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
Prairie Valley railway station 2011.jpg
Prairie Valley railway station in Summerland, BC
Commercial operations
Built by Canadian Pacific
Original gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved operations
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 1961 - 1989
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 feet (73 m) tall Trout Creek Trestle. Trains depart at 10:30 and 1:30 Saturday to Monday during the spring and fall and Thursday to Monday through July and August. Check the schedule for special events such as the Great Train Robbery and the 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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