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
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.
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