Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Heritage Railway/ Sepia Scenes

Uxbridge-Durham Heritage Railway

I hope you can hear the conductor calling "All aboard!"

Operating in central Ontario, the Uxbridge-Durham Railway, run by volunteers, carries tourists 20 kilometers from Uxbridge to Stouffville (and back) on Saturdays and Sundays from May to mid October.

This is a closeup of the well-maintained station. Hey look! Toronto is only 41 mile from here.

The railway also includes several refurbished passenger cars built in the 1920s and some 1950s locomotives.

Regular weekend rides are now closed for the season, but you can still ride the Santa/ Christmas route in December.

To see other Sepia Scenes visit MaryT at http://sepiascenes.blogspot.com/

23 comments:

KOSTAS said...

Really I admire these beautiful photographs, very good post!
Bravo!

Yen said...

I was thinking of posting something about trains too but changed my mind..Nice photos!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Loved your choice for the photo ... and the conductor really helped add that old-time feel as well!

ellen b said...

Ahh, beautiful sepia scenes...

Jan said...

Wonderful photos. The sepia makes them appear to be from another era. It's just great that volunteers do all this.

Rose said...

Wonderful pictures...I would love to see this in person. Another place that needs to be preserved..

marLou said...

This definitely looks like of an era gone by! Great post!

Shammickite said...

I can't see your photos due to slow laptop and piggybacked wi-fi here in Florida... but I know the sound of the YDHR engine very well, it hoots right in my back yard every weekend during the summer.

Carletta said...

These are gorgeous!
You have superb talent for finding just the right subject for all the memes you do - really nice!

Annie said...

Excellent series of photos. It's wonderful that people have preserved this station and these trains.

bintang said...

Durham is great historical place to be..
and this sepia tone make it more nostalgic..

ilanadavita said...

Very nice old touch to your photos.

Rambling Round said...

Takes me back, way back!

Leora said...

I love old trains and old train stations. We had an old train station in Newton, MA, where I grew up, but the trains are now quite new. The old train photos remind me of the one we rode in Vermont, through beautiful countryside. Great choice for sepia.

Becky and Gary said...

This group fits sepia just perfect! We love anything to do with trains. Kudos to anyone who maintains these old stations for the public to enjoy. Great post!

Robin said...

Trains work so well in sepia, they give such a feeling of time gone by.

We rode a similar tourist railway in New England this past summer.

see you there! said...

Once again, I love sepia images. I think it must be fun to ride the Santa train.

Darla

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful works. It looks stunning in the sepia tones.

I am doing something different on my Gordon, Ohio blog. I set out to photograph and describe every house in the village where I was born.

Gordon, Ohio

Dianne said...

the first photo tells an entire story, perfectly framed.

all three are fantastic!!

Askew To You said...

Great shots. The conductor really adds to the old timey feel of the train station. Cool!

Mojo said...

That's curious. I would have thought they'd give the distance in kilometers, not miles.

In any case, the station makes a wonderful subject for sepia!

Greyscale Territory said...

What a gorgeous trip back into old worlds! Love all these shots!

dot said...

I love your sepia scenes! You did a great job on this post!

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