Kamloops Heritage Railway

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Kamloops Heritage Railway
2141 Spirit of Kamloops entering Armstrong BC.jpg
The Spirit of Kamloops
Locale British Columbia
Terminus Kamloops
Armstrong
Commercial operations
Built by Canadian National Railway
Original gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved operations
Owned by City of Kamloops
Operated by Kamloops Heritage Railway Society
Preserved gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Commercial history
Opened (?)
Closed (?)
Preservation history
2001 Restoration of the "Spirit of Kamloops" completed
Headquarters Kamloops
Website
Railway's website

The Kamloops Heritage Railway is a heritage railway in Kamloops, British Columbia. The railway operates throughout the year running trains within Kamloops. The train is pulled by restored steam locomotive Canadian National Railway 2141, the "Spirit of Kamloops".

2141 was built in 1912 by the Canadian Locomotive Company, in Kingston, ON - built for the Canadian Northern Railway, prior to it being absorbed into the Canadian National Railway. She is a 2-8-0, 'Consolidation' class of steam locomotive built for branch line railways. Originally a coal burner, she was converted to burn oil in 1954, and retired from active duty in 1958. 2141 was sold to the City of Kamloops in 1961, and placed on display in Riverside Park until restoration work began in 1995. The restoration was completed in 2001, and 2141 has been working for KHR from May until December each year since. Due to required repairs and inspection, the locomotive will not run during 2013, and the Kamloops Heritage Railway Society is fundraising to get 2141 back into operation.

The Kamloops railway station, is used by the railway with tickets sold from their ticket office at 5-510 Lorne St near the station.[1]

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  1. ^ "Kamloops Heritage Railway - Location". Kamloops Heritage Railway. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 

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