Alberni Pacific Railway

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Alberni Pacific Railway
Alberni Pacific June 16 and 17 2013.jpg
Alberni Pacific No. 7 hauls the train along the line
Locale Vancouver Island,
British Columbia
Commercial operations
Built by Canadian Pacific Railway
Original gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved operations
Owned by Track: Island Corridor Foundation
Operated by Alberni Pacific Railway
Reporting mark (?)
Stations Port Alberni
Preserved gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Commercial history
Opened 1912 into Port Alberni
Closed Not yet, still open for freight
by the Southern Railway of Vancouver Island
Preservation history
Headquarters Port Alberni
Website
http://www.alberniheritage.com/alberni-pacific-railway/welcome-alberni-pacific-steam-railway

The Alberni Pacific Railway is a heritage railway originating in Port Alberni, British Columbia.

The railway is powered by locomotive No. 7 - a 1929 Baldwin 2-8-2ST steam locomotive departing from the 1912 CPR Station. It uses rebuilt Canadian National Railway transfer cabooses as passenger cars. The 35-minute excursions go to the McLean Mill National Historic Site.

#2 (Typ Shay)

Along with the steam locomotives, there is an Alco RS3 diesel electric engine. There are five running coaches, three open and two covered.


Locomotive roster:

No. 2 is a Lima 42 ton 2-truck Shay steam locomotive. It is currently being rebuilt.

No. 7 is a Baldwin 90 ton 2-8-2 ST. This engine is the current locomotive that hauls the trains.

No. 11 is a General Electric 45 ton locomotive. It has a Cummins MH engine with 220 hp. It is operational (rebuilt 2014).


No. 112 is a Baldwin 75 ton 2-6-2 ST. It is currently in the initial stages of rebuilding.

No. 8427 is an ALCO RS-3. It weighs 120 tons and has 1600 hp. It is operational. 8427 was built in 1953 for the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was purchases by Crown Forest Ltd. around 1979 and used in their logging operation in Ladysmith. The Western Vancouver Island Industrial Historical Society acquired it around 1994/95. This unit is believed to be the last surviving unit of a CP RS-3.

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