York–Durham Heritage Railway
|York–Durham Heritage Railway|
|Built by||William Gooderham
|Original gauge||3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)(?) 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Length||20 km (12 mi)|
|Preserved gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Opened||1868 as Toronto and Nipissing Railway|
|York-Durham Heritage Railway|
Trains are scheduled from June through mid-October, and are pulled by an Alco RS-11 diesel locomotive, #3612, which was built for the Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway in 1956 . Coaches include both vintage heavyweights built in the 1910s and 1920s, and lightweight cars from 1954.
- 1951 MLW RS-3 #1310
- 1955 MLW RS-3 #22
- 1956 ALCO RS-11 #3612
- 1919 Pullman Company Colonist Sleeper #4960
- 1957 National Steel Car Baggage Car #9636
- 1953 CPR Caboose #434908
- 1950 CCF flat Car #662339 - ex-CNR
- 1930 CCF Solarium/Lounge Coach #15041 ex-CNR
- Green Bay and Western Railway Hopper car #165
- 1919 National Steel Car box car #406308 ex-CNR
- ex-CNR Day Coach #3232 and #3209
- 3 track inspection cars
Line and yard
The railway cars are stored at an open rail yard on Railway Street/King Street West in Uxbridge, Ontario. Several railway sheds are on the yard. The most significant is the Uxbridge Station, built in 1904, serves as one of two stops on the railway line. The trains travel along a small section of GO Transit's Stouffville line, running between Lincolnville and Stouffville GO stations.
The YDHR is operated entirely by volunteers of the York–Durham Heritage Railway Association. Its membership is made up of men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds; students, families, single men & women, retired teachers, computer specialists, chemical engineers, financial analysts, motor mechanics, and more. All of these people enjoy the challenge of volunteer work and the pleasure of knowing their heritage is being preserved.
|Preceding station||York–Durham Heritage Railway||Following station|
- Vyhnak, Carola (2008-06-15). "Sentimental journey". Toronto Star.