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Little Prince Ready to Roll

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 5:53 AM
Little Prince revs its engine as engineer Frank Van Der Lans looks on

Little Prince ready for another season – photo 250News archive

Prince George, B.C. – Once again, the  little engine that could,  is ready to  rumble along the tracks  at  Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.

Starting Saturday,  the “Little Prince”  will be  operating  between noon and 8 p.m. Thursdays Through Sunday  all summer long.

“We passed  our steam inspection and our railway inspection  of the actual  train track this week too and all is well” says Tracy Calogheros,  CEO of the Exploration Place where the  Little Prince makes its home. “The guys were  going  to do a few practice runs,  but it’s looking like rain, which is always a problem, but we will roll it around  the tracks at least a couple of times before  we start putting people on it.”

A train ticket  remains  the same price as last year,   one dollar for those under 2,  $2.50 for riders aged 2 to 18,   and $3.50 for adults.

The Little Prince  is now 104 years old.  It was built in 1912 for use in the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway ( later CN)  which was  completed in 1914.



This is so neat! Rather than sitting as a static display, this little engine is giving way more pleasure by doing what it was built for.

Awesome!!! Going to be taking the little fella this weekend

We got the test runs in yesterday and from the looks of the weather today it’s a good thing! We are opening at noon on Saturday (as long as it isn’t still raining) and we are kicking off the ice cream season too! This year we are selling handcrafted, made in Prince George ice cream from Frozen Paddle! We will be at the Fort George Station Thursdays through Mondays after this weekend! Choo Choo!

    Local ice cream and the Little Prince. Who could ask for anything more…..

nice little experience for everyone. We just need to get a paddle wheel to up and down the Fraser as an attraction. The BX2.

Great to see the Little Prince at South fort George park again , what a nice attraction

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