Kettle Valley Steam Railway
|Kettle Valley Steam Railway|
Kettle Valley 3716 at Canyon View Siding
|Locale||British Columbia, Canada|
|Built by||Canadian Pacific|
|Original gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Owned by||Kettle Valley Railway Heritage Society|
|Stations||Faulder, Prairie Valley, West Summerland, Trout Creek (Canyon View), Winslow (located just on the opposite side of Trout Creek from Canyon View, trackage just ends at the station)|
|Length||10 km (6.2 mi)|
|Preserved gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Closed to passengers||1961(?)|
|Closed||1989 - 1997|
The KVSR operates excursion trains over the only remaining section of the Kettle Valley Railway. This section runs from Faulder to Trout Creek, running through West Summerland and the Prairie Valley railway station. The line runs through beautiful vistas, orchards, vineyards, and over the 238-foot tall (73 m) Trout Creek Trestle. Trains are operated from Spring through Fall each year and include special events such as the "Great Train Robbery" and "Christmas Express."
Trains are pulled by ex-Canadian Pacific 2-8-0 steam locomotive #3716 (N-2-b class), built in 1912. The railway also has an ALCO S-6 diesel electric locomotive (originally Southern Pacific #1050, more recently owned by Portland Terminals, then Neptune Bulk Terminals in North Vancouver). Between 1995 and 2009 a 2-truck Shay locomotive, Mayo Lumber #3 was on loan from the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan; it was returned to Duncan on September 17, 2009. Passenger rolling stock includes two ex-CP coaches and three ex-CP stock cars converted into open-air cars. All trains depart the Prairie Valley railway station In Summerland BC.
- "Home". Neptune Terminals.
- "Our Locomotives". Kettle Valley Railway. Archived from the original on December 18, 2015.
- "Neptune Bulk Terminals 46". Trainweb. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014.
- "Mayo Lumber Company Shay No. 3". BC Forest Discovery Centre. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012.
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