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Our 25th Birthday!

Posted by Erika Broadbent on Saturday, 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 ope...
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Chatham This Week

Posted by Erika Broadbent on Saturday, 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.

Run by the Chatham Ra...


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Blackburn News

Posted by Erika Broadbent on Saturday, 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

Posted by Erika Broadbent on Saturday, June 14, 2014,

Chatham Railroad Museum open all summer

Jul 16 • Feature StoryLife • 604 Views • 3 Comments

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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