The museum finally occupied the building in 1988 and is open to the public. Fall Hours are Wednesday to Saturday 12-4 pm September (Labor Day) to Thanksgiving or by appointment For more details about their hours off season check their web site: http://ecrm5700.org/hours-of- operation/ We recommend with your next visit to St. Thomas to stop in at the Museum and take a tour. Highly Recommended! The Elgin County Railway Museum: Mission Statement To collect, preserve and interpret the Railway heritage of Southwestern Ontario which will engage, educate and inspire local and global audiences. The museum uses trackage from the museum that runs west and then south of the Museum. The line is used for the annual Day Out with Thomas ride. The nearby BX Tower was preserved and occupied by the museum but owned by the City of St. Thomas.