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Halton County Radial Railway, Milton

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The Halton County Radial Railway is a working museum of electric streetcars, other railway vehicles, trolleybusses and buses. It is operated by the Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association (OERHA). It is focused primarily on the history of the Toronto Transit Commission and its predecessor, the Toronto Transportation Commission (TTC), with a collection including PCC, and Peter Witt cars, earlier streetcars and Gloucester series and Montreal-built subway cars.The museum is open to the public, with rides on many of its vehicles. It is located between the villages of Rockwood and Campbellville in Milton, Ontario, Canada, along part of the Toronto Suburban Railway’s former right-of-way. The tracks conform to TTC’s gauge of, 60mm wider than. Vehicles from other systems must be altered to accommodate the tracks, and cars intended for third-rail power must be reconfigured for use with overhead wire. In 1889, electric railway service on routes radiating from Toronto, Ontario began. An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected at the Halton County Radial Railway Museum by the province to commemorate the Radial Railways' role in Ontario's heritage. Museum Peter Witt streetcars can be seen in the 2005 film Cinderella Man on the streets of Toronto to give it a 1930s New York City appearance.
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  • Great time , festive atmosphere, lights , .you get to ride the trolleys through the bush with lots to see.  more »
  • A fun place to take the kids if they are train buffs. they have a train you can do a short ride on and a bunch of cars around the place and a cute gift shop.  more »
  • We spent about 2 hours here for the Saturday night Halloween train. It's a fun and unique tram ride and haunted house experience plus a bonus science show. We took our 8 year old and her 10 year old c...  more »
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  • Takes you back in time to see old street cars and electric trains. Take a ride on an old street car. A few movies were filmed here. Decent price ice-cream stand. Good place to take kids out for a day.
  • A lot of fun to ride the train and the museum is quite interesting! Loved seeing the old Subway and Streetcar wagons. Plus they have a little ice-cream cafe at the end of the train ride! Very cute!
  • Great family fun riding antique street car through a scenic forest. It was like a trip back in time. The gardening inside the forest was nicely done, feeling the love there.
  • Fantastic place to go spend a few hours writing various trains and exploring the end barnyard museum definitely check out the Halloween and Christmas events.
  • Was there 3 years ago when our son was just over a year old. Yesterday we went back and it's still a great place. Learned more as they've added more cars to their tour shed. My son enjoyed it and I think we'll be back again for their Halloween and Christmas special events. Great place for kids to learn about rail cars and take a lazy ride through the woods.