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Ride on one of York-Durham Heritage Railway’s vintage Pullman coaches or cafe cars to and from the Town of Uxbridge. Our train runs through the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine between Uxbridge and Stouffville, with shorter trips on some weekends. Join us and celebrate the wonders of rail travel from an era gone by, on coaches preserved for your present day comfort.

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We are a not-for-profit organization recognized by Canada Revenue Agency. Donations of goods, services, or time, are gladly accepted.

The line was built starting in the south and moving northwards, the first sod being turned at the Scarborough Junction (site of today’s Scarborough GO station).

The Stouffville-Uxbridge line our train runs on was built in the 1860’s by William Gooderham, a well-known distiller from Toronto.

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 the Stouffville or Uxbridge stations

What Our Riders Have to Say

  • “This is an excellent summer weekend day trip for couples, retired or with young kids or grandkids. It’s impressive to see first generation 1950’s diesels built in Montreal Canada still running or prewar passenger cars that once took men on their path to Normandy. It’s a museum in wheels. There are lots of theme weekends, but any trip they offer won’t disappoint.”
    Melody Lowery
  • “Wonderful volunteers make this a care-free family outing. This was a relatively simple idea for an outing; pack some lunch, drive to Stouffville Station then sit in air-conditioned comfort and watch the green pastures pass by on our way to Uxbridge. Explore, then return. What made this outing particularly enjoyable was the warmth and energy displayed by all staff, who I understand to be entirely made up of volunteers. Aside from the conductors there were entertainers including two musicians and a clown for the kids. They all displayed so much energy. ”
    Conall Leigh

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Our Locations


Uxbridge Train Station

19 Railway Street, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E5

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Stouffville Go Station

6176 Main St, Stouffville, ON L4A 2S5

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