in the future...
Rotary Club's City Park Train Restoration Project
Harold Weaver and Jerry Henry took on the mechanical restoration.
"You in there, Harold?"
The "Rotary Special" was purchased
brand new by the Shelby Rotarians for the City Park in 1952. It is an Alan
Herschell Miniature Train G-16 Streamliner model that was a faithful scale
replica of the classic F-3 diesel that actually is powered by a four cylinder
air-cooled Wisconsin engine.The Restoration of the Train itself was completed
and installed on brand new track in the spring of 2000. It ran at the Foothills
Merry-Go Round Festival in April of 2000, and at the festival in 2001.
It then ran for about a month until the Depot construction project began
on June 6, 2001. The train opened for good at the 2002 Foothills Merry-Go-Round
Festival April 27th. Tony Izzi is the head "Engineer" for the Rotary Club.
For information on the restoration
contact Tony Izzi at 704-487-8888. Shelby Rotary Club Foundation, P.O.Box
1530, Shelby, NC 28151. Click
here for Depot Construction pictures.
Contact the Shelby
Parks and Recreation Department at (704) 484-6839 [main office] or
(704) 484-6476 [Carrousel and Train].
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