Special Bookings

Group and Charter Bookings

YDHR Group & Charter bookings are perfect for any occasion. If you have something to celebrate, or just want to spend a day with a group of friends, then what could be more special than a celebration on a YDHR train? Group & Charter bookings are available from June to October. We offer special discounted rates for groups of 20 or more on our regularly scheduled trains.


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Corporate Events

Planning a successful meeting, event or reward program sounds simple. Making it happen isn’t. That’s why YDHR’s corporate events are the ultimate solution – unique and unexpected. Yes you CAN mix business with pleasure!




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Movie Shoots

Built in 1904, the railway station is a prime location for period movie shoots. Our 1950's Pullman coaches, baggage car, locomotives, caboose, snack and entrainment cars, and various vintage equipment are all available for shoots. To view some of our equipment and see what we have to offer, visit our listing at the Ontario Film Commission or email us at movieshoots@ydhr.ca.

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

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