A Special Fall Colours Viewing Excursion on the York-Durham Heritage Railway

Submitted by Jasmina on Mon, 2006-10-09 23:55.
2006-10-14 10:30
2006-10-14 16:15

York-Durham Heritage RailwayFrom the deep reds of the sumac bushes to the yellows and oranges of the maples and oaks, fall on the Oak Ridges Moraine it is a riot of color. In preparation for the winter, wildlife is often bolder at this time of year where more than the usual number of sightings of beaver, deer, turkeys and foxes can be seen from the train. Mother nature determines the exact timing, but the York-Durham Heritage Railway will be operating a special excursion to view the riot of color in the rural areas of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

This will be the first time in over 40 years that passengers will be able to board a train at Unionville's historic station on Main Street Unionville and ride directly to the country town of Uxbridge. The train will also be making a stop at Markham's equally historic GO station located on Main Street Markham.

The train consists of vintage railway cars, some dating back 85 years, hauled by 50 year old "first generation" diesel locomotives. On board passengers will find an open door baggage car with safety barriers for enhanced viewing of the fall colors as well as souvenir and snack counters.

For further information, please call 905-852-3696 or read this PDF document.


Location

Unionville Historic Station
Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON
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