Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum

Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, Saint-Constant: Hours, Address, Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum

Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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With more than 150 locomotives, cars, and railway vehicles, this unique museum is for rail fans, train spotters, history buffs and families alike.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Camila A
1 contribution
excellent, beautiful, cultural and great for children. The museum is clean and safe, the store is attractive with good
Aug 2021 • Family
excellent, beautiful, cultural and great for children. The museum is clean and safe, the store is attractive with good prices for souvenirs, free parking and a good atmosphere
Written August 29, 2021
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Brasstess
Montreal, Canada116 contributions
Very interesting, well-organized, a must see
Aug 2019
Although this is around the corner for us, we had never been there. What an amazing museum, we enjoyed it.
It is very well-organized, clean. The boards are informative without been too long to read. You can walk the grounds, or take a short ride on an electric tramway.
There are kids friendly expositions and playgrounds.
The staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
A pleasure to visit.
Written August 28, 2019
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Katherine Z
Montreal, Canada89 contributions
Great museum
Aug 2019 • Family
Been there today with husband and 2 little kids (2.5 & 4 years old)... everyone loved the visit... you need at least 2-3 hours to see everything there... many things to see and learn
Written August 11, 2019
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paqujac
36 contributions
Great attraction
Jun 2019 • Friends
I was part of a group of 28 people who visited the Delson Railway Museum yesterday. This museum is quite spectacular considering the quantity and variety of trains and locomotives of all eras exhibited there. We were accompanied by a competent guide. This tour included a mini-train ride and a 10-minute tram ride. It is an attraction that deserves to be seen at least once in a lifetime.
Written June 13, 2019
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Jonnie P
Pembury, UK61 contributions
Great museum!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Visited Exporail from the UK in early June. A great museum with a large amount of things to see and do.

Being from the UK and working at a heritage railway with a LBSCR ‘Terrier’ we wanted to see No. 54 ‘Waddon’ which was in building 5. Also thinking ahead we actually looked at the website to see when building 5 was open to the public so didn’t visit at a time of year when it was quite clearly stated on their website that it wasn’t open. Reviews complaining it’s not open when it’s clear on their website are a bit unnecessary. The ‘Terrier’ is slightly hidden away if you compare its size to Canadian locomotives which is rather amusing. Lovely restored engine cosmetically, as everyone from the UK says “it should be back home” etc but it wasn’t in the open, it was well looked after judging by its appearance and it’s only when someone mentions it do they get excited about it and want it back in the UK. Whilst it would be lovely to see ‘Waddon’ in steam the donating of the engine in 1963 does still keep our relations with the Canadian railways.

A fantastic part of the experience was able to go into the cab and engine room of one of the diesel locos, this really interested us as we drive heritage locos in the UK so we’re grateful of a look into an engine room of a Canadian loco. If you could do more of that or open some of the side doors on the other locos that would add more to what some members of the public perceive at times as ‘boxes on wheels’.

A great selection of heritage locomotives all over the site. We also saw the A4 in building 5 but were more impressed by the huge Canadian locos near by.

The model railway wasn’t running but access was still allowed and it was big enough to be impressive without trains running around! The tram ride is quite a novelty and was worth it, very friendly operators onboard the tram.

Miniature railway ride was impressive, big circuit of track which took about 3 mins to complete. Your bags are locked in a box at the start so no risk of them being nicked whilst you travel.

The exhibitions were impressive, it was great to see a display of Canadian signalling including relays, a whole panel and various instruments. Really interesting to see the end of train device, my other half would like one of them for the trains he prepares!

The restaurant wasn’t going to be open which surprised us to learn this info (which is again provided online before you visit) so went prepared. Vending machines or a fridge in the shop supply confectionary and drinks etc.

The shop itself was missing one thing and that just being a form of guide book, unless we totally missed it.

Overall a great experience, we’re two rail enthusiasts and workers in the UK and it took us around 4hrs to see everything to our satisfaction. You could possibly spend a bit longer there if trains were running.

Keep up the great work, if you ever choose to steam ‘Waddon’ then best of luck.
Written June 6, 2019
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Andrew C
Birmingham, UK8 contributions
Exporail, montreal
Apr 2019 • Solo
Having travelled 4000 miles from England to see one English steam engine, I was disappointed to find it locked away for the winter. I explained I’d travelled far to their museum, to be told to come back in six weeks time, I then replied that I fly back to England in 3 days time, to be greeted with shrugged shoulders and a couldn’t care less attitude, if you like the idea of total disappointment then this is the place for you, if you choose to visit, be prepared for a serious lack of visitor care
Written April 5, 2019
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Dear Mr. Andrew C., We have read your message and we are sorry for your experience at Exporail recently. We also apologize for the attitude of the staff that day. For your information, the building no5 is only open during the summer season because our human resources are limited in the off season. In order to offer an interesting experience to our visitors and to answer all their questions, our customer service is mainly concentrated in the Grand Gallery of the Angus Pavilion. We could work on an arrangement. Send us your contact information at info@exporail.org: Customer satisfaction is a priority for us. Best regards
Written April 17, 2019
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Ward G
Lethbridge, Canada249 contributions
One of the Better Railway Museums
Feb 2018 • Family
One of the best railway museums I have visited. The exhibition includes many of the old Montreal tramway trains, and a fully working train ride. One would never expect such a complete railway exhibit in a small town like Delson. If your interested in trains this is a must see.
Written January 6, 2019
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MaeHinckley
Chester Basin Nova Scotia3 contributions
Dissapointment
Nov 2018 • Solo
I drove 1300kms. from my home in Nova Scotia, specially to see the recently restored Gresley A4 "Dominion of Canada", only to discover once in side the museum, that the locomotive was stored away in a shed and I was unable to see it. So sadly my journey was futile and I then drove back home disappointed.
Written November 22, 2018
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AlainPlante
Terrebonne, Canada39 contributions
Very impressive, I recommanded the guided tour
Nov 2018 • Couples
We were in the area for something else yesterday but wanted to do something else so we decided to visite the Exporail. We have no regrets, we loved every minute of the visit. The guided version is definitely better as you get to visit some of the cars that are not opened otherwise. Our guide was great, it was easy to see she enjoyed doing it., answered every questions and convinced me to take the mini train ride as well (I'm 6'3, 280 pounds loll) and that train is not even 2 feet high :) but it was so much fun. Bring your kids, go as a couple! it's fun for every one
Written November 12, 2018
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Chris S
Montreal, Canada135 contributions
Incredible
Oct 2018 • Family
Been once with my grandparents when i was young. Finally went again with my 3year old who is obsessed with trains. He went crazy for the place. And so did i. So many amazing trains to see. Outside they have trains too andncan ride one for a pretty long tour. Not too expensive either and kids under 3 are free. Im considering a annual family pass cause me and mu son will not fst sick of the place and its a great way to kill our winters. The place is insanely clean and has the train grease and oil smells. Its a fantastic museum. Icould keep going on about how amazing and impressed i was with the place but it will take lots more time.
Written October 23, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM