Permanent Tourist Train coming to Guelph!

Note: The GHRA is involved in start-up of this Tourist operation, if you are interested in helping out, visit us at one of our upcoming meetings
Source: Destiny Tours press release

On April 14, 2008, Destiny Tours International Inc. of Guelph, Ontario announced they are "on track" with another milestone project, launching a new Tourist Train for Guelph.

Named the Guelph Junction Express (tm), it will offer weekend sightseeing excursions year round on 17 miles of track from Guelph to Guelph Junction (Campbellville, Ontario). Passengers will board the train at John Galt Park adjacent to Guelph's River Run Centre in downtown Guelph.

The train will consist of 1950's vintage stainless steel cars, complete with Climate Control, offering passengers a comfortable ride as they view the rolling scenery of the environmentally protected Greenbelt of Ontario.

Meal services will be offered in two cars configured for full service dining, with a third railway car used in "Family Class" for those who just want a train ride.

Motive Power and crew will be provided by Ontario Southland Railway.

Service will be provided bi-weekly and is expected to launch in May. Special excursions will also be provided for holidays, such as Mothers Day, Thanksgiving fall colors tour, Halloween and Santa Clause Express.

Tickets and more information will be available at http://www.guelphjunctionexpress.ca and in person at Destiny Tours office at 717 Woolwich Street in Guelph

About Destiny Tours

Destiny Tours has been offering custom tours and travel for groups, families, couples and individuals since 1999. The company was honoured in 2001 as the winner of the Guelph Business Enterprise Centre.s .New Business Award. which was presented at the Awards of Excellence Gala in June of the same year.

Destiny has escorted hockey fans from all over North America to such countries as Sweden, Czech Republic, Russia, Canada, Finland, USA to cheer on Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships. This past December the company hosted it.s largest ever group of almost 450 fans back to the Czech Republic where Canada won Gold for a fourth straight year.

About the Guelph Junction Railway

The Guelph Junction Railway established in 1884 by a group of Guelph merchants was built as an alternative to the Grand Trunk Railway (now Canadian National Railway). Acquired by the City of Guelph a few years after operations began in 1888, the railway has been owned by the city since that time. The GJR as it is known is one of only 3 federally chartered railways in Canada next to the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.

 

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