To preserve and honour railway heritage in North America and ensure the future sustainability of the Canada Southern Railway Station.
Recognizing, Honouring, and Preserving Our Railway Heritage
The Station is owned by the North America Railway Hall of Fame.
The Canada Southern Railway Station is one of the most historic buildings in St. Thomas. It was completed in 1873 and made St. Thomas part of a continent-wide rail system that brought growth and prosperity to this community. The building has been completely restored, and is now utilized as a rental facility for weddings and other events, while also acting as a home to a number of business offices. The building is open for self-guided tours Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Exploring the building will take you to the historic waiting rooms, dining room, and second floor administrative headquarters. You can view artifacts of the station, learn about the station’s history, find out about some of its famous visitors, and learn about the North America Railway Hall of Fame inductees.
Funding for the Hall of Fame and the redevelopment of the Station comes from a variety of sources, including private and public donations, memberships, fundraising programs, government agencies, foundations, corporations, sponsorship, and legacies. We now have members and donors from all across Canada, the United States, England, and Australia.
The CASO Station welcomes support in all kinds of ways. The restoration and upkeep of this historic heritage building is costly and requires funds to accomplish these tasks, so monetary donations are welcome. You can go to our donations page and make your choice. We can always use Volunteers for events, or even tagging us on social media will help market us to a different audience.