Railway Museum Turns to Big Timbers
Prince George, B.C.- The Railway and Forestry Museum has been working towards the construction of a pavilion that would not only protect the rolling stock from the elements, but make the exhibits accessible for all.
Bring on the Timber Framers Guild.
A group that uses the construction of a large timber project as a training and education project for members of the Guild. The labour is volunteer based.
Yes there still needs to be funding, the but in a presentation to Prince George City Council, the Museum says large timber projects can be built at 50, 60 or 70 cents on the dollar of a conventional project.
The Railway Museum project for Prince George is three times the size of the Pemberton project.
Museum CEO Ranjit Gill has asked City Council to support the project in the form of administration when it comes to getting volunteers together and the reporting out of the financial components. Some money has already been raised for the project, and the Museum has an application before the Northern Development Initiative Trust.
Council wants some more information, and the matter has been forwarded to Administration to find out how the City can best help make things happen.