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Railway and Forestry Museum Gets Cash for Ramp

Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 3:53 AM


Rendering of pavilion, showing ramp that will  provide improved access to  Trains – image courtesy Railway and Forestry Museum

Prince George, B.C. – Good news for the Railway and Forestry Museum as it  moves to make the  site accessible for all visitors.The federal government has delivered a cheque for $50 thousand dollars to  be used for the construction of a ramp that will  let  mobility challenged visitors  access to the  trains that are on display.

“We had applied for the funding  a few months ago” says  Railway and  Forestry Museum Executive Director Ranjit Gill.

The ramp  is  part of the pavilion project  that will  put a roof over the  trains and protect them from the elements.   The project has been moving forward in phases,  building only what it can afford to build. “This ramp has to be done within a year”  says Gill “That’s the phase this money will be devoted to.”

Construction of the ramp is  slated to start this fall.

There is still  a need for funding to complete the  ‘roof’  of the pavilion which will protect  the collection  from the elements.  A funding campaign has been set up on the crowd funding site  indiegogo, The  campaign is called “On Board – Making History Accessible.”


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