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
LocaleVancouver Island,
British Columbia
Commercial operations
Built byCanadian Pacific Railway
Original gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved operations
Owned byTrack: Island Corridor Foundation
Operated byAlberni Pacific Railway
Reporting mark(?)
StationsPort Alberni
Preserved gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Commercial history
Opened1912 into Port Alberni
ClosedNot yet, still open for freight
by the Southern Railway of Vancouver Island
Preservation history
HeadquartersPort Alberni
Website
http://www.ihsportalberni.ca/

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 40-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 on display on special occasions. It no longer holds pressure due to boiler problems.

No. 7 is a Baldwin 90 ton 2-8-2 ST. This engine is currently out of service for rebuilding.

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

No. 11 diesel is red and white and weighs 45 tons. This locomotive is used as the primary motive power for all trains on the APR.

No. 8427 is an ALCO RS-3. It weighs 120 tons and has 1600 hp. It is out of service requiring work on its wheels. 8427 was built in 1954 for the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was purchases by Crown Zellerbach Ltd. around 1970's 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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Coordinates: 49°14′07″N 124°48′45″W / 49.23516°N 124.81241°W / 49.23516; -124.81241