SPRX #15's Journey

SPRX #15's Journey

Monday, November 14, 2011

Southern Prairie Railway Kicks Off!!

Southern Prairie Railway held it's community kick off on November 4th in front of hundreds of onlookers. A freshly painted and restored locomotive #15 along with a partially restored passenger car rolled into the 1912 Ogema train station to thunderous applause. (Visit Southern Prairie Railway on Facebook for a video of the train arriving in Ogema)

With the arrival of the Train in Ogema, the real restoration of the passenger car can begin. While in Assiniboia, the interior of the car was completely stripped as well as the exterior. I new coat of paint was added to the roof and the majority of the exterior. The interior will be restored to resemble it's original 1920's look over the winter.

The supper and silent auction held on the evening of our kick off was also a huge success. Bringing in much needed funds to help get this project off the ground. However, much still needs to be done to bring us to our July 2012 Grand Opening. Donations are gladly being accepted. For more information on our fundraising initiatives, visit http://www.southernprairierailway.com/fundraising.html or call Carol at (306) 459-2544.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us to this point. Here are a few pictures of how our train is looking today.

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