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Railway Safety Week April 24 – 30

This month features Railway Safety Week across Canada and the USA. Canadian Heartland Training Railway and their partners are advocates of safe railroading and work effortlessly to ensure their training and rail services are focused on safe and productive railroads. Operation Lifesave works on several fronts to ensure that the public continues to be informed

By | 2017-06-21T11:29:46+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Railroading, Safety|

Blair Irwin & Cariboo Rail

Interview with Blair Irwin, President of Cariboo Rail We recently had a conversation with Blair Irwin, President of Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting. Cariboo Rail was incorporated in 2003 on the principals of qualify, safety and good honest hard work. Here are some comments from our talk. When did you get started in the Railroad business?

By | 2017-06-21T11:29:46+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Railroading|

Alberta Roundhouses

Alberta Heritage Railway Roundhouses A “Roundhouse” is a term used to describe a steam-era locomotive servicing facility - built in a semi-circular form – that featured a common lead and turntable to allow access to the individual “stalls” where locomotives were serviced and repaired. Constructed at important terminals and switching yards, many of the roundhouses

By | 2017-06-21T11:29:46+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Railroading|

Historic Trains #1077 at Fort Steele

Fort Steele Railway Company. If you are visiting the East Kootenay and have an opportunity to ride the Historic Fort Steele Railway it is a terrific experience. You travel through the beautiful countryside on a 1923 steam train. The railway is situated in the Fort Steele Heritage Town 16 KM north of Cranbrook. Fort Steele

By | 2017-06-21T11:29:46+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Railroading|

The Polar Express & the Alberta Prairie Railway

All aboard! The next stop…  the North Pole!   This year in Stettler Alberta a very special experience awaits children of all ages. From Dec 1st to the 21st on special weeknights and weekends a magical train ride to the North Pole occurs on The Polar Express. Your first class ticket takes you on a

By | 2017-06-21T11:29:47+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Railroading|

Boundary Trail Railway Company

The BTRC is a locally owned shortline railway in south central Manitoba. The BTRC began 8 years ago when the CP sold the railway between Binney and Morden in the Pembina and Stanley municipalities. The track was scheduled for salvage when members of the local agricultural community struck a deal to purchase 23 route miles

By | 2017-06-21T11:29:47+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Railroading|

Rail Trail

The Okanagan Rail Trail is Rolling Along Okanagan Rail Trail website front page There are rare occasions where a defunct railway can leave a legacy behind in the way of a Park. In BC the Okanagan line between Coldstream and Kelowna is managing exactly that. The original CN line was converted to a

By | 2017-06-21T11:29:47+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Railroading|

The Skeena

Jasper to Prince Rupert on the Skeena Jasper, Alberta For many of us a love of trains is one reason we are involved in the Industry. In Canada we are fortunate to have arguably, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. And there is something special about viewing the landscape from

By | 2017-06-21T11:30:03+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Railroading|