Penny, British Columbia

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Penny, British Columbia
Coordinates: 53°51′00″N 121°17′00″W / 53.85000°N 121.28333°W / 53.85000; -121.28333Coordinates: 53°51′00″N 121°17′00″W / 53.85000°N 121.28333°W / 53.85000; -121.28333
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Land district Cariboo Land District
Regional District Fraser-Fort George
Area code(s) 250, 778

Penny is a community located between Longworth and Dome Creek on the north bank of the Fraser River in central British Columbia, Canada. It was established as a station on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1914. Penny Post Office opened 1 February 1916 with Nels Pederson as postmaster. Today, Penny is said to be the only community in Canada that still relies on the railroad for postal service.[1] This service to the Penny railway station is provided by Via Rail's thrice weekly Jasper – Prince Rupert train. The railway station burned down in 1947 and was replaced by a station originally built in Lindup in 1914. This station was then moved to Prince George in 1988 and is the present home of the Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum.


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