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Okanagan Valley Railway

Okanagan Valley Railway - OKAN

Route:
Sicamous - Armstrong - Vernon, BC (46.3 miles)
Vernon - Lumby Jct - Kelowna, BC (33.4 miles) (via trackage rights on KPR)
Lumby Jct - Lumby, BC (14.4 miles) (via trackage rights on KPR)
(KPR also has trackage rights over OKAN from Armstrong to Vernon)
Headquarters:
Vernon, BC
Junctions with other railroads:
CP: Sicamous, BC
Radio frequencies:
160.545, 161.445 (repeater)
History:
Letter-of-intent signed August 12, 1998 between CP and OmniTRAX for the transfer of the line.
November 1, 1998: First unit (1064) arrived in Sicamous, BC.
November 2, 1998: Second unit (1038) arrived in Sicamous, BC.
November 12/13, 1998: Third unit (1049) arrived in Sicamous, BC.
Service began November 22, 1998 under a long-term lease agreement.
Line shut down in September 2009.
Ownership:
OmniTRAX
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N B/D F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
1006 EMD GP10 20765 12/1955 5409-10 ex HBRY 1006, c2002; ex CTRW 1006, 2001; ex CKRY 1006; ex CTRW 1006; ex MSRC 1006; ex ICG 8127; ex IC GP10 8127; nee IC GP9 9127 2004 2009 to CTRW 1006, 2009
1025 EMD GP10 23828 12/1957 5553-29 ex OMLX 1025; ex CKRY 1025, 1999; ex CTRW 1025, 1998; ex MSRC 1025; ex ICG 8328; ex IC GP10 8328; nee IC GP9 9328:2 2001 2004 to Knox Mountain Metal (Kelowna, BC), 2004; scrapped, 2005
1038 EMD GP10 20777 1/1956 5409-22 ex CTRW 1038, 1998; ex MSRC 1038; ex ICG 8139; ex IC GP10 8139; nee IC GP9 9139 1998 1999 to OmniTrax/OKAN 1038, 1999; to CKRY/OKAN 1038, 2000; to CRL/OKAN 1038
1049 EMD GP10 22281 12/1956 5480-9 ex CKRY 1049; ex OKAN 1049, 1998; ex CTRW 1049, 1998; ex MSRC 1049; ex ICG 8196; ex IC GP10 8196; nee IC GP9 9196 2001 2005 to Knox Mountain Metal (Kelowna, BC), 2005; scrapped, 2005
1064 EMD GP10 20294 4/1955 5383-13 ex CTRW 1064; ex MSRC 1064; ex GMSR 8115; ex ICG 8115; ex IC GP10 8115; nee IC GP9 9115 1998 2000 to CKRY 1064, 2000; to CTRW 1064, 2001
2506 EMD GP20E 27103 3/1962 5634-17 ex CKRY 2506, 1999; ex HBRY 2506, 1997; ex SP 4120; ex SP 4066; nee SP GP20 7216 2001 2009 to HBRY 2506, 2009
3550 MLW M-420W M6081-21 5/1974 ex HBRY 3550, 1998; ex CN 3550; nee CN 2550 2003 2009 to HBRY 3550, 2009
3557 MLW M-420W M6081-28 1974 ex HBRY 3557; ex CN 3557; nee CN 2557 1999 2001 wrecked (Vernon, BC), 05Mar2001; retired, 2001; to HBRY for parts, 2002
3558 MLW M-420W M6081-29 1974 ex HBRY 3558; ex CN 3558; nee CN 2558 1999 2001 wrecked (Vernon, BC), 2001; retired, 2001; to KPR [3558] parts, 2001; scrapped, 2006
3735 EMD GP9E 22893 12/1956 5515-1 ex NBSR 3735, 1995; ex SP 3735; ex SP 3561; nee TNO 439 2001 2003 to Action Metal (Kelowna, BC), 2003; scrapped, 2003

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Last updated: Dec. 29, 2014