Wednesday April 23, 2014

Rail service back at Tolko mills in Armstrong and Lavington


The lumber mill in Armstrong

Tolko looks forward to regular rail service to mills in Lavington and Armstrong now that the former Kelowna Pacific Railway line has been restored.

Canadian National Railway took over the route between Kamloops, Armstrong, Vernon and Lavington, and had it back in service on Sunday. It had been out of commission since July 5.

The route will no longer carry on to Kelowna.

“We greatly appreciate all of the hard work CN and their maintenance crews have done over the past few months in order to repair and rehabilitate the line in order to allow a safe return to operations with improved function to the line,” said Hardy Wentzel, vice-president marketing, sales and logistics for Tolko.

Some former employees of KPR have found jobs with CN.

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