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  • "The Carbon Valley Railway / Railroad" - Ride on Miniature Railway

    A 7.5 in model railroad, named the Carbon Valley Railroad, built by Nicholas Janzen and established in 2015: is a real ride on scale railroad: which is very loosely based on CP rail line through the Carbon Valley. In the real village of Carbon (AB), the original full sized railroad has been removed with the decline of coal mining in the area.

    This railroad is on the south side of the Kneehill Creek. On both sides of the village (west/east) you can still see this railroad bed flying over (2016), and you can walk some of it. This railroad was operated by CP rail. Glenbow museum in Calgary has photos of this railroad under construction on file. This railroad was primarily used to support the coal mining and farming in the area.

    Please note this railroad is on private property, please do not trespass. Contact me for more details: nj a@t nicholasjanzen.ca