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100-year-old steam engine runs again

Fort George Park Steam train

Photo by Jack Bowling on Flickr

The Little Prince has a long history. The tiny steam engine ran B.C. tracks during the early days of the railroad and was even present at the driving of the Last Spike.Then it retired to the Exploration Park museum in Fort George Park in Prince George, giving rides to children and families every summer. But as it gets older, the number of people who know how to look after it get fewer and far between. Earlier this year, Exploration Place manager Tracy Calogheros explained why the Little Prince would not be running this summer.

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But now, new engineers have been found and the Little Prince has been refurbished. Daybreak's Wil Fundal met the men who gave the Little Prince the steam to keep on going.

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