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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

 

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LETTER: New operator could make money for Alberni Pacific Railway

City needs to use renewed interest in rail on Vancouver Island to its advantage

  • Oct 21, 2020

 

Port Alberni’s Train Station is located on Kingsway Avenue. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Port Alberni applies for funding to upgrade historic train station

Provincial grant would alleviate tax burden while bringing heritage building up to code

 

The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

QUINN’S QUIPS: What makes a building historically significant?

There’s a difference between heritage designation and a heritage register

The Port Alberni Train Station is located outside the entrance to Harbour Quay, on Harbour Road in Port Alberni. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation is calling for the re-purposing of the E&N Railway Corridor. (File photo)

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

The Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation is calling for the re-purposing of the E&N Railway Corridor. (File photo)
Sally Anderson dresses in a firefighter outfit to wave her flags in her backyard in the summer of 2018. Anderson is known as “The Flag Lady” for greeting the tourist trains on the way to and from McLean Mill National Historic Site with her large collection of flags and costumes. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

VALLEY SENIORS: For the love of her community

Sally Anderson is a beloved volunteer in Port Alberni

  • Jun 24, 2020
Sally Anderson dresses in a firefighter outfit to wave her flags in her backyard in the summer of 2018. Anderson is known as “The Flag Lady” for greeting the tourist trains on the way to and from McLean Mill National Historic Site with her large collection of flags and costumes. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Alberni Pacific Railway volunteers and conductors wish Sally Anderson a happy birthday on Wednesday, June 17. From left to right: Frank Holm, David Hooper, Sally Anderson, Hugh Grist and Richard Spencer. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni’s ‘Flag Lady’ celebrates her birthday in style

Train conductors make a surprise visit to Sally Anderson’s home

Alberni Pacific Railway volunteers and conductors wish Sally Anderson a happy birthday on Wednesday, June 17. From left to right: Frank Holm, David Hooper, Sally Anderson, Hugh Grist and Richard Spencer. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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

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)