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Waterloo Central Railway

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Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4A9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently attended the Thanksgiving Steam Train Excursion with my family. Our first time ever riding a train!!! We had a wonderful time on board. We were absolutely mesmerized by the steam locomotive which is apparently one of few in Canada that is actually in...More

Thank LightPacker825802
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on Thanksgiving for the Fall Colors ride and it was anything but ....... No direction , no seating , disorganized . The lady in the gift shop said the ride would be about 2 hours as we were concerned she would be closed upon...More

Thank johnwilcons
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The train tour is only a short run down the track to Elmira and back (first in reverse and then in forward) so the total duration was 45 minutes. My neck is still killing me from craning it around to try to see when backing...More

1  Thank Kanukopf
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I must say after all the reviews I read before the event I went in sour. Thought I had over paid for something that was going to disappoint my kids and be a waste of a day. Well, to all those people who negatively reviewed...More

2  Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The magical wizards festival was overpriced and the spellbound train was insultingly bad. If the level of effort put into this event was any indication, people need to avoid any other events put on by the waterloo centeal railway at all costs. My group spent...More

Thank misterpickle2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We really wanted to love this festival and train ride, but unfortunately we were incredibly disappointed. For the amount we paid for the tickets, we expected so much more. There weren't many vendors to begin with, and a lot of them were selling the same...More

2  Thank Scartownlady15
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Run entirely by volunteers which gives it a very interesting, local flavor. We took the tour with the Train Robbery. Had Pinkerton's and robbers coming through the car on the way back. Saw some great Ontario countryside, but then we would prefer being outside of...More

Thank Iva T
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

just booked our train tickets for the north pole! judy made this a breeze for my family of 6 cant wait for our magical ride in november!!! customer service experience has been A++ thank you!!!

Thank Laryssa M
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We went on the great train robbery ride. The kids ages 8 and 10 were bored, as were adults. It was almost a 2 hour ride. No commentary on what we were passing by outside. There was about 10 minutes where the robbery was taking...More

Thank HammerHeidi
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Did the train and Mennonite tour this week. Boarding was not easy for some passengers. Boarded in St. Jacob's and it left 10 minutes late. Did NOT enjoy the tinny Christmas music or listening to Santa visit the kids, would only expect that on the...More

2  Thank geektrvlr
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Sucharita S
11 September 2017|
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Response from Michelle d | Reviewed this property |
Not worth it. Take a look at my review.
Linda B
1 July 2015|
Response from RescueTeam | Reviewed this property |
Tickets can be purchased online (Get Tickets button at the top of the page on the Waterloo Central Rwy. website, or onboard the train.
Linda B
1 July 2015|
Response from RescueTeam | Reviewed this property |
Tickets can be purchased in advance (via their website) or on board the train.