Bongo Boy Magazine Issue 107 - Page 4

A Visit Inside the Stable of The Iron Horses That Placed St. Thomas on the Map of The North American Railroad Hub Bongo Boy Music Group, Monique Grimme and Emidio Vaz visited The Elgin County Railway Museum; a rail transport museum in St. Thomas, Ontario. We made an appointment to schedule our visit. The morning was filled with a complete education about the railroad. We walked in between the black massive iron locomotives, these horses of steel were such an important part of the prosperity of St. Thomas, London, and Port Stanley. We walked right in to history and we tasted it. We also scheduled a shoot photo for this magazine article we also took photos for Bongo Boy Music Group upcoming compilation campaigns. Inside the Museum we introduced ourselves to the friendly staff as after all we are also a local business that desires to educate people about St. Thomas and its’ rich history. (Photo Emidio Vaz and Monique Grimme Bongo Boy Music Group – Canada) The location of the museum once employed over 400 workers. The smell of iron was hanging in the air that morning. Outside the temperature already read 90F by the time we entered the locomotive shops. The main building reminded us of a steel factory with the steel beams and concrete floor; all totally a 52,000 square foot building located in the center of St. Thomas.