Kettle Valley Railway

KETTLE VALLEY RAILWAY (KVR), a subsidiary and later a division of the CPR, crossed southern BC from HOPE to MIDWAY via the Coquihalla Pass and the KETTLE R valley. The line was one of a network of railways constructed by the CPR to reach the rich mineral deposits in the mountainous southeast (see MINING). It originated with the Kettle River Valley Rwy, incorporated in 1901, a short line running north and south from GRAND FORKS. In 1910 the CPR took over this line, changed its name to the...

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