Shirley Bedard, Cory Wardrop and his dog Spike try out the new benches outside George Little House, crafted with a train wheelset and donated by Terrace Rotary. Mike Praticante from Azorcan, Bryan Raposo from Western Pacific Metal Works and Dennis Moore of Chase Autobody Supplies cleaned up the old wheels and axel, welded on the bench brackets, and painted the metalwork. Jackie Lieuwen photo

New Terrace benches made with train wheels

A train wheel and axle form the base of the new benches by George Little House

A train wheel and axle form the base of the new benches by George Little House.

The idea was inpired by Charlie Graydon, who saw similar bences in Vancouver.

He contacted CN and rounded up the train wheels, which came from Hazelton.

Terrace Rotary headed up the project from there, with a handful of local businesses chipping in to help.

Mike Praticante from Azorcan, Bryan Raposo from Western Pacific Metal Works and Dennis Moore of ChaseAutobody Supplies cleaned up the old wheels and axel, welded on the bench brackets, and painted the metalwork.

 

Terrace Rotary project director David Oatway was a key player in putting the benches together, and the idea was inspired by Charlie Graydon, who saw similar benches with train wheels in Vancouver. Photo contributed