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York Durham Heritage Railway makes plea for support after coronavirus losses

President says railway could shut down permanently

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YDHR needs help

UXBRIDGE – The York Durham Heritage Railway (YDHR) is hoping the community can pull them through a perfect storm of bad business news.

The railway took the drastic step of laying off all its staff earlier this week in an effort to stave off bankruptcy, but YDHR President John Perks said if the organization doesn’t make up a shortfall of about $60,000 in the next four weeks, while the business is shut down, it could mean the end of the railway.

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The York-Durham Heritage Railway presented the ‘Santa Train’, which departed from Uxbridge on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24. One family hurried along to get on board to meet Santa.

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UXBRIDGE — Children lined up and got themselves ready for their turn to take a picture and a ride with Thomas The Tank Engine on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the York Durham Heritage Railway. Saturday, August 12th


York Durham Heritage Railway’s John Perks greeted passengers as they headed to the Wizard’s Festival on Oct. 27, featuring an interactive show aboard the train for passengers.

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