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Celebrate John Galt Day in downtown Guelph

By shost at 9:09 am on Saturday, August 2, 2008

Note: I am involved in organizing the festivities for the event below. I am posting here out of interest to some blog readers:

Join the citizens of Guelph as we celebrate our founder, John Galt Day on Monday August 4th by the River Run Centre in Guelph. This is located beside the Guelph Junction Railway and as a result there are railway related activities on-site.

The Guelph Historical Railway Association is playing a role in the festivities, our 1941 Canadian Pacific Railway wooden caboose (436994) is now on-site and will be on display for the weekend.

On Monday, the GHRA will be hosting handcar rides on the main and siding track just north of the River Run, using Handcars supplied by the Palmerston Railway Museum, who will also have a table on site.

The Locomotive 6167 restoration committee will also have a display, and all groups will have some souveneirs and items for sale.

There will be plenty of other groups participating, with activities and fun for all ages. Best of all, it’s all free! Hours of operation on Monday is 11AM to 4 PM.

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- Steve Host


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