Sir John A 1095 Train 2015
Classic train engine, hand carved then die-cast in pewter (palm sized, flat)
I chose to make 2015’s design the Spirit of Sir John A 1095 Train firstly to celebrate our First Prime Minister’s 200th birthday and secondly to celebrate the great men and women of Kingston who worked so hard to bring this train home. The Kingston chapter of Jaycee’s and Jaycette’s (now JCI Canada) ran the project to create a landmark in Confederation Park with the old steam engine.
The 1095 Train was built in 1913 and ran the rails until 1960. The train has become an icon of our great city and a reminder of the dedication of that first parliament to link each province of Canada by a railroad. The railway is still the best way to explore our great land, full of great vistas running through small rural towns and many major cities.
If you missed us at the Fat Goose fair this year, find us at the Holiday Market, Girls’ Night Out, or at the Queen’s University campus bookstore. Or have this gift wrapped and delivered to you, in time for gift giving!