Model Trains

The PumpHouse is home to a stunning collection of model trains. An elaborate mutli-level O scale train can be set in motion by the push of a button, a diminutive N scale train set showcases impressive miniatures, and the HO scale train set from the opening of the iconic CBC children’s show ‘The Friendly Giant’ is on display.

The Pump House Model Railway Society helps to provide important maintenance and care of the model trains in the Train Room.

The primary goal of the Pump House Model Railway Society is to provide the museum visitors with an experience of model trains in action. Visitors will see working model trains reflecting Canadian and European railroads in both steam and diesel eras.

The Pump House Model Railway Society volunteer’s goal is to maintain and operate new and refurbished model train equipment. Most of the model trains and railways used are rare collector’s items which are carefully maintained by committed volunteers. Their dedicated efforts provide a high quality, fully operational model train attraction to the Pump House visitors.

While our trains will fascinate grown-ups and children alike, other people may be inspired to get involved and volunteer with the upkeep of our trains. This hobby is great for the young and old alike, and can create an exciting bond within families, particularly between grandparents and grandchildren.