Take a Trip Back in Time
Ride the York-Durham Heritage Railway train through the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine from Uxbridge to Stouffville and back. Join us and celebrate the wonders of a train from an era gone by, but preserved for your present day enjoyment.
We have received a high volume of requests for Santa Train reservations which we are currently working through. A response will be sent to those we have been able to accommodate. At this point we are no longer accepting requests; if this should change, a revised noticed will be posted here.
We thank you all for your interest in riding the Santa Train, and for those we couldn't accommodate, we hope to see you next year!
Did You Know?
- Anyone can join the York-Durham Heritage Railway Association and support the preservation of heritage railway equipment.
- Some of the passenger cars we own may be older than your grandfather.
- We are a not-for-profit organization recognized by Canada Revenue Agency. Donations of goods, services or time are willingly accepted.
- Before 1930, Stouffville station was a junction point for 2 railways.
- All trips include a handout describing the Oak Ridges Moraine and the train.
- The highest point on the line (1,169 ft or 356.3 m above sea level), atop the oak ridges moraine, is 79 metres higher than either Stouffville or Uxbridge stations.
- Rivers flow north into Lake Simcoe from Uxbridge and south into Lake Ontario from Stouffville.
- Our train travels on the steepest railroad grade this side of the Rockies.
Ride a vintage pullman railcar or our 1950's cafe coaches to and from the Town of Uxbridge!
Uxbridge is situated in a beautiful valley on the northern slope of the Oak Ridges Moraine, about 64km northeast of Toronto, Ontario. Uxbridge has much to offer by way of recreation, entertainment, heritage and culture, a thriving arts community and the opportunity to participate in any one of the countless volunteer organizations that actively contribute to the quality of life in this vibrant community that we are all so proud of.
Uxbridge became a village in 1872, and reached town status in 1885. In 1954, Uxbridge became the second town in Canada to receive an official coat-of-arms which is displayed on the front of the Music Hall. The latter building has been restored, and is a centre for drama and musical performances.
The Uxbridge-Scott Museum provides a focal point for the Township's history. Their annual Steam Threshing Days will be held again this year at the end of August. Dorothy Brown's Country Heritage Museum is also a popular place for visitors.
The Thomas Foster Memorial Temple, erected in 1935-36 by the former mayor of Toronto, is situated a short distance north of town, as is the former home of L.M. Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables. She lived in the area from 1911 to 1926, and wrote half of her books there. Visit the Leaskdale home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, now a provincial historic site.
Discover the heritage architecture of downtown Uxbridge while enjoying nine hiking trails in and around the town.