Railway and Forestry Museum Gets Cash for Ramp
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.”