About York-Durham Heritage Railway
The York-Durham Heritage Railway Association is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers. The heritage train station is located less than 1 hour northeast of Toronto. Our mandate is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canadian railways of South-Central Ontario. We offer a unique tourist train experience on our refurbished 1950’s heritage coaches.
The current Stouffville-Uxbridge line was built in the 1860’s by William Gooderham, a well-known distiller from Toronto, to carry grain to his distillery as well as lumber for export and cordwood for resale. The line transferred ownership numerous times and public service began on July 1, 1871.
In 1920 the line was transferred to the Government of Canada and became part of the Canadian National Railway. Over the years sections of the line were decommissioned. In 1996, the York-Durham Heritage Railway reopened the line between Uxbridge and Stouffville to offer heritage train rides to the public.
Currently, we own a number of 1950’s diesel locomotives. Our early to mid 1950’s refurbished passenger coaches are heated and air-conditioned. Check out our popular doors open Baggage Car, Caboose, and a variety of other rolling stock.
What to Do at York Durham Heritage Railway
Things to Do
- Enjoy a historic train ride through the Oak Ridges Moraine onboard the York-Durham Heritage Railway, seated in one of our heated/air-conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950’s. Be sure to check out our doors-open baggage car during the train ride.
- Enjoy family-friendly on-board entertainment. Located less than 1 hour northeast of Toronto, this is a great family day trip!
- In addition to the regular Sunday runs, York-Durham Heritage Railway offers a number of themed trips. The most popular of these are:
- Day Out With Thomas runs for 6 days over 2 weekends in August
- Fall Colours Trains run on Saturdays and Sundays during the second and third weekends in October
- Halloween Trains run on Saturdays and Sundays the last two weekends in October
- Santa Trains operate for 4 weeks with trips on Saturdays and Sundays starting the last weekend in November until the third weekend in December.
We are always adding new feature trips.See the website for detailed trip information for regular and themed trips.
The train can be rented for group gatherings and weddings. The train and heritage station have been used for a variety of movie shoots as well. Group bookings can also be done for special occasions including birthdays! If you have something to celebrate, then what could be more unique than a celebration on a heritage train! We’re here to help you create the right setting for your special occasion, for memories that will last a lifetime! For more information email us at [email protected]
Engineer for a Day:
Have you always wanted to be an engineer? Does a member of your family want to be an engineer? This is the perfect experience for any railfan. Detailed information.
When to go on York Durham Railway Rides?
York Durham Railway Hours
Trains run every Sunday during from the first weekend in June until the end of October between Uxbridge and Stouffville.
The train departs the Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from the Stouffville Station at noon. Round trips between Uxbridge and Stouffville are 2 hours.
— Day Out With Thomas runs for 6 days over 2 weekends in August.
— Fall Colours Trains run on Saturdays and Sundays during the second and third weekends in October.
— Halloween Trains run on Saturdays and Sundays the last two weekends in October.
— Santa Trains operate for 4 weeks with trips on Saturdays and Sundays starting the last weekend in November until the third weekend in December.
How much is a train ride?
Rates vary depending on the length and type of trip. For price information visit our trip schedule.
How to purchase tickets?
It is best to reserve your seats and purchase tickets on-line. The theme trips sell out early.
PayPal, VISA, and MasterCard are accepted for on-line purchasers. Cash and debit are accepted at the station.
How to get to the train station?
York-Durham Heritage Railway is located at 19 Railway St., Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1V7
Stouffville Go Station is located at 6176 Main St., Stouffville, ON, L4A 2S5
Free parking is available at both locations.
Amenities, and Access
Our train is equipped with a wheelchair accessible washroom, snack bar, and souvenir stand.
The Heritage Train is not wheelchair accessible at the Stouffville station, however, trips beginning and ending in Uxbridge do allow for full wheelchair accessibility to the train.