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Okanagan Valley Railway


M. Parsons

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I had heard they shut down, although, it sounds like some of the remaining shippers might try to buy the line themselves. A glass plant shut down which caused the shutdown of the railway. It was at the glass plant that I stalked their M-420(W) a few years ago.

http://www.barp.ca/rail/ovr/index.html

Anyways, 3550 and 1006 have shown up at CN's shops in Edmonton.

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Are OK Valley Railway and Kelowna Pacific Railway the same thing?

KPR is still a daily occurance in the valley here including going down to Lumby to the Tolko lumber plant and Gorman Brothers (they produce telephone/hydro poles). The glass plant in Lavington shut down in 2008 and has been closed ever since, there are potential new buyers, but nothing for sure yet. Tolko Whitevale Division (by Lumby) is pretty well done, but the trains still go down there on a daily basis.

Theres also talks about KPR shutting down the Armstrong to Enderby/Grinrod stretch.

Thats gotta be one of the most dreaded radio calls I can hear when I'm doing my #3 Alexis Park run .... "Northbound train crossing 39th Ave" because I have to cross the tracks at 43rd Ave, 48th Ave, Anderson Way and again at 43rd Ave and you just know he's gonna get you if not twice ... lol!

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I had heard they shut down, although, it sounds like some of the remaining shippers might try to buy the line themselves. A glass plant shut down which caused the shutdown of the railway. It was at the glass plant that I stalked their M-420(W) a few years ago.

http://www.barp.ca/rail/ovr/index.html

Anyways, 3550 and 1006 have shown up at CN's shops in Edmonton.

Wow i never heard any of this

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