Wooden Train for Holdingford Playground

In 2009 Holdingford is celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the first train arriving in town.  To honor this event the Holdingford Lions and several local businesses have pooled their efforts and have built a wooden train.  The size of each car is approximately 4' wide 6' tall and 8' long.

In four nights of work the group has changed a big pile of wood into a four car train.  The cars include a locomotive, a coal car, a tanker and a caboose.  Some finish work is still needed but the train will be ready to be in the Holdingford Dayz parade July 11th.  After the parade it will be set up in for kids to play in and on it.  A decision about whether it will be set up at Veteran's Park or the Trailhead Park is still under discussion.

The organizations sharing in the cost and effort include Headly Hardware, Scegura Insurance Agency, St. Rosa Lumber, Ron Schmidt Northwestern Mutual and the Holdingford Lions.  Special thanks go to Berkon Outdoors for the use of their shop and tools to complete the work.

Lion Mike Higgins sanding the coal car.

Lion Val Pilarski working on the caboose.
Photos by Joe Christensen
For more information contact Joe Christensen 746 2619 or Al Leinen at St. Rosa Lumber