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greywolfretired
July 7th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Some pics of the most expensive railway built in north america. If you want to see or learn more do a search for Othello Tunnels on the KVR. I also walked the Myra Canyon for a few kilometers . This is where a very large firestorm took out 16 of the 18 trestles a few years ago. Do a search for the Kelowna Fire in BC and you will see how severe it was
Enjoy the pics

This is hopefully going to be my next project






http://www.flickr.com/photos/greywolfretired/sets/72157620769812458/

greywolfretired
July 7th, 2009, 11:44 PM
OOPs maybe this should be in the prototypes, if so I guess it should be moved.

Tokkyu40
July 8th, 2009, 09:04 AM
That looks interesting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettle_Valley_Railway
How much of the line are you planning on modelling?

:cool:Claude

Euphod
July 8th, 2009, 09:48 AM
Why was it the most expensive?

Tokkyu40
July 8th, 2009, 10:18 AM
I think it was the tunnels that were the really expensive part. That section of line was straight from a tunnel to a bridge, then back into a tunnel until they made it through that section.

:cool:Claude

Pencil42
July 8th, 2009, 10:40 AM
That should be a spectacular route - I look forward to seeing your progress on this!

greywolfretired
July 8th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Why was it the most expensive?

Go here http://www.hectorturner.com/kettlevalley/index.html

and read on, there are links for all kinds of info. It really is a fantastic story. Cost was 5 times more per mile then any other railroad. I have actually rode on a passenger train through the Tunnels and myra canyon, and yes pulled by steam.

I plan on doing the KVR from Hope to the West Kootneys.

gisa
July 8th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Interesting read. :) I look forward to seeing this!

Will you be using a DEM to make this?

:wave:

Gisa ^^

greywolfretired
July 8th, 2009, 10:44 PM
thats the plan,got to figure that one out as to how to use. If anyinterested,use google earth and do a search for Myra tunnels then zoom in and you can follow almost the entire route,its quite rugged