Toronto John Street Roundhouse Open May 24-25

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by RobertInOntario, May 15, 2008.

  1. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Toronto's John Street Roundhouse (railway museum) will be open to the public on May 24-25 as a Toronto "Doors Open" event.

    I'm really looking forward to this. I've gone there during recent years (previous Open Doors events) but this year should be extra-special because TRHA members have made good progress at this Canadian railway museum.

    Not only will the turntable be functional, but there will be live steam models running outdoors (that you can ride on) as well as a model railway show inside the roundhouse. :mrgreen: I believe you can also tour the roundhouse and see all the recent developments and restoration projects, see the turntable operating, not to mention seeing the roundhouse's diesel switcher.

    And, if it's like previous years, you should be have to enjoy free beer samples from the Steam Whistle Brewery! :mrgreen::mrgreen:

    I'm planning to attend on the Saturday morning with my young sons and strongly recommend visiting this year.

    Here's a link to their website:
    Toronto Railway Historical Association

    Cheers, Rob
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Rob, having moved from the GTA a year ago makes me really want to see some pics if you get some please post them.
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    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Sure, I'll take and post some! BTW, there are some good pics on their website as well. I also took some last summer when we walked around the grounds and saw some of the locos parked outside. I'll try to get some shots of the turntable and the outdoor live steam locos as well as the model train show. Cheers, Rob
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    Just a reminder that this is coming up this weekend. I'm really looking forward to it and hoping to go on Saturday morning. Cheers, Rob
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    I'm looking forward to your pictures probably just as much.
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    I'll make sure I bring my digital camera and that its batteries are all charged up! :mrgreen: Cheers, Rob
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