The St. Thomas Railway murals are part of a larger project featuring 10 murals on historical themes painted on the walls of various downtown buildings beginning in the mid-1990’s.
Given the importance of railways to the economic development of the city, six of these murals have railway themes:
The project was the inspiration of Jack Richardson, a long-time St. Thomas businessman who has been engaged in numerous community-building projects over his career. He was a driving force behind the On Track organization in the promotion of the murals project.
This project serves to enlighten residents on the importance of railways to the community’s development and prosperity, and provides points of artistic interest to visitors to the city and county.
Inducted 2010 in the the North American Railway Hall of Fame.