St. Thomas! Let's tango into 2021. To celebrate, our #FriendlyFriday goes to @jacobmarshphotography⁣ who shot this stunning photo outside the @elgincountyrailwaymuseum. . . 📷 @pointetango @erinscottkafadar @alex_iphoneography
an old brick building sitting on the side of a road next to a tall tree
Caso Station at Sunset
As the sun sets on another year, we are wishing you and your loved ones the best in 2021. 📸 @viewsfromthe519
an old building sitting in the middle of a field with tall grass and weeds around it
@TourRailwayCity posted to Instagram: #WhereAreWe today? We are at the @elgincountyrailwaymuseum! Not only is the museum open for tours - but they are starting up kids programming July 23rd! Contact them today to reserve your spot, as there are limited spaces to ensure safe social distancing. 🚂☎ 519-637- 6284 📸@delilahwiebephoto #YQSstrong #LocalLove #ExploreRailwayCity #stthomasproud #RailwayCityTourism #discoverON #explorecanada #ontsouthwest #st
many wires and other electrical equipment are stacked on top of each other
@TourRailwayCity posted to Instagram: #WhereAreWe today? We are exploring some of the incredible collections at the @elgincountyrailwaymuseum! Did you know that they are re-opening this weekend on June 27th? Definitely a must stop spot for the kids and any heritage buffs out there! 📸 @goldenheartscollective #YQSstrong #LocalLove #ExploreRailwayCity #stthomasproud #RailwayCityTourism #discoverON #explorecanada #ontsouthwest #sttont #stthomasontario #travelontario #loveontario