Volunteers with Alberni Pacific Railway returned to the roundhouse parallel to Third Avenue on Saturday, June 13, 2020 to begin replacing some rail ties by hand. Physical distancing was respected as 18 ties were replaced. The railway’s train and locomotives are located at the roundhouse. (PHOTO COURTESY ALBERNI PACIFIC RAILWAY)

All tied up at Alberni Pacific Railway

Volunteers begin to replace railroad ties

Alberni Pacific Railway volunteers were back at the roundhouse parallel to Third Avenue on Saturday, June 13 to replace some railroad ties.

With a COVID-19 safety plan in place and physical distancing respected, volunteers were able to get back to their rail maintenance plans by replacing 18 ties in the APR yard.

Railroad ties are replaced when they are worn out. The APR has an ongoing maintenance program for tie replacement.

The Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society (IHS) were recently gifted with a couple of dozen ties that someone in Cherry Creek discovered when they demolished an old barn on their property.


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