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Riding the Easter Express, railway prepares for season

April 26, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Full loads of train and Easter enthusiasts fans were “all aboard” for a scenic journey through the Beeton Creek Valley on the South Simcoe Railway’s historic excursion train. Participants travelled in restored 1920s coaches over the rails of a century-old branch line that once connected Hamilton with Barrie and Collingwood.
They enjoy the sights and sounds of the vintage locomotive as they travelled through the rolling countryside. The round trip from Tottenham to Beeton and back took 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!
The next scheduled excursion is opening day on Sunday, May 21. The regular season runs until Oct. 14, with the Halloween Express departing the Tottenham Station on October 27 and 28. For more information about the South Simcoe Railway, or to book tickets for their regular season visit them on line at: southsimcoerailway.ca.
Pictured are Conductor Eric “Smitty” Smith (far right) with members of his crew and the Easter Bunny on the platform in Tottenham prior to the final departure of the day.

Photo by Wendy Gabrek

         


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