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A section of train tracks on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Trail advocates ask for active transportation along Vancouver Island’s rail line

Friends of Rail to Trail Vancouver Island lobbying owners of old E&N line to change their focus

 

Larry Stevenson, CEO of the Island Corridor Foundation, is still optimistic Vancouver Island’s rail corridor will be resurrected. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Deadline looms to resurrect Island’s rail corridor, but ICF optimistic

Larry Stevenson says work can be done for between $350-$400 million

 

Angus Marshall, 14, helps prepare the JA1271 steam locomotive for Steam Inc.’s North Pole Express at the Paekakariki Railway Station in New Zealand, Dec. 19, 2021. (CHARMEAD SCHELLA/ Special to the AV News)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Young train buff comes full circle with his love of the Santa Train

Fascination with steam takes youth from Port Alberni, B.C. to Paekakariki, N.Z.

 

This photo—dated May 28, 1920—shows an E&N train at Bainbridge Station. This locomotive was used to haul logs. This and 24,000 other historical photos can be seen on the Alberni Valley Museum’s online photo archive at portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN13337 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Rail service in Port Alberni

The early 2000s marked the end of freight service by train in Port Alberni

This photo—dated May 28, 1920—shows an E&N train at Bainbridge Station. This locomotive was used to haul logs. This and 24,000 other historical photos can be seen on the Alberni Valley Museum’s online photo archive at portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN13337 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
The proposed Calgary Airport to Banff Passenger Rail is shown in this artist’s rendering handout image at the Banff Train Station. The company behind a proposed passenger rail service that would connect Banff to the Calgary International Airport says the project will cost $1.5 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Liricon Capital

Company behind proposed Calgary-Banff rail link asks province to kick in

Kenney sees merit in $1.5-billion passenger rail link but not ready to commit cash next

The proposed Calgary Airport to Banff Passenger Rail is shown in this artist’s rendering handout image at the Banff Train Station. The company behind a proposed passenger rail service that would connect Banff to the Calgary International Airport says the project will cost $1.5 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Liricon Capital
A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heavy rains, mudslides cause railway service disruptions in B.C.

Track outages are hampering the movement of goods to and from the country’s largest port in Vancouver

A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A freight train makes its way over the Black Bridge in Duncan, back when rail was still running on the E&N corridor. (Black Press file)

Court rejects First Nation’s bid to appeal Island railway land decision for now

B.C. Court of Appeal upholds Supreme Court decision, but leaves Snaw-Naw-As opening to try again

A freight train makes its way over the Black Bridge in Duncan, back when rail was still running on the E&N corridor. (Black Press file)
The Island Corridor Foundation wants to restore train service from Victoria to Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Rail line owners present case to restore service from Victoria to Courtenay

E&N rail line could be up and running against for an investment of about $350 million, ICF CEO says

The Island Corridor Foundation wants to restore train service from Victoria to Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file)

Island Corridor Foundation refreshes board with five new members

ICF board will be co-chaired by Ladysmith Mayor and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council president

A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file)
Ken Rutherford, left, and Rick Lord of Port Alberni receive honours from the National Model Railroad Association—Pacific Northwest Region for 40 years of dedication to the preservation and presentation of railroad history. (PHOTO COURTESY PHYLLIS RUTHERFORD)

Model railroaders from Port Alberni honoured for rail preservation

Ken Rutherford and Rick Lord put on annual model railroad meet in Nanaimo for 35 years

  • May 12, 2021
Ken Rutherford, left, and Rick Lord of Port Alberni receive honours from the National Model Railroad Association—Pacific Northwest Region for 40 years of dedication to the preservation and presentation of railroad history. (PHOTO COURTESY PHYLLIS RUTHERFORD)
A Canadian Pacific Railway employee walks along the side of a locomotive in a marshalling yard in Calgary on May 16, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CP Rail signs deal to buy Kansas City Southern for US$25 billion

CEO said deal will help integrate continent’s supply chains, which has become more pressing since USMCA

A Canadian Pacific Railway employee walks along the side of a locomotive in a marshalling yard in Calgary on May 16, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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LETTER: Society will never accept commuter rail service on Vancouver Island

I totally disagree with comments made by Larry Stevenson

  • Dec 23, 2020
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LETTER: Island Corridor Foundation CEO confident in survey results

Stevenson: ‘89% of Islanders said they would support rail if it met their needs’

  • Dec 16, 2020
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CEO: Malahat commute could take two hours in 2038, Island rail part of the solution

LETTER: Island Corridor Foundation CEO Stevenson confident in survey results

  • Dec 9, 2020
(Black Press file photo)
For the first time in two years, the No. 7 steam train steamed up and passed inspection. The locomotive has been out of commission since 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY WVI INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE SOCIETY))

No. 7 Baldwin locomotive steams up for first time in two years

Port Alberni-based steam locie has been dormant since a boiler problem halted train trips

For the first time in two years, the No. 7 steam train steamed up and passed inspection. The locomotive has been out of commission since 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY WVI INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE SOCIETY))
President Donald Trump speaks about coronavirus testing strategy, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump announces he will issue permit for Alaska-Canada rail line

The 1,600-mile (2,575-kilometre) railroad line would connect Alaska to Canada and the continental U.S.

President Donald Trump speaks about coronavirus testing strategy, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The train tracks in Duncan have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Island Corridor Foundation launches survey on importance of Vancouver Island rail

“ICF remains 100 per cent committed to the restoration of full rail service on Vancouver Island”

  • Sep 24, 2020
The train tracks in Duncan have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Two cyclists went underneath a train that was stopped at an intersection in Revelstoke Aug. 17. (Virtual Railfan)

VIDEO: Cyclists cross under train in Revelstoke

The incident was caught on the railway museum’s live train camera

Two cyclists went underneath a train that was stopped at an intersection in Revelstoke Aug. 17. (Virtual Railfan)
South Surrey teen Jack Stroud, 15, died July 4, 2018 after he was struck by a train on Crescent Beach tracks. (File photo/Facebook photo)

‘Dangerous game’ on rail line killed Surrey teen in 2018: B.C. coroner

Jack Stroud, 15, died on July 4, 2018 after being struck by a train

South Surrey teen Jack Stroud, 15, died July 4, 2018 after he was struck by a train on Crescent Beach tracks. (File photo/Facebook photo)
Editorial: Time to get excited about Vancouver Island rail again

Editorial: Time to get excited about Vancouver Island rail again

We have long been proponents of getting the Island Rail Corridor back up and running

  • May 11, 2020
Editorial: Time to get excited about Vancouver Island rail again