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Railway Days at Heritage Park

Friday, 8 September 2023 - All aboard for Railway Days! This is your chance to see trains, ride trains, and discover everything you wanted to know about trains! Experience the thrill of riding authentic steam train, explore fascinating exhibits, and embark on interactive adventures for the whole family. Get ready for the ultimate railway extravaganza! Programming Includes: Double-Headed Steam Train: marvel at the impressive sight of not one but two powerful steam locomotives working together to pull historic passenger cars through the park’s scenic railway tracks. Turntable Demonstration: catch a rare glimpse of the turntable in action. Engine Cab Tours Steam Crane Interpretation: discover how steam-powered cranes were utilized in railway yards for lifting heavy loads with precision and efficiency. Speeder Demonstration (weather permitting) Handcar Rides (weather permitting): hop on a handcar and experience the unique sensation of manually operating this historic railway maintenance vehicle. Taking on Water at the Water Tower Demonstration: Learn about the process of replenishing the steam locomotive’s water supply at the water tower, a fundamental task in the era of steam trains. Rail Pavilion Featuring Model Train Displays Kid’s Railway Challenge: engage your children in interactive activities designed just for them, providing an exciting and educational experience. They even have the chance to win a special prize pack! Hobo Camp CPKC RailSense Booth Telegraphy Demonstrations: step into the world of communication before smartphones and experience the magic of sending telegrams from station to station. - Event Details