They used to run about 10 cars or so. I believe each car could hold around 80 people. The weekends were really good especially Sunday. During June and July it was common to have sold out trains or close to sold out.200-300 per train sounds like a lot...what's the capacity of the trains they ran?
The 2860 that used to run in Vancouver was donated to the West coast railway museum up in Squamish, BC. The museum started a very successful campaign to raise money to get the locomotive running again. To everyones amazement, they not only raised a huge amount of money in a short period of time, they also managed to get the locomotive running again in just over a year. The 2860 has made a handful of excursions in the last few years.My family rode the train from North Vancouver in the early l ate 70s-80s . A wonderful trip. Where is the locomotive now? I almost hate to ask, the way these beautiful machines have been scrapped in the past!!
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