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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  • Bob, Ed, Oswald, Mackenzie and the rest of the knowledgable and friendly volunteers at the Radial Railway gave the four of us memorable tours of our rail-filled past. What an excellent way to connect ...  more »
  • Went on a long weekend Sunday. Beautiful Fall afternoon. Short old streetcar ride through a small forest. Number of families enjoying the bouncing around on the tracks. Most likely the highlight of th...  more »
  • Our visit on a Sunday afternoon was a perfect outing for our British family. We enjoyed riding the Rails on the beautifully restored cars. Be sure to stop at the ice cream shop. The volunteers working...  more »
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  • It's an excellent day outing for family with kids. We adults and my grandson enjoyed the antique train ride. Excellent service. People working there were very polite and helpful. Very clean station and washrooms. We enjoyed self tour of the antique trains museum.
  • This a really fun destination for kids, as they will see all the old streetcars and subways, and get to walk through them. It's a trip down memory lane for older adults too. And there's a fun ride you get to take on an old streetcar with a stop you can make for ice cream. Suggestion is to couple this trip with The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (a 20 minute drive), and you have the perfect day trip from nearby cities (Toronto).
  • Have driven past the front gates to this museum many times with the intention of visiting and finally got around to it. We were not disappointed. Excellent place to bring the kids (both young and old). Super kid-friendly and I was shocked at how CLEAN AND NEAT the grounds/trains & stock yards are (considering other venues of similar ilk that I've visited in the past were nowhere near as tidy as this). The staff/volunteers on site are true lovers of trains and streetcars and it is obviously reflected in everything they do. Several days have passed since our visit and we're still talking about it. We most certainly will be returning to visit once again in the near future.
  • Great place to visit with the kids. The folks that run this place are amazing. You won't regret going.
  • Anyone who loves old time transit, and who doesn't, will find this living museum fascinating. There are always 3 electrically powered vehicles making regular trips around the 2 Km track. All are painstakingly restored. Lots of memorabilia and souvenirs are available.
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