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Locomotive 6703 Move & Restoration

Locomotive 6703 is on its way from Grand Forks to the Victoria Roundhouse for full restoration!

Follow 6703's move from Grand Forks to Victoria by visiting the dedicated 6703 webpage HERE

More information on this donation and the locomotive itself can be viewed at

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Locomotive 696 Move & Restoration

Locomotive 696 was recently donated to the E&N Division by Paper Excellence Crofton.

As the move of this unit gets underway from Crofton to Victoria Roundhouse stay tuned!

Photo documentation of this restoration will follow once the unit is moved on to Victoria.

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Coombs Siding & museum Project

The E&N Division CRHA working with Alberni Pacific Railway and the Coombs Community are undertaking a museum rail project that will see a transformation of the Coombs landscape. Over the past year, we have met with Alberni Pacific Railway and Regional District members, Regional District of Nanaimo Parks Department, including planning and museum societies. They share our vision of a rail interpreted museum that will include the use of our E&N Division's historic rail equipment. This project will also promote the Alberni Pacific Railway's steam train operation and possibly a new home to the Coombs Museum.


Plans were drawn and presented to all the interested parties. Site work has started with clearing of over sixty years of vegetation growth. Several extensive work parties have completed initial work that included grading, ballast, and the installation of a switch and track off the current Port Alberni Subdivision of the E&N Railway. This project is currently being supported by volunteers and companies providing heavy equipment.


The E&N Division CRHA and our East End Track Gang (EETG) have worked tirelessly on a number of levels with planners and the community of Coombs, jointly with Alberni Pacific Railway (APR) in making this project come to life and receiving official approval from the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF).


Click Here to view project plans and official ICF approval.


We will keep you posted as to the progress! Here are some photos of this undertaking: