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Boxcars & Beer – ‘The Cheese Train’

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Five pairings of Ontario cheeses with craft beers

Experience a 90-minute 'Taste of Ontario' with fromager Cecilia Smith and brewery owner/certified beer judge Joanne Richter as they lead you through five pairings of delicious Ontario cheeses with artisanal craft beers from local brewery The Second Wedge Brewing Company.

Use your take-home tasting glass and tasting notebook that introduces featured local food & beverage businesses: The Passionate Cook’s Essentials, The Second Wedge Brewing Company, Carpe Diem Cheese, Desbarres Chocolate and Uxbridge Farmers Market.

Mid-excursion, deboard the train in historic Downtown Uxbridge and enjoy a visit to the brewery, The Passionate Cook's Essentials or the Uxbridge Farmers' Market. You'll have time to visit your favourite!

Price: $75 + HST per person

Available On

Date Purchase Tickets
Sun July 16
Sun July 30
Sun August 27

Trip Details

Trip Start Trip Return
Trip 2 Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm

Uxbridge – Stouffville Train Stations

Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Stouffville Train Station

Stouffville Train Station enttance

Stouffville Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

 

Map of rail line

Rail line map

Map to Stouffville Station

Stouffville Train Station Map - Click for details

6176 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Escape

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Experience a unique escape room and dinner on-board a moving heritage train.

The game will start upon your arrival at the train station. After boarding the train and enjoying a meal in our dining car, the game will continue with car to car action. The train will arrive back at the station at 9 pm. Will you be able to find the secret in time?

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!
 

Dining car 101

Fine dining in car 101

Meal Options

Chicken Breast with a Creamy Garlic Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Seasoned Green beans

Vegetarian: Eggplant Parmesan, Roasted Potatoes and Seasoned Green beans

All meals include a pre-dinner roll and warm chocolate brownie for dessert. Water, coffee and tea are also included. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Available On

Date Purchase Tickets
Sat June 10 SOLD OUT
Sat June 24 SOLD OUT
Sat July 8 SOLD OUT
Sat July 22 SOLD OUT

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Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

Engineer For The Day

Have you always wanted to be an engineer? Does a member of your family want to be an engineer? Are you looking for a Birthday or Father’s Day gift idea they will never forget? Come enjoy a once in a lifetime experience by becoming an “Engineer For The Day.”

How will you spend your day? Arrive at the Uxbridge Station yard at 8:00 am. The train will depart the station at 10:00 am for Stouffville and will return to the Uxbridge Station at 1:15 pm.

Engineer waving

Malcolm waving from 3612

Upon arrival you will meet the assigned engineer, the conductor and the rest of the crew. You will be given basic safety instructions along with a copy of the Operating Timetable and Daily Operating Bulletin. As we operate on track controlled by CN Rail, you will be able to view the CN daily instructions. You will accompany the engineer to the assigned locomotive, then you and the engineer will tour the locomotive and carry out any pre-start inspections. At this point you may have gotten slightly dirty so you’ll be glad that you are wearing work clothes. The engineer will then allow you to start the diesel engine.

While in the cab you will get to watch and listen as the engineer and train crew convey instructions back and forth. Your first lesson will be as the locomotive is run from its storage location to the front (known as the head-end) of the train and coupled up. As the train’s brakes are tested and other systems set up you will have the option of following the conductor through the brake test routines on the ground or remaining in the cab with the engineer.

View from the engineer chair

View from the locomotive

At departure time the conductor advises the “head end crew” that it’s safe to proceed and the engineer will show you how to ring the bell and pull the handle for whistles. Watch him as he gently pulls on the throttle. Don’t forget to wave at the passengers on the platform.

Along the way you will be invited to ring the bell and whistle for the road crossings. Once we arrive at Stouffville there will be a break to join the crew, have a coffee and eat those sandwiches or snacks you brought in your lunch pail.

All too soon it’s back on board and we back the train to Goodwood, so the engine assistant will be at the other end of the train sending instructions by radio to the engineer. If you wish, you may join him there or stay with the engineer in the cab. Once in Goodwood, the engine is uncoupled from the train and “run round” to the (new) front end, coupled up, brakes are tested and it’s off to Uxbridge.

