Postcard Portfolio: Toronto Railway Museum

A popular topic of discussion among EMPs is out of town museum experiences. Museum professionals seem to enjoy visiting museums in other parts of the world and dissecting their experience. It seemed logical that, as we traverse the globe, we share our museum experiences with you. Each addition to our Postcard Portfolio will provide a brief snapshot of our exhibit as we see the world one museum at a time.

pcportfolioThe Museum: Toronto Railway Museum in Toronto, ONT

The Visit: Friday, September 27, 2013

The Best Thing: A great collection of local transit history and a very knowledgable and attentive staff.

The Worst Thing: I wish there was more to see!

Why You Should Go: If you are a transit nerd like me, you don’t need a reason. But if trains and trolleys aren’t your thing, go for the location. Roundhouse Park is beautiful and also happens to be home to the fantastic Steam Whistle Brewery.

Highlights:

  • The working turntable outside of the museum in Roundhouse Park
  • Being located in an actual roundhouse
  • The lego train set
  • Volunteers/staff eager to share knowledge
  • Finding out that the trolleys running on Septa’s route 15 all came from Toronto

Old station house

The roundhouse

Locomotive on the turntable

Cool old sign

Lego train set

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