Little Prince Ready to Roll
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.