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High Tea 2015

On Sunday, April 26th the society will be hosting its first ever High Tea at the Silver Mountain Station.

The tea will begin at 2:00 and the cost is $25 per person. The menu consists of tea sandwiches, scones, desserts and a variety of teas. The proceeds of the tea will benefit the society and the projects we currently have underway. For those on Facebook, you can view the event here.

We hope that this tea will grow and become an annual event for the society. Please take a drive out to Silver Mountain and help support our efforts to preserve history!

 


CN Caboose Update

Here is the latest news from the CN Caboose acquisition project.

Due to some scheduling conflicts with the City Clerk’s Office, our deputation before council has been rescheduled to Monday, May 4th (pending confirmation).

This past week society treasurer Shelley Simon had the opportunity to tour the inside of the caboose with Paul Fayrick, Manager of the Parks Division. The interior appears to be in good shape and it also gave us more information regarding the history of this particular piece railway rolling stock. Caboose “78175” was built by the CN Transcona Shops in Winnipeg in 1929, which certainly dates to the period of the PD. It’s current paint and configuration reflect a 1950’s appearance; it is the society’s intention to restore caboose, should we acquire it, to a 1930’s livery.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

CN Caboose Interior, April 2015.

We will post more information as it becomes available.