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Field Trip: West Coast Railway Heritage Park – Part 2

Click on each image for a closer look!

In this post, we highlight the recently opened new CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. This Roundhouse and an accompanying turntable are not restorations but rather are purpose built new structures. The Roundhouse was developed with the interior being outfitted with a complete set of radial tracks. But these tracks are embedded in a smooth concrete floor with rubber inserts such as those used in our park being used to provide a safe surface. The CPR Royal Hudson #2860 (shown below) is the centrepiece of the collection displayed in the roundhouse.

In the image at the lower left, Don Evans, my host and the CEO and President of the West Coast Railway Association, stands beside a large steam engine bell that graces a display area just inside the doors of the roundhouse.

Click here to read Part 3 of this series and watch a video about the Roundhouse.

Posting and photos by Russ Milland

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