Volunteers restoring the 1906 Burlington Junction Station ("Freeman Station")
Visit at 1285 Fairview Street and join the effort.

We’re making great progress!  

The historic 1906 Grand Trunk Railway Station is being restored and managed by the non-profit FOFS volunteers — and no one is paid.*  Funding has been mostly from private and corporate sources, and your donations are 100% tax-deductible.  To date, approximately 6,300 hours of volunteer labour have been logged as our carpenters, painters, engineers, electricians, historians, and sidewalk superintendents have contributed to the project.  Please visit our “Events,” “FAQ’s,” and “History” pages, above.

* Friends of Freeman Station in agreement with the City of Burlington.  Now permanently relocated at 1285 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON — just East of the Burlington Central Fire Station
Latest News

Thomas the Tank Engine booked to ride the “Reading” R.R.!

January 11, 2018

All aboard! Plan to take a trip to the Burlington Public Library’s  “Central Station” on Sat February 3 for a fun day of stories, model trains, and train-themed activities. Drop by Centennial Hall, 9.30am to 4.30pm, to watch garden-scale model trains in action. There is no cost…


Retired Teachers Organization approves grant for Freeman Station railway history exhibit

October 12, 2017

RTO/ETO District 15/Halton of the Retired Teachers of Ontario has announced approval of a grant application by Friends of Freeman Station (FOFS) to fund a computer control system for its historic model railway educational exhibit.  The money will be used to purchase the central “brains”…


We’ll take your excess 2X4’s, wallboard, insulation, etcetera

May 20, 2017

If you have extra 2X4 lumber, 4X8 sheets of drywall, insulation materials, or fasteners left over from a project, we would be delighted to receive them for finishing the lower level of the Station.  Your donations are 100% tax deductible.   Call 905-334-0272 or email…

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Video by Kevin Davies; photography by Bob Chambers, Bob Miller, Nikki Wesley, John Mellow, Joel Waterman, Denny Williams, Alan Harrington, Al Pettman and others (by permission)