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Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions

Stettler, Alberta ex Central Western nee Canadian Northern.

All photos Wolf Kirchmeir unless otherwise credited.

APXX 1259 with a rag-tag consist. Big Valley 5/23/2006

Same train passing Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevator. Big Valley 5/23/2006

ex MNR (Mackenzie Northern) 434371 ex ENR ex CP 434371 and CN 79146 painted for Canadian Northern.
Big Valley 5/23/2006

AP Glenn Sutton 1001 acq. 1990 (ex CWR 1920, ex CP 411293 Service, ex Verdun sleeper,
ex Virden sleeper, nee Compartment sleeper Glen Orchard.) CC&F/CPR 8/1921.
Caboose APXX 79146 later (above) lettered for CNOR.

APXX 1259 acq. 8/1993 (ex CN 1259) SW1200RS GMD A1031 1/1957 Big Valley 5/23/2006

Former Stettler Subdivision

Looking like a abandoned line being torn up it is in fact a major rebuilding of the former CNR Stettler Sub.
closed down by Central Western and now being fixed up for the Alberta Prairie Railway!

Two views 6/01/2013

1118 arriving with a big train at Big Valley! July 19, 2015 Colin Arnot

7438 with lengthy morning train southbound on the Stettler Sub. to Big Valley. June 28, 2015 Steve Arnot

Alberta Prairie 41 (ex Central Western 9, ex Mississippian 77). BLW 54266 12/1920
Getting ready for a sold out trip to Big Valley. Saturday, September 13, 2014
Two photos Keith Bowler

Mississippian Railway

Oil-fired. "Johnson Bar" reverser.



Station, coach 6603 and covered hopper CNWX 101276 at Parrish & Heimbecker elevator. Stettler 8/1991

APXX 6603 ex CN 6603 Montreal commuter coach. CC&F 1923 Stettler 8/1991


The elevator was closed January 2, 2003 by Parrish & Heimbecker a fate suffered by hundreds of similar grain elevators all over the prairies. However, this was one of the few that was not destroyed. Instead it was acquired by a newly formed organization Stettler P&H Elevator Preservation Society. It has been continually restored over the years and remains as a symbol of the grain industry.



APXX 1118 (ex CWR 1118 ex CN 1118 nee CNR 1018) GMD-1 1200 hp GMD A1438 10/1958
Two views 7/12/2014

Built with A-1-A A-1-A trucks. Rebuilt 5/1983 with B-B Flexicoil trucks off GP9's renumbered 1118.
. Sold 1997 Canadian Railserve.

Baggage wagon on station platform. 7/12/2014
Note the sign advertising new CN Red, White and Blue fare structure.




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