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Railway Museum Turns to Big Timbers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 5:57 AM

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.

They point to the pavilion created for Pemberton, pemberton( in image at right) a building  said to be worth $2 million dollars,  but  was built at a total cost  for $500 thousand.

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.


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