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York-Durham Heritage Railway


Photo Courtesy: Robert Hyland Photo

sidebox200x400-ydhr01.jpgWe are excited to once again have the York-Durham Heritage Railway participating in this years festival.
The train will make return trips between Old Unionville train station and Markham Main Street train stations.

The train will be departing the old Unionville station every hour on the hour at the following times: 11 AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM,.  It will return from Markham Main Street station to Unionville every half hour on the hour starting at 11:30 AM.

Passengers may disembark in either Unionville or Markham and make their return trip at a later time (with their ticket).

TRAIN FARE: (HST included)
          - Adults $10
          - Children (2–12 yrs) $5
          - Children (under 2 yrs) Free
Note: No pets are allowed on the train except for registered personal assistance dogs.
Please be advised that the last train leaving Markham for Unionville will be at 4:30pm.

Drone Photo Courtesy: Chris Hyland

About the York-Durham Hertiage Railway:
The York-Durham Heritage Railway is volunteer-run short-line railway that makes regular Sunday tourist trips between Uxbridge and Stouffville.  In Uxbridge, we depart from the Uxbridge Railway Station, which is the beautifully restored Grand Trunk Railroad “Witches Hat”-style station built in 1904.  In Stouffville, we department from the Stouffville GO Train Station on Main Street at noon on Sundays.
In 1986, the original founders conceived the idea of operating a tourist train on the unused railway tracks that ran between Uxbridge and Stouffville.  Their goal was to educate the public about our nation’s train heritage by offering them the original experience of a real train trip while riding along the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine and enjoying its scenery.

York-Durham Heritage Railway has six Budd coaches that are used on a regular basis. The newest are coaches 103 and 104. All 6 Budds are now operational and in regular service as required. We also acquired three additional coaches two years ago from the Ontario Northland Railway. One is a passenger coach, the second is a full service snack car and the third is an entertainment car. The entertainment and snack coaches are now in service.

We are building quite a fleet – next to VIA and GO we probably have the third largest passenger fleet in Ontario!

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or click on their website for more information www.ydhr.ca