When the day is complete at 1:30 pm, you may keep your visibility vest and your York-Durham engineer’s hat as souvenirs.

locomotive control board

Control board

Cost

The cost is $400 + HST. The fare includes two complementary tickets for your family to ride in the train when you are in the cab. Sorry, but family members cannot be in the cab with you when the train or engine is moving – they are welcome to join you during the breaks.

Booking Policy

Payment must be received in full at the time of reservation. Refunds will only occur if the trip is cancelled by the York-Durham Heritage Railway or if you advise us at least three weeks prior to the date of the trip. If cancelled by us, you will be provided the choice of re-reserving or having your payment refunded in full.

To make a reservation, please send an e-mail to ydhr@ydhr.ca with a title line of Engineer For The Day.

FAQ

When do you offer this ride?
From the first Sunday operation in June and each Sunday right through to the end of October.

How old must I be to qualify for Engineer For The Day?
You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Engineer For The Day. You will sign a release form before departure.

What should I wear and bring?
You will require sensible work shoes (open toed shoes and sandals are not permitted), work gloves and jeans or overalls. Please keep in mind that your clothes could get dirty. Earplugs are suggested. We will provide a complimentary crew visibility vest and a York-Durham Railway Engineer’s Hat. We suggest bringing your lunch.

Can I bring a camera?
Absolutely! We encourage you to bring a camera to remember the occasion.

Can I purchase a seat aboard the engine rather than purchasing the Engineer For The Day pass?
No, but we allow our guests to visit the locomotive cab while the train is at stopovers.

Santa Train

Take a ride with Santa!

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be riding our trains, departing from the Uxbridge Station only on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning November 26th through to December 18th.

Ride on our decorated train and enjoy on-board entertainment. The best part is Santa, who will visit each child at their seat. This is a great photo opportunity! Each child will also receive a gift bag upon departing the train.

Each round-trip departing from Uxbridge lasts approximately 1 hour. The train departs at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Available On

Date Purchase Tickets Date Purchase Tickets
Sat Nov 25 Sun Nov 26
Sat Dec 2 Sun Dec 3
Sat Dec 9 Sun Dec 10
Sat Dec 16 Sun Dec 17

Trip Details

Trip Depart Uxbridge Arrive Uxbridge
Trip 1 Depart Uxbridge 11:00 am Arrive Uxbridge by noon
Trip 2 Depart Uxbridge 1:00 pm Arrive Uxbridge by 2:00 pm
Trip 3 Depart Uxbridge 3:00 pm Arrive Uxbridge by 4:00 pm

Ticket Prices

$25 + HST for all passengers (infants under 1 not occupying a seat will ride free).
$90 + HST for Group of Four pass (This can be any combination of riders, and is different from our Family of Four offered during the regular season).

Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

Sunday Halloween Train

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Children wearing a costume ride our train for $1!

Enjoy entertainment and Halloween on-board our Halloween themed train. Children 12 and under dressed in their best and scariest Halloween costumes will travel for $1 (maximum 2 children per adult). (Select child with costume during checkout.) Upon departing the train, children will receive a goodie bag.

Interested in a shorter ride? See our Sunday Halloween Train trips.

Available On

Date Purchase Tickets Date Purchase Tickets
Sun Oct 22 Sun Oct 29

Sunday Trip Details

Our regular trains operate on Sundays from June through to the end of October, travelling the Uxbridge-Stouffville corridor. The train departs the Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from the Stouffville Station at noon. Round trips between Uxbridge and Stouffville are 2 hours. We offer four trip options, where you can either spend time in Stouffville or Uxbridge or stay on board the train.

