All aboard with updated zoo train

Image credit: City of Saskatoon
Image credit: City of Saskatoon

The Kinsmen Express Train at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo has been given a new lease on life thanks to several students in the Auto Body Technician and Automotive Service Technician programs.

“These students got to make some lasting memories, and help other people make lasting memories as well,” says Scott Kucharyshen, Auto body program head. “One day they will be visiting the zoo with their families and see the train and, hopefully, be very proud of the work they did.”

Automotive Service Technician students rebuilt the engine’s transmission, repaired the body of the train and got it back in working order.

For the City of Saskatoon, a partnership such as this one is about creating impact on an entire city.

"Partnering with Sask Polytech means the City of Saskatoon gets access to skilled experts and can provide hands-on educational opportunities for students, while still managing to meet our own goals to ensure Saskatoon remains a great city to live, work and play in,” says Tim Sinclair-Smith, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo Manager.

Published August 2017.