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Restored 'The Spirit of Sir John A'

The starting point for a nice waterfront walk, this is well-preserved locomotive, fully restored in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An immaculate restored locomotive behind which stood Kingston's industrial past

This Engine 1095 was also known as the Spirit of Sir John A and it started servicing the railway... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ricky Y
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2 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
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All reviews city hall great photo opportunity tourist information kids will love small treat worth a quick stop bygone era steam train waterfront park picture taking piece of history take pictures kingston's history couple of hours all ages across the street on display
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The starting point for a nice waterfront walk, this is well-preserved locomotive, fully restored in 2013 by a volunteer group.. Alongside the tourist information office. You might have to be patient to get an uninterrupted view of it, as it appears to be a popular...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Engine 1095 was also known as the Spirit of Sir John A and it started servicing the railway industry back in 1913, only retiring after 47 years in 1960. The Confederation Park where it lay to rest was in fact a train yard with...More

Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A well restored steam engine in a prominent position right behind the train station on the waterfront. Get up close, have that all important photo but do not climb on it.

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is the sort of Train engine you think of when you think about the past, its in beautiful condition and surprised its just left outdoors on display and you can go right up to it, and way not.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was really cool to see, the restoration was beautiful. It would be incredible to see it running. Only downfall is that it's always surrounded by people trying to take pics with it so it's hard to get a moment of peace.

Thank 08mel1986
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a really great restoration of locomotive 1095. The restoration committee has done a really great job. This area of Kingston is lovely, so much to enjoy! While you are there, enjoy a boatride through - 90 minutes or more. It is really great...More

Thank BlueJai
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Right on the waterfront by the City Hall, this locomotive is fascinating (and free) for all to see. Unfortunately you can only look and cannot go on the footplate. A great photo-opportunity and better for it because it is in the open air

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Seeing this engine was great. It sits in the waterfront park and it is great place to take photos. I really liked the fact that it sits on train tracks, where the original tracks used run across Ontario.

Thank Mjbasmith
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We walking along across from the Kingston City Hall and we saw an old locomotive. On closer inspection this antique machine was seen to be in immaculate condition! It's very well restored and the white circles on the wheels give it a really classy look!...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The engine is in immaculate condition and it really draws the travellers to it. In our case, we are both lovers of trains old and new. That entire area is worth the visit. The little kiosk for buying tickets for excursions is right by this...More

Thank BrianRTimmins
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Nathan A
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Not really, you can only admire it, click photos...