Kettle Valley Steam Railway

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Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by SivoxII » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:25 am

14th October 2006 21:47

Here's a link to this railway website. I personally haven't been on this steam train, but have heard that it's an enjoyable way to spend part of your day.

http://www.kettlevalleyrail.org/



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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by Jason_B » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:28 am

27th January 2007 02:15

bet it would be a totally different experience from getting on a train in a busy U.K. city !!



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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by SivoxII » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:28 am

5th February 2007 19:49

I would think so Jason! ... more leisurely & pleasurable would be on the mark!

Saying that, I haven't been on any kind of train in Canada yet, so look forward to trying out that mode of travel some day!



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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by LongInt » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:29 am

5th February 2007 23:29

I'm not sure if there're any passenger trains still running in Canada or not. The one at Summerland is an historic steam engine with vintage cars and runs on a portion of the historic Kettle Valley Railway.



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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by Betalil » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:29 am

6th February 2007 01:27

Some links for rail travel in Canada.

http://www.canadiantrainvacations.com/

http://www.viarail.ca/



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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by Colsgirl » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:30 am

8th March 2007 21:26

We went on thsi last year and the kids loved it. There is a man who comes around playing a banjo and taking requests. My 6yo asked for Old McDonald had a Farm - there went our street cred.

They do a train on Sundays that is held up by masked men on horseback. There is also a barbecue at the end of this event. We didn't try this as our kids are a bit young and we thought it would probably scare them.’



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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by MisplacedCanadian » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:30 am

10th March 2007 07:14

Re: other train travel - Captain Slog and I did the trip across Canada with ViaRail in 2004. We went from Toronto to Vancouver with one stop off in Jasper.

It's one of the best trips we've ever done and really gives you a sense of the size and the geography of the country. I would highly recommend it if you've got the time. It's three days if you go non-stop.



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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by Moops » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:31 am

25th July 2007 20:11

While our family was here from Scotland, they spent the afternoon enjoying the KVR Steam Train. Here are some of the photos that they took!


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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by SUNSHINE GIRL » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:33 am

17th August 2007 14:25

We went on the KVSR a couple of years ago and had a wonderful time, especially when "Felix" the banjo player came around doing requests, it seems that whatever tune you throw at him he can play - amazing. We asked for the Welsh National Anthem thinking he would ask us for another, but he knew it an played it ALL.



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Re: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Post by Bleech » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:33 am

18th September 2007 04:14

Ah so that's what Santa gets up to in the summer



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