Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Ontario  /  Milton  /  Museums  /  Halton County Radial Railway
Halton County Radial Railway, Milton
(4.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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.
Put Halton County Radial Railway and other Rockwood attractions into our Rockwood trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
Source
Create a full Rockwood itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Rockwood

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • This place is tram (streetcar) heaven! The staff are very friendly and super informative, they can show you around and love answering questions. They made efforts to make everyone welcome, especially ...  more »
  • Wonderful location. Amazing volunteer staff and an excellent attraction for all. Much history to be learned and a really nice experience. Would highly recommend. One wish would be that the tourist lin...  more »
Google
  • 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.