Saturday, September 1, 2007

September Theme Day - Street Lights & Signs

I thought this would be a different type of post for the September's Theme Day of Street Lights & Street Signs. Although the street lights are quite normal, it's the sign called "Runaway Truck Ramp" that is a little unusual and figured there would not be too many of these in other city blogs. The Runaway Truck Ramp was installed about 20 years ago. It is supposed to be used in case of equipment failure (brakes & such) and that instead of a transport truck barreling right thru the centre of town it will be stopped in a safe manner.

If you click on the photo you can see the details a bit clearer as well as see different parts of North Bay. The blue water tower in the background is in the West Ferris area of North Bay where I had taken the pictures of deers and of the horse riders. As well you can see the top of St Vincent church as well. (it's a little to the right and above the North Bay sign)

Please check out one of the over 105 other Daily City Photo bloggers who are participating in this month's theme day!!

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Heritage Carousel (Horses)

Here's a shot of one of the North Bay Heritage carousels located on the Lake Nipissing waterfront. When you click on the photo you can see a bird at the top of the building, it's real and just happened to want to pose in my photo!!

Here's a bit of the history of the carousel from the Heritage website:

"Todd Goings of Marion, Ohio, was contacted to rebuild a 1908 Herschell-Spillman mechanism. Chuck Kaparich of Missoula, Montana carved 28 horses and the North Bay Wood Carvers carved 9. Each of these horses were put up for adoption and were adopted in about three months. Other parts of the carousel where then put up for adoption, thus raising funds to pay for the horses, and to paint and furbish the Carousel.
Local artists were approached to paint 33 horses and 28 original paintings of local scenes. A rocking chariot, stationary chariot, spinning tub and band organ were carved using local designs that reflect the wildlife of Northern Ontario. The carousel was assembled by its dedicated volunteers."

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ticket Office for Heritage Railway

This old train caboose has been put to good use. It is now the ticket office for the Heritage Railway and Carousel. Some grandparents can be seen sitting and enjoying the day amongst the flowers. If you click on the photo, you will get more detail and will even be able to see the prices for the rides ($5 for 6 ride ticket or $1 per single ride ticket). Anytime we have company from out of town we always bring them down to the Lake Nipissing waterfront so they can see the train and carousels.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

North Bay Heritage Train

The Heritage Train and Carousel is run by volunteers. Here we see them waiting for some passengers to ride one of the trains.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Heritage Railway & Carousel Company

Here's a photo of the entrance to the carousel and miniature railway. The entrance is located on Memorial Drive (with the beach and Lake Nipissing on the west side).