Kettle Valley Steam Railway

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Coordinates: 49°35′13″N 119°43′59″W / 49.587013°N 119.7329535°W / 49.587013; -119.7329535

Kettle Valley Steam Railway
3716 at Canyon View.jpg
Kettle Valley 3716 at Canyon View Siding
Locale British Columbia, Canada
Commercial operations
Built by Canadian Pacific
Original gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Preserved operations
Owned by Kettle Valley Railway Heritage Society
Reporting mark KVSR
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 12 in (1,435 mm)
Commercial history
Opened 1915
Closed to passengers 1961(?)
Closed 1989 - 1997
Preservation history
Headquarters Summerland

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway is a heritage railway near Summerland, British Columbia.

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[1] in North Vancouver).[2][3] 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.[4]

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  1. ^ "Home". Neptune Terminals. 
  2. ^ "Our Locomotives". Kettle Valley Railway. Archived from the original on December 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Neptune Bulk Terminals 46". Trainweb. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mayo Lumber Company Shay No. 3". BC Forest Discovery Centre. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. 

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