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KVR Merritt yard

Photograph depicts a part of the KVR yard in Merritt. Looking southeasy, with main line to Penticton bearing away to the right. Jumble of of rails in the foreground was believed to be a rail storage pile.

Outskirts of Merritt

Photograph taken on the outskirts of Merritt, looking northwest. Captured from a lumber stack and the boundary of Weyerhaeuser Lumber Co. KVR had trackage into their mill with worthwhile out-bound traffic.

Bridge over Brookmere public road

Photograph depicts a bridge over Brookmere public road in Kingsvale. Davies noted that there must have been a problem around the bend as the "Whistle" sign and the imposed speed restriction of 30 mph suggested.

KVR trackage in Merritt

Photograph taken east of the KVR depot in Merritt. Trackage on the left was a Nicola spur/branch. Track to the right was part of the main line to Princeton. The two connected behind the trees to form a turning a wye.

KVR Merritt yard

Photograph depicts the KVR yard in Merritt. On the Nicola spur/branch, looking west towards the KVR depot. Track on the left was part of a wye.

Kingsvale station

Photograph depicts the KVR station in Kingsvale. Had a siding or spur that held 24 cars. Back in 1973, it had a waiting shack and water tower.

Kingsvale section man's house

Photograph depicts a section man's house, now private property. Most section men's houses were demolished in the last 20 years from when the photograph had been taken, so Davies noted the example was a rarity.

KVR rails removed

Photograph taken somewhere between Thalia and Manning. At this point, Davies caught up with dismantling crews of Pacific Northern Rail Contractors Ltd. Here, rails were removed, but ties were still in place.

KVR Brookmere yard

Photograph taken at the KVR yard in Brookmere. Visible is a private section man's house. This was originally a joint Great Northern Railway (USA) and Canadian Pacific Railway facility. It had a roundhouse, turntable, water tower, etc. Helper ...

Excavator on KVR track

Photograph depicts an excavator fitted with magnets that lift rails to the track side. It also put ties and fish plate as well as bolts in a heap, visible on the right.

KVR Manning Park station

Photograph taken near the Manning Park KVR station. It was a passing point. Main track was on the left, siding with a capacity of 70 cars, on the right. In the 1980's, the siding housed boxed cars, etc., that were not in traffic use due to th...

KVR Coalmont station

Photograph taken at the KVR station in Coalmont. It once had coal sidings for the nearby coal mine, but they had been removed. It also had passing siding for 33 cars. Now made inoperable.

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