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The Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association

The Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association

We are Ontarios only operating Electric Railway museum. Our main purpose is to peserve Electric Railway cars from past eras, to restore as many as funds will allow and to provide an experience of riding these cars from bygone eras.

Keywords: Museums and Archives , History , Arts and Culture



The Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association
13629 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T5A2

The Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association url http://www.hcry.org/

The Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association Phone Number 519-856-9802

The Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association Email address streetcar@hcry.org



Volunteer Information for The Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association

What services does your organization provide?
We are open weekends from 11am to 5pm from May to Oct plus weekdays from 11am to 430pm during July and August. We provides rides on operating streetcars on our approx. 2km of track. We have various displays, picnic areas, and car barns where people can view cars from previous decades.


Do you have any age requirements?
Most of our volunteers are above the age of 18 - for insurance purposes and all who wish to volunteer must become members. We do have some Junior members but arrangements have to be made for them to be accompanied by an Adult member. Members may choose to do restoration work, operate the cars, do mechanical maintenance on the cars, work on the facilities, the grounds. There is lots to do,


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
No expectations. The more we have and the more time they put in the more we see results.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Any and all skills can be put to good use.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?

  • Restoration of old streetcars - lots of wood and metal work.
  • Maintenance of the operating cars - lots of grease, oil, dirt.
  • Operating the cars. Training school, manuals of operations, testing on rules, training on the cars fro a probation period and the full qualification.
  • Maintenance of the grounds - pick the weeds, cut the grass, plant the gardens.

Is there any training provided for volunteers?
Covered above


How will a person benefit from volunteering with The Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association?
A lot of self satisfaction.


Do you accept high school students?
We have done this in the past for specific events




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