Esquimalt & Nanaimo
Rail America purchased the Port Alberni to Nanaimo, BC section of CP's Vancouver Island lines, and leased the rest, reincarnating the E&N from a paper line to a real railroad. Startup occured on January 8, 1999 and VIA Rail service on the lines is continuing. The possibility of dinner trains, maybe even steam powered, is being discussed.
Road #'s Bldr. Model In Service Previous Owner
1001 EMD GP10 1 ex-Kiamichi
2099 EMD GP20 1 ex-RaiLink
3809 EMD GP38 1 ex-Minnesota Northern
3870 EMD GP38 1 ex-E&N 344
3876-3877 EMD GP38 2 ex-E&N 2796, 2813