Roundhouse Park Gets a Playground!
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Every park deserves a fine playground for the wee ones! The Toronto Railway Heritage Centre is no exception. In the pictures above, we see that a playground is being installed in Roundhouse Park and features a steam engine for the kids to climb on. The designers have whymsically named the locomotive as GTRR (Grand Trunk Railroad?) #1929. I am not sure it would be easy to find a real prototype for this model but with a bit of imagination it vaguely resembles the Fairlie engines used on one of the first narrow gauge railways in Toronto although these engine had boilers at both ends.
Posting by Russ Milland; Pictures by Lance Gleich & James Rasor