The railway has been part of St. Thomas since the completion of the London and Port Stanley Railway in 1856. More than 26 railways have passed through the city. This provided the foundation for the birth of St. Thomas due to the provision of employment and the income to sustain the community. At one point, St. Thomas was known as the “Railway City” and as the “Railway Capital of Canada” in its heyday. Visit the Museum Store for unique railway items, gifts and collectibles!