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Road train a popular method of Tatamagouche travel for locals, visitors

['<p>The Tatamagouche Road Train carries a group of people through the village. About 9,000 passengers have enjoyed a trip on the vehicle since it began in early July.</p>']
['<p>The Tatamagouche Road Train carries a group of people through the village. About 9,000 passengers have enjoyed a trip on the vehicle since it began in early July.</p>']

TATAMAGOUCHE – People are finding the road train to be one of the most interesting ways of getting around in Tatamagouche.

The novel yellow and green railway-themed vehicle has now carried about 9,000 passengers.

“It’s very, very popular,” said Dave Gunn, operations manager with the Tatamagouche Road Train Society. “All the people have big smiles and are happy and the village is booming.”

Through fundraising and grants, $99,000 was raised to purchase the train and have it shipped from China earlier this year. It began running July 1.

There is no charge to ride the train but donations are accepted to cover ongoing costs.

“Donations are good and we’re keeping our head above water,” said Gunn. “It’ll be running right through September, during Oktoberfest and the parade.”

The road train runs from 10 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. each day, except Monday mornings. It leaves the Foodland parking lot and goes to the Train Station Inn and Creamery Square, with a loop taking about half an hour. It was travelling to Nelson Park until the ban on travel in wooded areas went into effect.

The train consists of an engine with two seats and a passenger car that can hold 28 people. Top speed is 25 kilometres per hour.

lynn.curwin@tc.tc

 

 

 

The novel yellow and green railway-themed vehicle has now carried about 9,000 passengers.

“It’s very, very popular,” said Dave Gunn, operations manager with the Tatamagouche Road Train Society. “All the people have big smiles and are happy and the village is booming.”

Through fundraising and grants, $99,000 was raised to purchase the train and have it shipped from China earlier this year. It began running July 1.

There is no charge to ride the train but donations are accepted to cover ongoing costs.

“Donations are good and we’re keeping our head above water,” said Gunn. “It’ll be running right through September, during Oktoberfest and the parade.”

The road train runs from 10 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. each day, except Monday mornings. It leaves the Foodland parking lot and goes to the Train Station Inn and Creamery Square, with a loop taking about half an hour. It was travelling to Nelson Park until the ban on travel in wooded areas went into effect.

The train consists of an engine with two seats and a passenger car that can hold 28 people. Top speed is 25 kilometres per hour.

lynn.curwin@tc.tc

 

 

 

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