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Address: 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge, Ontario L4A 7Z7, Canada
Phone Number: 905-852-3696
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Description: The York Durham Heritage Railway is a non-profit heritage and tourist...
The York Durham Heritage Railway is a non-profit heritage and tourist railway. The YDHR operates train excursions between Stouffville and Uxbridge on weekends from June to October using restored heritage equipment. The YDHR also maintains a small museum inside the 1904 restored Grand Trunk train station. Visit our website for up to date schedules and fares.
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Ok - make sure to pack snacks for the kids

My kids were very excited about this trip. The experience itself was fun - it was cool to ride on a 50s era train. Two clowns came by first and made balloon animals for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went on Hallowe'en and had lots of fun. It was appealing for both young and old. Great that volunteers still keep this train going. Well worth the money!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We booked our seats in September for a December 14th train ride. Somehow we ended up sitting the only car that didn't have proper seats. We literally sat on steel kitchen chairs at a bare wooden table. The sights were nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My kids were very excited about this trip. The experience itself was fun - it was cool to ride on a 50s era train. Two clowns came by first and made balloon animals for the kids. Right afterwards Santa came by the seats to sit down with each table separately. I thought the Santa was great! Very kind and engaging... More 

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Dknight2008, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you very much for your review of our heritage train. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed your experience with us. We normally do have a snack bar on board for our regular excursions from June to October, filled with refreshments and treats. The Santa excursions are the exception to on-board services so that the at-your-seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our family rode the Santa Train on Saturday December 6th. This was a 4 generation family outing, which was enjoyed by the old and young. The day is a chance for kids to ride on an older railway car and meet Santa. Every child I seen was having an amazing time, laughing and singing christmas songs along with the guitar... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

My family travelled on the Santa train this past weekend and had a fantastic day. I don't know why anyone would criticize the decorations as they were plentiful and cheerful. There was great entertainment & the kids had a great time and were given a goodie bag when we got off the train. I didn't see anything about hot chocolate... More 

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Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We where very excited to do this train as I have two young boys four and two,unfortunately our excitement did not last long it was not what we had expected.The idea was wonderful,The train is cheaply decorated in dollar store finds, they had entertainment a magician who was okay didn't seem too enthusiastic there were two guys with guitars and... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Whilst on a tour of the provinces of Ontario and Quebec we wanted to explore some of Canada's railway heritage. Railways having played such a part in the recent history of the nation. The York-Durham railway gave us a relaxed (perhaps almost too relaxed?) intoduction to Canada's railway heritage. The pace of the journey is very leisurely and nothing is... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

View of branches hitting the windows, nothing to see in the town. This trip is a waste of money and time. BORING

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Uxbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great excursion at a relaxed pace in an old railway coach. Nice scenery, great fun for the kids. The staff were friendly and helpful - all volunteers.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Its to bad that this train only runs in the summer. They have opened a dining car, and it is so much fun. The ride is to short, but well worth it. Loved it, will do it again this year.

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Dknight2008, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our train ride. We operate the train from June to December with only a short break in November to prepare for Santa's visit on board. Our Fall Colours trips in September offer a great view of the changing colours of the Oak Ridges Moraine from the comfort of your seat. We have recently cleared... More 

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Address: 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge, Ontario L4A 7Z7, Canada
Phone Number: 905-852-3696
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Uxbridge

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