On June 25 I was able to visit the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum for about half an hour before it closed. I was really interested to see it as I have no direct experience with BC Rail (or its predecessor the Pacific Great Eastern) and I wanted to see some of their equipment.
I have quite a few photos loaded in my Prince George Railway Museum gallery, but here are some highlights. The museum has a lot of interesting rolling stock in its collection.
|One of the former Tumbler Ridge locomotives|
|Can I climb on the flanger?|
|Two of the three CP pieces here (the other is a steel caboose)|
|They have several items not on display on the other side of the turntable|
|A BC Rail Remote Control Car and some MOW cars|
|You can go inside this snowplow, very nice!|
|View from inside the snowplow|
|Their only steam engine, CN 1520|
|I liked this little GE 40 tonner, repainted in 2002|
|Nice interior of a passenger car|
|This RS-10 is not on display - needs a bit of TLC|
|On display but needs a LOT of TLC|
Unfortunately, all of the rolling stock is outdoors so they are showing the signs of weathering, some pretty heavily. I don't mean to complain - I know money and volunteer hours are short at all museums - but I wanted to make that observation.
There is a miniature railway on site but I didn't see it running.
|Very narrow gauge!|