RMEO Easter Eggspress chugs into record-breaking season opener

RMEO Easter Eggspress
Photo credit: Chris Uhlig.
Posted on: April 2, 2024


The Easter Eggspress stopped at the Railroad Museum of Eastern Ontario (RMEO) here in Smiths Falls last Saturday to launch the 2024 museum season. Visitors from all over the region came by to visit. If you were lucky, you may even have spotted Easter bunny John hopping around the grounds of the museum.

Executive director Becky Allen announced in a press release: “This year’s Easter Eggspress was the largest to date and exceeded our expectations. We are thrilled to have welcomed over 600 guests to our museum.” In fact, it was 612 visitors that flocked to the museum to watch and partake in the many activities offered. Aside from the ever popular train rides, the event included a scavenger hunt, a petting zoo, pony rides for the young, and other children’s activities ranging from bunny face painting, train tables, to outdoor games and Easter crafts.

“It was heartwarming to see families come together to enjoy a day of Easter fun and railway exploration. We are grateful for the overwhelming support from tourists and also those who came from the local community, as well. We look forward to continuing to provide enriching experiences for visitors of all ages throughout the 2024 season, added Tony Humphrey, President of the Board of Directors.

The next major event at the RMEO will be the Modular Railway Rally on April 27th, followed in August by the ever popular Trainfest, Hallow’s Express in September, and the North Pole Express in November and December. The museum will also offer train rides on Sundays during May.

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