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Our 25th Birthday!

June 14, 2014
Well, it's another year here at the Chatham Railroad Museum, but it is not just any year... This year is our 25th birthday! The museum which is located in a 1955 Canadian National Baggage car became the official Chatham Railroad Museum in 1989 making it 25 years old this season! The museum is a wonderful attraction for all types of people not simply railroad buffs. There is something in the museum for everyone so be sure to stop by to check this gem out! To celebrate our 25 years of being open, the 89th visitor (since the museum opened in 1989) will receive a small gift from the museum to thank you for your support to our organization! The entire museum is free of charge to visit, but donations are greatly appreciated. We at the Chatham Railroad Museum hope to see you this season! CHOO CHOO! 
 

Chatham This Week

June 14, 2014

Railroad Museum open for the summer

By Don Robinet, QMI Agency

Erika Broadbent, coordinator of the Chatham Railroad Museum, poses near a 1940s-era switchboard.

Erika Broadbent, coordinator of the Chatham Railroad Museum, poses near a 1940s-era switchboard.

One of Chatham's most interesting tourist attractions is probably also one of its best-kept secrets.

For 23 years, the Chatham Railroad Museum has operated at the intersection of William and McLean streets out of a 1955 CN baggage car.

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Blackburn News

June 14, 2014

Railroad Museum Fun Day

Chatham Railroad Museum.Chatham Railroad Museum.

The Chatham-Kent Railroad Museum is free of charge today for the William Glassco Railroad Fun Day.

Erika Broadbent, museum coordinator says the event runs from 11-3pm.

“We have a model club coming to do a large layout and a CN police officer,” says Broadbent. “Along with tonnes of prizes for kids and adults along with games and crafts all day.”

The museum is across from the Via Rail station in Chath...


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The Chatham Voice

June 14, 2014

Chatham Railroad Museum open all summer

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0718railmuseumwebA wealth of Canadian railroad history is located directly beside the tracks it once travelled in Chatham.

The Chatham Railroad Museum is housed inside of a retired 1955 Canadian National baggage car. The car ran on the Montreal-Toronto-WIndsor corridor until it was removed from service in 1982. Today, the car is located on McLean Street, in between Queen and William Streets, in Chatham, right acro...


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August 4, 2012

Chug on in to Chatham Railroad Museum 4

By Bob Boughner, Chatham Daily News

BOB BOUGHNER bob.boughner@sunmedia.ca
Erika Broadbent, summer curator of the Chatham Railroad Museum on McLean Street in Chatham, poses with four-year-old Dylan Alward and his six-year-old sister, Courtney, during a visit Friday to the museum.

BOB BOUGHNER bob.boughner@sunmedia.ca Erika Broadbent, summer curator of the Chatham Railroad Museum on McLean Street in Chatham, poses with four-year-old Dylan Alward and his six-year-old sister, Courtney, during a visit Friday to the museum.


One of Chatham's least-known tourist attractions is gaining growing attention this summer.

The Chatham Railroad Museum, located in an old railway...


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OPEN AGAIN!

June 26, 2012
The museum is once again open for the summer tourist season! Come check out the cool displays, the interactive games, and say hello to the new museum staff! We hope you come by to say hello and have a great summer! 
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