(GDN) — The Kiwanis miniature train in Goldsboro’s Herman Park has delighted generations of riders.
Now, a new train and improved platform and patio are on the way.
Chip Craig from the Goldsboro Kiwanis Club gave an update on the miniature train replacement project at last week’s Goldsboro City Council meeting.
He says there was $152,000 in cash donations from the community for the project.
That means the Kiwanis Club has over $200,000 to spend for the new train, patio and platform.
Craig is hopeful the new train will arrive in April.
Right now, the new train is being fabricated in Texas and is about to head to the paint shop.
Craig says they’re also planning to rebuild the patio and platform with the personalized bricks used to raise funds for the project.
Completing the new station and patio area may mean a slight delay in getting the new train into operation.
The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro has been operating the miniature train in Herman Park since 1955, although the train is owned by the City of Goldsboro.
The old Kiwanis train is being sold by the city as surplus through govdeals.com.
The minimum bid for the train is $20,000, and bidding closes on Wednesday, February 16.