Trip Start Trip Return
Trip 1 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am – Arrive Stouffville by 11:15 am Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm
Trip 2 Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm
Trip 3 Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm Depart Stouffville 4:00 pm - Arrive Uxbridge by 5:15 pm
Trip 4 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am - Arrive Stouffville by 11:00 am Depart Stouffville 4:00 pm - Arrive Uxbridge by 5:15 pm

Fall Sunday Fares – Sept 1 – Dec 31

Adult: $27
Senior (65+): $25
Student (13-17): $25

Child (2-12): $19
Children under 2: Free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): $84

Uxbridge – Stouffville Train Stations

Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Stouffville Train Station

Stouffville Train Station enttance

Stouffville Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

 

Map of rail line

Rail line map

Map to Stouffville Station

Stouffville Train Station Map - Click for details

6176 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Saturday Halloween Train

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Children wearing a costume ride our train for $1!

Enjoy entertainment and Halloween on-board our Halloween themed train. Children 12 and under dressed in their best and scariest Halloween costumes will travel for $1 (maximum 2 children per adult). (Select child with costume during checkout.) Upon departing the train, children will receive a goodie bag.

Interested in a longer ride? See our Sunday Halloween Train trips.

Available On

Date Purchase Tickets Date Purchase Tickets
Sat Oct 21 Sat Oct 28

Uxbridge 90 Minute Loop Details

Train rides are 90 minutes round trip departing and returning to Uxbridge with a brief stop in Goodwood. These trains only operate for Halloween.

Trip Depart Uxbridge Arrive Uxbridge
Trip 1 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am Arrive Uxbridge by 11:30 pm
Trip 2 Depart Uxbridge 12:30 pm Arrive Uxbridge by 2:00 pm
Trip 3 Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm Arrive Uxbridge by 4:00 pm

Fall Saturday Fares – Sept 1 – Dec 31

Adult: $20
Senior (65+): $18
Student (13-17): $18

Child (2-12): $15
Children under 2: Free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): $64

Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

Sunday Fall Colours

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What better way to enjoy the fall colours of the Oak Ridges Moraine than from your seat on-board our heritage train.

Interested in a shorter ride? See our Saturday Fall Colour trips.

Available On

Date Purchase Tickets
Sun Oct 1
Sun Oct 8
Sun Oct 15
trees in Fall Colours

Fall Colours

Sunday Trip Details

Our regular trains operate on Sundays from June through to the end of October, travelling the Uxbridge-Stouffville corridor. The train departs the Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from the Stouffville Station at noon. Round trips between Uxbridge and Stouffville are 2 hours. We offer four trip options, where you can either spend time in Stouffville or Uxbridge or stay on board the train.

Trip Start Trip Return
Trip 1 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am – Arrive Stouffville by 11:15 am Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm
Trip 2 Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm
Trip 3 Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm Depart Stouffville 4:00 pm - Arrive Uxbridge by 5:15 pm
Trip 4 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am - Arrive Stouffville by 11:00 am Depart Stouffville 4:00 pm - Arrive Uxbridge by 5:15 pm

Fall Sunday Fares – Sept 1 – Dec 31

Adult: $27
Senior (65+): $25
Student (13-17): $25

Child (2-12): $19
Children under 2: Free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): $84

Uxbridge – Stouffville Train Stations

Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Stouffville Train Station

Stouffville Train Station enttance

Stouffville Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

 

Map of rail line

Rail line map

Map to Stouffville Station

Stouffville Train Station Map - Click for details

6176 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Saturday Fall Colours

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What better way to enjoy the fall colours of the Oak Ridges Moraine than from your seat on-board our heritage train.

Interested in a longer ride? See our Sunday Fall Colour trips.

Available On

Date Purchase Tickets
Sat Sept 30
Sat Oct 7
Sat Oct 14
trees in Fall Colours

Fall Colours

Saturday Trip Details

Train rides are 90 minutes round trip departing and returning to Uxbridge with a brief stop in Goodwood. These trains only operate for Fall Colours.

Trip Depart Uxbridge Arrive Uxbridge
Trip 1 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am Arrive Uxbridge by 11:30 am
Trip 2 Depart Uxbridge 12:30 pm Arrive Uxbridge by 2:00 pm
Trip 3 Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm Arrive Uxbridge by 4:00 pm

Fall Saturday Fares – Sept 1 – Dec 31

Adult: $20
Senior (65+): $18
Student (13-17): $18

Child (2-12): $15
Children under 2: Free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): $64

Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

Grandparents’ Day

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On Sunday September 10, grandparents ride for half price!

