Yaletown Caboose

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If you live or work in Yaletown chances are you have probably seen the Yaletown Caboose. Although some may be infuriated that two parking spots have been lost, most seem to like this new display of public art.

Here is more info on the caboose:

What is happening?
The Yaletown BIA has located an authentic, decommissioned railway caboose near Mainland and Nelson, alongside Yaletown Park. This is part of a “heritage street furnishings” program undertaken by the Yaletown BIA to commemorate Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary in 2011.

What is it for?
This caboose is an icon and a landmark, recalling the railway history of Yaletown and the connection that Vancouver has long had with rail transportation. The caboose will initially serve as an event centre for community events such as Christmas Toy Drive, Halloween and some celebrations of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary in 2011.

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