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The Huntsville & Lake of Bay Experience

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Most Tuesdays during July and August, TRHA Board members Michael Guy and Russ Milland volunteer as engineer and fireman respectively to operate the passenger train on a railway which once claimed to be the world's smallest commercial passenger hauling railway. This was the Huntsville and Lake of Bays railway and it was all of 1 and 1/8 miles long connecting the steamboats on Lake of Bays to those on Peninsula Lake. It operated from 1905 to 1959. The current operation runs from the Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville to Fairy Lake with railway stations at either end. As can be seen in the pictures above, the restored steam engine and original passenger cars provide a wonderful open air ride. Also pictured above is Michael Guy, the engineer, showing the steam engine cab to young visitors and offering them pennies which have been squashed by the steam engine. Click on the pictures for a closer view.

For more information re location and operating hours, click here.

For more about the Society who brought the railway back to life and the story of the railway click here.

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