Central Okanagan Railway Company

January 13, 2017
by Dave Winter
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A Day at Lower Summerland

There’s always plenty of action in Lower Summerland.  The big mill is a scene of immense activity.  Powerful trucks carrying loads of logs beat a steady path through the mountains and down to the Mill.  Saws saw, chippers chip and the machinery of the lumber … Continue reading

July 22, 2016
by Dave Winter
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World wide recognition – sort of.

After many attempts our local group has finally made the big time.  We took dozens of photos, night and day, and from every conceivable angle and attached them to a story line that caught Morgans attention.  We’d tried in the … Continue reading

October 14, 2015
by Dave Winter
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The Peachland Boys and Girls Club

All the members of the Central Okanagan Railway Company want to thank one of our long time members for his generous donation to our group. Blair Middleton has moved into a ‘full service’ community and there was just no room … Continue reading

August 16, 2015
by Dave Winter
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Finishing off the Midway Scenery

The group at CORC spent most of yesterday completing the scenery on the Midway display while keeping the coloured photos of the small yard taped up right in front of us.   As stated earlier, our goal was to recreate … Continue reading

August 5, 2015
by Dave Winter
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Rebuilding Midway

Much anguish resulted in the decision to strip Midway of it’s eclectic collection of ‘stuff’ and rebuild it into something vaguely representing the little town at Mile 0. There really wasn’t a great deal to see there. Not a great … Continue reading

February 21, 2015
by Dave Winter
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The Yardmaster Saga – Years in the making.

The Yardmmaster II (ATCS) Automatic Train Control System The Central Okanagan Railway Company needed a 100% reliable system that ran three trains in the Peachland Museum, on demand, and without the need for a supervisor. A visitor pushes a button, … Continue reading

December 15, 2014
by Dave Winter
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Penticton on hold – Greenwood at work

With the sudden disappearance of creativity in and around Penticton the crew have moved over to the sleepy village of Greenwood.  It’s a quiet ‘near ghost town’ high along the Highway 3 route across the south.  Promoted as BC’s smallest … Continue reading

October 31, 2014
by Dave Winter
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And so it begins…….

….It seems the winter rebuild is already under way.  Much more extensive that originally planned of course. What was planned was a “dressing up” of the large Nelson yard.  It’s a dark wall with a very long, 6 track yard. … Continue reading