Sunday, September 10 is Grandparents' Day! Treat yours to a trip on the York-Durham Heritage Railway through the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine. Fare for Grandparents are half price when accompanied by a fare-paying grandchild. (Fare adjusted during check out.)

There are boarding facilities for disabled persons available in Uxbridge. Please contact us in advance for accommodation at ydhr@ydhr.ca and book your seats in Car 106.


Available On

Date Purchase Tickets
Sun Sept 10

Sunday Trip Details

Our regular trains operate on Sundays from June through to the end of October, travelling the Uxbridge-Stouffville corridor. The train departs the Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from the Stouffville Station at noon. Round trips between Uxbridge and Stouffville are 2 hours. We offer four trip options, where you can either spend time in Stouffville or Uxbridge or stay on board the train.

Trip Start Trip Return
Trip 1 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am – Arrive Stouffville by 11:15 am Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm
Trip 2 Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm
Trip 3 Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm Depart Stouffville 4:00 pm - Arrive Uxbridge by 5:15 pm
Trip 4 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am - Arrive Stouffville by 11:00 am Depart Stouffville 4:00 pm - Arrive Uxbridge by 5:15 pm

Regular Sunday Fares

Sunday Fares: June 1 – Aug 31

Adult: $26
Senior (65+): $24
Student (13-17): $24
Child (2-12): $18
Children under 2: Free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): $81

Sunday Fares: Sept 1 – Dec 31

Adult: $27
Senior (65+): $25
Student (13-17): $25
Child (2-12): $19
Children under 2: Free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): $84

Uxbridge – Stouffville Train Stations

Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Stouffville Train Station

Stouffville Train Station enttance

Stouffville Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

 

Map of rail line

Rail line map

Map to Stouffville Station

Stouffville Train Station Map - Click for details

6176 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Ice Cream Day

Ice Cream Trip

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Ride the train on Sunday July 23rd and receive a free scoop of ice cream, compliments of the Uxbridge Kawartha Dairy. Ice cream will be served at the Uxbridge Station from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm As always, there is entertainment on the train for the whole-family to enjoy.

Available On

Date Purchase Tickets
Sun July 23

Sunday Trip Details

Our regular trains operate on Sundays from June through to the end of October, travelling the Uxbridge-Stouffville corridor. The train departs the Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from the Stouffville Station at noon. Round trips between Uxbridge and Stouffville are 2 hours. We offer four trip options, where you can either spend time in Stouffville or Uxbridge or stay on board the train.

Trip Start Trip Return
Trip 1 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am – Arrive Stouffville by 11:15 am Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm
Trip 2 Depart Stouffville 12:00 NOON - Arrive Uxbridge by 1:15 pm Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm
Trip 3 Depart Uxbridge 2:30 pm - Arrive Stouffville by 3:45 pm Depart Stouffville 4:00 pm - Arrive Uxbridge by 5:15 pm
Trip 4 Depart Uxbridge 10:00 am - Arrive Stouffville by 11:00 am Depart Stouffville 4:00 pm - Arrive Uxbridge by 5:15 pm

Regular Sunday Fares

Sunday Fares: June 1 – Aug 31

Adult: $26
Senior (65+): $24
Student (13-17): $24
Child (2-12): $18
Children under 2: Free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): $81

Sunday Fares: Sept 1 – Dec 31

Adult: $27
Senior (65+): $25
Student (13-17): $25
Child (2-12): $19
Children under 2: Free
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): $84

Uxbridge – Stouffville Train Stations

Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station entrance

Uxbridge Train Station

Stouffville Train Station

Stouffville Train Station enttance

Stouffville Train Station

Map to Uxbridge Train Station

Uxbridge Train Station Map - Click for details

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON
Directions to Uxbridge, Ontario

 

Map of rail line

Rail line map

Map to Stouffville Station

Stouffville Train Station Map - Click for details

6176 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON