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York-Durham Heritage Railway

19 Railway Street, Uxbridge, Ontario L4A 7Z7, Canada
905-852-3696
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Uxbridge
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: The York Durham Heritage Railway is a non-profit heritage and tourist railway. The YDHR operates train excursions between Stouffville and Uxbridge on... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Our family of four rode the Santa train for the first time on December 15th. All in all it was a pleasant one hour experience which the kids enjoyed. There were christmas carollers, a magician, clown and Santa. As we left the train, our children received a loot bag of goodies (a nice touch). Would I recommend it to my... More

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Oakville, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We went on the Santa Train today - December 15th. It was on time and the train was cute. There were some carollers, a magician and a balloon maker. Santa came around and talked with our kids. He was very pleasant - I think this was the best part of the trip. There were no cookies and hot chocolate as... More

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Aurora, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Took our two young kids on the Santa train ride this morning. It was an interesting experience. Our seats were in a car outfitted with dining chairs and tables. The chairs were open back and within 5 minutes of sitting down, my two year old slipped through the back of the chair and fell on the floor! Luckily he was... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was an amazing activity. Ride along an historical railway in the Oak Ridges moraine starting from Uxbridge. Great scenery. Snack bar available. Fun for the whole family.

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

Thank you for visiting the York Durham Heritage Railway. We aim to be a great enjoyable day for the whole family. As you mentioned, we offer a great view, refreshments available on-board, and a relaxing ride through one of the best green spaces in the Greater Toronto Area. We hope that you will return to ride with us again. More

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and I had a really fun time riding on the old railway train. The colours had just started to change colour on the trees so the scenery was beautiful. We met some very nice people while we were there and had a wonderful afternoon. I would recommend this if you love old trains.

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

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent trip on the York-Durham Heritage Railway. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. The YDHR is definitely one of the best places in the Greater Toronto Area to see the fall colours, all from a comfortable seat on board the train.... More

Uxbridge, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Glad we went not sure we ll do it again, no ac in the cars, was help up at a light north of stouffville for 45min, wasnt fun with a 1yr old. grate full for the snack bar, & rye or beer would of been nicer. The two guys playin misic walking around were pretty good.

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

Hi. Thank you for your review of the York-Durham Heritage Railway. There have been many changes and improvements since your ride with us this past season. A new set of passenger coaches has been acquired and have been operating since late November 2012. These coaches feature modern washrooms, table seating, and air conditioning/heating systems in each coach. The seating you... More

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our 8 year old son is a train nut; he has been since, well, his whole life. We travelled on the York - Durham Heritage on Labour Day Weekend and had a wonderful time. The staff were all friendly, easy - going, and very pleasant. It is obvious that they love what they do, and realizing that they are all... More

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experiences while riding our train. All of our volunteers indeed love what they do for the organization; from train crew, to locomotive and car repair, track maintenance, and everything in between. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day out with us. We have some special trips planned for the rest... More

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