End of the line for Kelowna Pacific Railway

Global Okanagan

KELOWNA, BC — Rail tracks in the Okanagan are quiet after Kelowna Pacific Railway went into receivership Friday.

KPR has operated what’s known as a “short Line” between Kelowna and the CN yards in Kamloops since 2000, as well as on 41 kilometers of CP line from Lumby to Vernon and Vernon to Armstrong.

The impact is wide ranging and while a boon for tuckers, it means operations like the three Tolko mills in the area, Sun-Rype, Superior Propane and many more will be facing increased costs.

The company has 40 to 50 employees most based in Vernon.