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York-Durham Heritage Railway

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5, Canada
+1 905-852-3696
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Good Fall Outing for Kids

This train ride was a good experience for kids and adults both. The scenic beauty during the ride... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
ATIF K
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Toronto, Canada
Fun Adventure!

My kids loved the train ride! The clown was entertaining. The guitar singer had a beautiful voice... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Kimberleigh A
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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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  • Average21%
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19 Railway St, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5, Canada
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This train ride was a good experience for kids and adults both. The scenic beauty during the ride was worth catching up in the movie and photographs. There was a little disappointment too, as we took the train in late August it was not much...More

Thank ATIF K
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My kids loved the train ride! The clown was entertaining. The guitar singer had a beautiful voice. We enjoyed the baggage cars open windows that you could stand by and watch the world go by. The only issue I had was with paying them. I...More

Thank Kimberleigh A
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

So disappointed in this, as everywhere you look you see this advertised and it sounds like such a great idea to see the fall colours. We wouldn't do this again. Waste of money - we arrived 30 minutes early, and boarded early, and yet the...More

2  Thank Pamela M
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TrainMikeJ, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review our railway. We are a non-profit charity with no direct government funding. All funds for maintenance and operating costs come from ticket revenue, on board souvenir and refreshment sales. The window issue you are referring to...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We arrived 25 minutes early as stated on our tickets yet the train was late leaving. Train ride itself was unremarkable, the view from the car was mostly closeups of evergreen trees and backyards Scenery was dul...no fault of the railway, can't control the colours....More

Thank Krissarb
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband & I decided to try the fall colours ride. There weren't many colours, as it turned out, but that's no fault of the railway -- just the way fall is this year. The train is fine; we sat in a car with the...More

1  Thank Gabriella A
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

It was not open for public viewing as we were there before the season, but you can still walk around and see the old train station and old trains of by gone days.More

1  Thank DonkeyWho
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TrainMikeJ, Social Media Manager at York-Durham Heritage Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi. Thank you for posting a review. Unfortunately, we cannot leave the train and station open 24/7 due to vandalism concerns. Many items on our historical trains and exhibits are irreplaceable. Our operating season is from June to December but your review is from September;...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I travel frequently and I am always happy to lavish praise where it is due; please check my other reviews. This is not one of those cases, and a "Day Out With Thomas" receives a rare (for me) one-star review. My family and I came...More

6  Thank Golda135
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The afternoon train trip between Stouffville and Uxbridge July 30th was a unique experience. The two presenters, one for cheese and the other for beer were informative, entertaining, interesting and altogether delightful. The presentation of cheeses and beer as well as a tasty square of...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great outing with the kids and friends. 8 of us in total booked months in advance so we could all sit together on the train (Do book early the Santa Trains fill up really fast). We had a lot of fun on the train. Santa...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a great outing for the little ones at Christmas time. Grandma and Grandpa took 2 grandkids for the 3rd year in a row. The kids love the one on one time they get to spend with Santa, as he surs with each child and...More

Thank Denise K
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Candice M
11 September 2017|
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Response from TrainMikeJ | Property representative |
One way is approximately one hour, give or take a few minutes.
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Todd S
22 October 2016|
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Response from TrainMikeJ | Property representative |
We do recommend buying ahead of time so that you have the best choice of seats as we use an assigned seating system. Special events, such as our Santa trains, almost always sell out before the train date and usually do not... More
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cdsouza
21 October 2016|
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Response from Ivona_Kolo | Reviewed this property |
No... We were also a party of 5 so we booked 4 all facing one way at tables across the aisle and one on the opposite side of the table. Worked out well.
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