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1944 The second HMCS Charlottetown, this one a River-class frigate, is commissioned for service in the Royal Canadian Navy. Her namesake was the victim of a German submarine two years earlier.
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Events and Exhibits

25th Anniversary of the


Trans Canada Trail Coast to Coast Event


The Town of Souris and the Elmira Railway Museum are partnering to host “The Great Trail Event” to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Trans Canada Trail on August 26, 2017.
The event will begin in Souris at the corner of Main Street and Maple Ave (the location of the farmers market). You are invited to meet there between 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM for a light breakfast snack of muffins, coffee/ tea, juice in preparation for a bike, walk or run on the trail from Souris to Elmira. The participants will be leaving Souris at 11:00 AM with representatives from the Souris & Area Wildlife Association. They will be accompanying the bikers along the trail highlighting the interesting points along the trail.  A water station will be set up at East Baltic for all the participants.
The Elmira Railway Museum located at 457 Elmira Road, Route 16A is the “End of the Line” for the Confederation Trail. The Elmira Railway Museum will host an event from 2:00PM-4:00 PM for all the participants. This event is also open to the general public who wish to attend There will be live entertainment provided by Peter Burke and George MacPhee, free ice cream with blueberry sauce, free miniature train and speeder rides, and inflatables for the kiddies to play on. The exhibit space will be open for viewing. This event is funded by the Canada 150 and is FREE to the public.
Bike rentals are available from East Coast Paddle at
Souris Beach Gateway Park, 8 Main Street, Souris. No shuttle service provided.
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The Last All Aboard, will be Wednesday August 16


This summer, on July 19, 26 and August 2, 9 and 16 from 10am - 4pm
join us for all in one admission to view the exhbits and ride the rails on the miniature train, speeder and trolley!   Adults: $12 Student /Senior $10 and Family $30 (prices don't include HST)
There will be ice cream with local stawberries for sale too! 

Join "The Locomotion"  An Island Railway Journey Through Story and Song

August 6 - 7:00pm

Come to the Eastern Kings Community Center, 85 Munns Road on August 6th for a 
great concert from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM.
This event is sponsored by PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
in recognition of Canada 150.
Come and jump on board "The Locomotion", a new musical production which features the stories of days gone by, when the trains ran on Prince Edward Island. Hear the stories of the trains that once traveled through the communities, along the shorelines and steamed through the countryside of our beautiful Island. Along the way you will hear a number of musical selections that have been tailored to match each story being told....songs like "The wreck of the Old 97", "This Train is Bound For Glory", "I'm Moving On" and many more, including a cnew original song that tells the story of the Phantom Train that once rolled through Western P.E.I. The musical journey is under the direction and narration of Engineer Niall MacKay who also does  vocals and features Kendall Docherty on vocals and keyboard, Peter Burke on vocals, guitar and harmonica, Jimi Platts on vocals and lead guitar, Heartz Godkin on Bass Guitar, Brian Knox on vocals and drums and Brian Blacquire on banjo.


Move of the Old Station to New Home in Elmira - June 2016

Once refurbished the building will be used for programming and storage

Elmira Exhibits

Virtual Exhibits

Elmira Railway Museums "End of the Line" exhibit is part of the Community Memories page of the Virtual Museum of Canada. Click on the link to see wonderful pictures of the railway! 

Permanent Exhibits

The permanent exhibit at Elmira contains many items from the retired CN ferry - The Abegweit. For many decades, the trains helped connect passengers to the CN ferries which took people and goods from PEI to the mainland and back. At a time when the trains still ran on the Island, you caught the right train to be on time for the ferry, and caught the right ferry to be on time for the train. 

Bridge telegraph, which transmitted ship speed commands below deck along with the ship's compass

A reflecting kerosene lamp from the Abegweit