All Aboard the Halton County Railway!
We ventured out to Milton, Ontario, about a thirty minute drive from Toronto, to visit the Halton County Radial Railway. Situated between a path of scenic roads, farms, and estate homes, the HCRR was well worth the drive and proved to house an impressive collection of historical streetcars, subways, and trains.
Take a look at our photos:
The HCRR opened in 1973, and except for summer students, is run entirely by volunteers.
Visitors can ride the historic streetcars and explore the grand display barns filled with subway cars and streetcars. My son loved climbing inside an old TTC subway car, pretending to be a driver.
There is a Gift Shop with train and streetcar related items, as well as a small snack bar. Although, you are welcome to bring a lunch and sit on the available picnic tables.
There is also an ice cream shop, which is housed in an old TTC car, but it is only accessible via the historical streetcar ride.
There are two special events coming up: Halloween Spooktacular (October 20th and 27th) and Christmas on the Rails (December 1st and 8th).
Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for youth 4-17, and FREE for kids under 3.
HCRR is located at 13629 Guelph Line in Milton. Easily accessible via highway with plenty of free, onsite parking available.
For more info, visit: www.hcry.org.
P.S. Want to see more trains? I’ve got a few more posts for you (thanks to my son’s interest in the rails).