Monday, February 8, 2010

The Steam Train Comes to Town


Today's travels take us back in time to the age of steam as I watched the Royal Hudson steam train roll into White Rock this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Over two hundred people took the train trip from Vancouver and will return tomorrow. The old steam train number 2860 is here as part of the pre Olympic celebrations.

The Royal Hudsons were built between 1929 and 1940. 2860 was one of the last five built. She travelled between Vancouver and Revelstoke and was known as a high speed train travelling at 90 miles an hour.

It was fun to be part of the enthusiastic crowd at the old White Rock Station, which is now a museum. The mayor greeted the passengers as they got off the train.

Now if White Rock could get their act together to provided enough parking or shuttle busses for people to get down to the front our celebrations would be even bigger and better.

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