York-Durham Heritage Railway: Take a Scenic Train Tour of Toronto Area’s Oak Ridges Moraine


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If you are interested in scenic train tours and themed train rides, look no further than York-Durham Heritage Railway.

York-Durham Heritage Railway will take you on a scenic adventure back in time through the Oak Ridges Moraine between Uxbridge and Stouffville.


Your beautiful adventure through the countryside will be on their heritage coaches that date back to the mid-1900s and have been well maintained and refurbished over time by York-Durham Heritage Railway Association.

For example, locomotive 3612 was originally used on US railroads until 1955, when it was sent to Canada at the Petromont Plant. The next year it was added to the collection of cars and coaches at YDHR. The entertainment car was built in 1954, by Canadian Car and Foundry for Canadian National Railway. It was later converted to a cafe/coach by CN and then to an entertainment car in 1990, by Ontario Northland. In 2017 it was purchased by the station.

YDHR also has a collection of historic locomotives, coaches, boxcars, a caboose, and a kiddie train, as well. All of these are equipped with heaters and air conditioners.

The York-Durham Heritage Railway Association’s goal is to preserve and promote this heritage by offering this fun tourist railway experience for everyone.

They have many upcoming events that you wouldn’t want to miss. Many of these themed events have delicious catered meals.

2021 Fun Themed Rides – York Durham Railway


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After a long hiatus induced by COVID-19, the York-Durham Heritage Railway Association is back once again with various themed rides including Fall Colour Trains, Santa Trains, Thanksgiving Train and Nativity Express.

On October 8th, you can join them for a Fall High tea event to celebrate the beauty of fall. This includes a traditional high tea lunch and live music. Tickets cost $64.99 for adults and $54.99 for seniors.

They also have a Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner on the 8th. The entire coach will be decorated with harvest-themed decor. Tickets for this dinner cost $79.99

From October 9th to 17th, you can enjoy the scenic Fall colours of Oak Ridges Moraine. This train ride costs $14.99 to $31.98.

During Halloween, YDHR is hosting Thomas the Tank Engine from October 22 to 24 and October 29 to 31, 2021 and there will be a special Wizards Festival during the first week of November.

Then come November, take the kids to see Santa on the Santa Train and meet the characters that made the Christmas story on the Bethlehem Express The Nativity on Rails.

When: October 8 to December 16, 2021 – Various dates

Where: York-Durham Heritage Railway, 19 Railway St., Uxbridge

How Much: Varies with events: $14.99 to $79.99

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