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CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destination"
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Author:  PMC [ Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:59 am ]
Post subject:  CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destination"

Whatever that means:

http://panow.com/article/736196/locomot ... erta-bound

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Author:  JayZee [ Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destinatio

What I took from the posting mentioning $1mil is a operational restoration is possible. It sounds like the money is already on hand by the sound of it.

Author:  70000 [ Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destinatio

This would appear to be where it is off to.........

http://www.aspencrossing.com/about

Uses part of the former CPR Eltham to Hays line according to my Canadian rail atlas.

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destinatio

Reading the article tells me, people want a better condition for the locomotive and somebody, or some group, appreciates it and has a vision for it. "Losing battle with the elements" and vandalism are both mentioned inthe write-up. Hello? Somebody finally gets it!

Sounds good for the Pacific, if nothing more.

Author:  whitworth [ Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destinatio

5080 is going to Aspen Crossing Railway, south of Calgary, and will be restored to operation by Al Broadfoot. Al ran the BCR steam shop from 1974-2001 (Royal Hudson 2860), and later restored CP 2816.

Author:  PMC [ Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destinatio

I think it was the reporter who came up with the term. Actually any place with tracks is a "train-themed destination". CP's yard in Calgary is a "train-themed destination" for example.

Author:  Bobharbison [ Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destinatio

As "70000" mentioned, It very clearly states where it's going.

Quote:
Ownership of the iconic landmark at the Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds was recently transferred to Aspen Crossing Railway Corporation - a train-themed destination outside Calgary.


And, at least in this case, that's another way of saying railroad museum/tourist railway etc.

Author:  k5ahudson [ Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destinatio

Did 5080 ever get moved to Aspen Crossing? I read it was happening last May, but I haven't heard a thing since this initial post.

Author:  PMC [ Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: CN 4-6-2 5080 moving to Calgary "train-themed destinatio

I messaged them on Facebook and just seconds ago received this reply: "We have no new updates at this time regarding Engine 5080." I wonder if they have sticker shock about paying for the move from BC.

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