General donations contribute towards the General Maintenance and day-to-day operations of the museum.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is available to anyone who would like to give something back to the museum and create a legacy to support the initiatives they care about. Donors can be confident that a gift to the Halton County Radial Railway, no matter how small or in what form, is a gift that will continue to give for many years to come – in fact, forever. Please contact your lawyer if you are interested in bestowing a planned gift to the museum.

Capital Maintenance

Donations towards Capital Maintenance contribute to the maintenance of the buildings, grounds, and other tasks that are required to keep the museum presentable for the public.

Operating Car Maintenance

Donations towards Operating Car Maintenance contribute to the general maintenance of the historic operating railcars in the museum’s collection to keep them in working order for the museum’s visitors.


The museum’s collection is not only limited to the various railcars. The museum also has in its collection a number of railway related artifacts such as, uniforms, drawings, maps, books and other materials that are available for research and displays.

The Association is constantly looking for artifacts to add to our archive collection. Items being sought include:

  • Historic photographs, documents, tickets, schedules, timetables and maps
  • Historic uniforms, uniform accessories, hats, railway watches, etc.
  • Railcar parts including handles, gauges, fare boxes, seats, lanterns, etc.
  • Historic parts catalogues, manuals, drawings, schematics and plans
  • Interpretive displays, such as baggage carts, telegraph equipment, railway station accessories, etc.

To make a donation such as the above please contact us.


The museum has acquired the next generation of streetcars for its collection. The TTC CLRV/ALRVs are a welcome new addition, but there is a cost to their acquisition that the museum needs your help with. Your contributions will help preserve these cars and support their operation at the museum for years to come.


Restoration work on the Toronto Transit Commission TP-11 plough is the current main project. Funds are still required to bring this important piece of electric work equipment back to operating status.


TTC S-37

Restoration work continues on the Toronto Transit Commission S-37 sweeper and a great deal of progress has been made since it was initiated. However, funds are still required to restore the car back to its original state.

TTC S-37

TTC 416

Toronto Transit Commission 416 has been an ongoing project for a few years and has seen a great deal of progress since the project began. However, funds are still required to continue the restoration work and bring the car back to operating status.

TTC 416

LE&N 797

Much progress has been made on the restorations for Lake Erie & Northern 797 over the years. However, funds are still required to continue the restoration work to bring the car back to operating status.

LE&N 797

Museum Supporters

The HCRR has a number of supporters who donate to the museum in many different ways. These include:

– Battlefield Equipment
– Benefaction Foundation
– C A Towing
– Canadian Pacific Railway
– Cenovus Corporation
– Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
– Doubleheaders
– H. Paulin Co.
– Milton Community Fund
– Ontario Power Generation Retirees
– PNR Railworks
– TD Bank Group
– Toronto Transit Commission
– United Way TTC Employees
– Wellington County Historical Society

Line up of streetcars