Sunday, October 12, 2014

Riding the South Simcoe Railway

With cool temperatures in the air and fall colours in the trees it is time for a journey on a steam train through the countryside of New Tecumseth. The South Simcoe Railway station is located on Mill Street off County Road 10 in the town of Tottenham which is just an hour north of Toronto. Fall colour excursions continue until October 19, 2014.

"You'll travel in restored 1920's coaches over the rails of a century-old branchline that once connected Hamilton with Barrie and Collingwood. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the vintage locomotive as you travel through the rolling countryside. The return trip from Tottenham to Beeton takes just under an hour, highlighted by the Conductor's friendly and informative commentary. Experience travel as our ancestors did, and learn about the history of the railways that made Canada what it is today!"

See more of the train after the jump.

A mound of coal sits besides the passenger cars
The entrance off of Mill Street. There is no parking directly on site. Park on the street or in the parking lot just east of the railway.

An old freight train sits beside the passenger train. Layers of paint are slowly peeling off
The engineer shovels coal into the furnace
The 1880's steam locomotive was rebuilt in Montreal in 1914
Inside the 1920's passenger car #74

The conductor punches the tickets

The engineer takes pictures of the engine and the open furnace

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