Become an "Engineer for a day"

Have you always wanted to be a locomotive engineer? With our "Engineer for a Day" program, it's within reach.

What will you get to do?

Accompany our lead engineer as he inspects the locomotive before departure. Start the engine yourself as you wave to the visitors on the platform, and listen to the conversations between the engineer and his crew. Along the way, keep an eye out for any obstructions on the track, and make sure to ring the bells for all road crossings! This is the perfect opportunity for any aspiring engineers to put their skills to the test.

Cost: $400 + HST

This fare includes tickets for two friends or family members to ride the train, while you are in the cab.

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, email us at engineerforaday@ydhr.ca