Kaslo & Slocan Railway

KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY (K&S) ran 53.5 km between KASLO on KOOTENAY LK and SANDON and Cody in the mountains above SLOCAN LK. Financed by James J. Hill of the GREAT NORTHERN RWY, this narrow-gauge railway was constructed in 1895 to carry ore from the lead, ZINC and SILVER mines (see MINING) down to Kootenay Lk for transshipment via steamers. When the CPR attempted to extend a rival line into Sandon late in 1895, the K&S sent a party of men to tear down the CPR station and rip up the track. After...

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