Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions

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Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
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Alberta Prairie Railway steam engine
Locale Alberta
Terminus Stettler, Alberta
Coordinates 52°19′18″N 112°42′01″W / 52.3216°N 112.7002°W / 52.3216; -112.7002
Commercial operations
Built by Canadian Northern Railway
Original gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved operations
Owned by Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
Operated by Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
Reporting mark APXX
Stations 2
Preserved gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preservation history
Headquarters Stettler, Alberta

Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions is a heritage railway originating in Stettler, Alberta.

The train runs between Stettler and Big Valley. The trips last five to six hours, with a stopover (all excursions include a buffet meal). Many trains[1] are pulled by the number 41, a 1920 Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive, formerly Mississippian Railway number 77, and sometimes by CN U-1-f 4-8-2 number 6060. On days when the steamers are not running, the railroad operates diesel switcher SW-1200 number 1259 and GMD GMD1 number 1118. Until the end of the railroad's 1999 season, it also operated on the 60-mile (97 km) route to Coronation, Alberta, which is now abandoned.

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