Good Read: All aboard! Assiniboine Park’s mini steam train is back on track


Some light (miniature) transportation news to take you into the weekend!

“The miniature steam train that had been out of commission at Assiniboine Park is rolling again.

Tim Buzunis, owner and operator of the popular Winnipeg tourist attraction, credits a company in the United States with looking through the original blueprint of the train that has run loops next to the zoo for 54 years.

But he’s happy to have his train back, which he says matters to the many passengers he’s met since taking ownership of the family-run business in 1988.”

“I know the train is loved by a lot of people,” he said. “I’ve had as many as four, five generations [of some families] ride this train.”

“I do run it with love and a lot of respect for my father, who started it,” he said.”

Click here to read the full CBC article.