OUR RAILWAY

3100 Kingsway Ave, Port Alberni, BC

You can board the train pulled by our completely restored 1929 Baldwin ex-logging locomotive at the 1912 CPR Station and ride out to the McLean Mill National Historic Site. The track winds through the City of Port Alberni and then the surrounding forests for 35 minutes each way.

Alberni Pacific Railway

Unfortunately, railway operations have been suspended for the 2019 season

#7 Baldwin

We are working to get railway operations up and running for the 2020 season. Please stay tuned for more information.

Photo: R. Spencer

Photo: R. Spencer

In July of 2018, the #7, a 1929 Baldwin 2-8-2st Steam Locomotive had 3 boiler tubes rupture. After extensive inspections, the WVIIHS decided the locomotive had to have a full boiler re-tube. 

The #7, Built at Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, was the last scheduled logging steam train in North America, until 2000 when it was restored and operated on the Alberni Pacific Railway. The APR took passengers from the restored E&N train station in Port Alberni, to McLean Mill National Historic Site.

Photo: D. Hooper

Photo: D. Hooper

Photo: R. Spencer

Photo: R. Spencer

Click Here to donate towards extensive boiler repairs

Photo: D. Hooper

Current Locomotives

#7 - 1929 Baldwin 2-8-2ST

Photo: D. Hooper

l, #2 - 1912 Lima 42-2B Shay (Two-Spot)

Photo: M. Bonkowski 

R , #11 - 1942 GE 45 Ton

#8427 - 1954 Alco RS-3

Photo: D. Hooper

Roundhouse (shop)

Photo: R. Spencer

Photo: R. Spencer

***At this moment, the railway is not operating in 2019.***

Please stay tuned on the website and Facebook page for updates

If you would like to show your support, please email us at IHSPortAlberni@gmail.com

Current Restoration Projects

#112 - 1923 Canfor 2-6-2ST

Photo: D. Hooper

1909 CN Caboose 

Photo: D. Hooper

Photo: D. Hooper

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Designed and Maintained by the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society