6213's Tender is Now Ready to Roll!
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This week, 6213's tender was rolled out of the fenced compound it has occupied at Exhibition Place since 1960 and onto a special rail equipped float for transport to the roundhouse. The locomotive itself will be loaded next week and will ride to the roundhouse atop a float custom-built for the purpose by Laurie McCulloch Movers.
Delays are always possible - even likely - for a heavy move and we have just been handed one. The trip for both engine and tender was to happen overnight Thursday/Friday next week but is now on hold for a few days as the City transportation engineering department reviews the permit application with reference to the loading on the Spadina Lakeshore bridge. The route is to be east on Lakeshore Boulevard westbound, which entails crossing the bridge, to avoid passing below the Gardiner with its restricted maximum height and difficult turn at Rees st.
We will post updates here as they become available.
Posting by Michael Guy; Pictures by Grant Kingsland