Apr 21 – Virtual Tour of Kamloops Heritage Railway
April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us April 21, 2021 for a virtual tour of the Kamloops Heritage Railway (KHR) back-shop and railyard.
George Wycherley, former KHR volunteer Locomotive Fireman, leads a team of Kamloops Photo Arts Club photographers, into the home of the 2141 Steam Locomotive and associated railcars, to use their artistic photography techniques to capture images of the rail operation.
The 2141 Steam Locomotive began operations in 1912, in Kingston Ontario with the Canadian Locomotive Company. It spent years hauling passengers and freight across the Prairie Provinces, before being relocated to British Columbia. The 2141 was considered to be a “Mid-Sized Locomotive” used as freight and log hauler, delivering cargo from feeder lines to the Main lines where larger Locomotives took over.
Its last run was in 1958, hauling logs and freight from Victoria to Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island.
In 1961 the 2141 was set up as a display in Kamloops Riverside Park, and after years of deterioration it was purchased by the local Heritage Society with the objective of restoration and turning it into a local attraction.
Access to the site was made thru Mr. Cory Clark, Executive Director of the Kamloops Heritage Railway. Cory’s team members, along with George Wycherley, worked together to point out many facets of the 2141 Locomotive and associated railcars, and our photographers were allowed freedom to obtain images within defined safety protocols.
Tonight we see the efforts and a sampling of the photos captured by KPAC members.