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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


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

July 8th, 2009, 09:04 AM
That looks interesting.
How much of the line are you planning on modelling?


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

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.


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

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.

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

Will you be using a DEM to make this?


Gisa ^^

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