Kettle Valley Railway Locomotive: 0204.0002

Kettle Valley Railway Locomotive

0204.0002: Kettle Valley Railway Locomotive

CPR 5758 - This locomotive was too large for sidings and was only used on straight line runs. Largest locomotive ever used on the Kettle Valley Railway. Joe Smuin comments on the information attached to this photo: As a Kettle Valley Railway historian and author of two books on the KVR, I have to tell you that the information about Engine No. 5758 is not quite on the mark. First of all, perhaps we should clarify that the KVR covered the territory from Midway to Spence's Bridge or Odlum, B.C., with a few short miles at Grand Forks, B.C. The Boundary Subdivision (Nelson-Midway) was NEVER part of the KVR or subsequent KV Division. Neither was the territory to the east of Nelson. As for No. 5758, that locomotive indeed did see assignment to pusher service at Penticton. However, it was never a KVR locomotive because the 5700 series locomotives did not get to Penticton until 1939, long after the KVR was absorbed into the CPR's BC District in 1931. It would be accurate to reword this caption to state that some 5700 series locomotives saw assignments to both Kettle Valley Division and Lootenay Division service. In no way can it be accurately stated that 5758 or any other 5700 series locomotive was 'a Kettle Valley Railway' engine.

Medium:  Photograph - Image
Date:  1950
Source:  Cranbrook Archives
Collection:  Cranbrook Archives (0204)


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