October 12, 2012

Halton County Radial Railway

We had lots of fun riding the rails at the Halton County Radial Railway.  At the Streetcar Museum, we felt as though we were time travelling and enjoyed riding the olden time streetcars and looking at the beautiful fall scenic route. 
The ride is about 20 minutes as the streetcars start at the "Rockwood station", then it goes to the ice cream shop and then to "Meadowvale station".  The museum has put all the details of how it would have been in the past.  The conductors were dressed up.  
We can get off at the stations and enjoy the view or take a walk.  The ticket allows us to go on the streetcars as many time as we want.  
At the Meadowvale station, which is close to the ice cream shop we can enjoy ice cream and snacks.  There is a garden path, a fish pond and a lovely bridge.  The scenery is beautiful to take pictures.  We went when the leaves were changing colour.  
The subways and street cars at the display barn was fun to look and walk through.  
When you visit, you will see how much everything has changed over time including the advertisements that are displayed in the streetcars/subway.  
The museum is located in Milton, Ontario and they are open on the weekend and holidays from 11am to 5pm.  The parking at the museum is free.  
Check out their admission page as they have special rates for families and groups.  We spent about 2 to 2 1/2 hours looking through everything, relaxing and enjoying a picnic there as the weather was beautiful.  Check out their special events here and follow their twitter to know about events that are happening.
Old and New way of operating streetcar/subway
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  1. Looks like a cool place to spend with kids. I am going to add this to my list of places to visit.

  2. This sounds like a lot of fun. I will definitely take my kids there.

  3. Since my husband loves trains to no end this would be the perfect place to spend a day with our grandchildren.Thanks for the lovely post and information.

  4. looks like a lot of fun had an uncle who was obsessed with trains he would have loved this


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