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Battle River Railway Highlighted at Conference

posted Mar 1, 2013, 5:47 PM by Grant Boddy   [ updated Mar 1, 2013, 5:51 PM ]

(Article provided by Janette McDonald)

April 19, Delta Edmonton South
The Rural Alberta Development Fund (RADF) has supported the work of the Battle River Railway to develop composite grading. RADF has also worked with 396 organizations in 146 communities to fund projects for a total of $100,000,000.  Ken Eshpeter will tell participants about the BRR experience. This one-day conference provides an opportunity to:

*celebrate past and current RADF projects          
*share success stories and explore common learnings
*facilitate learning about issues still facing rural Alberta
*discuss what we can do to advance the rural agenda in Alberta

Register early as space is a premium!  Only $25 if register before March 11.

Alberta Venture Names BRR One of the 25 Most Innovative Organizations

posted Dec 9, 2012, 8:35 PM by Grant Boddy   [ updated Dec 9, 2012, 8:39 PM ]

From a list of more than 100 candidates, Alberta Venture selected the Battle River Railway as one of the top 25 most innovative organizations in Alberta. See the complete article here.

BRR Makes the News!

posted Dec 9, 2012, 10:33 AM by Grant Boddy   [ updated Dec 9, 2012, 9:01 PM ]

Check out this article about the BRR, written by Marty Klinkenberg for the Edmonton Journal. There is also a really great interactive tour, so be sure to try it out.

Liquid Fertilizer Shipments

posted Dec 1, 2012, 11:28 AM by Grant Boddy   [ updated Dec 4, 2012, 8:27 PM ]

(reported by Ken Eshpeter)
The Battle River Railway continues to get inquiries from businesses about handling terminating freight. We have Edberg Crop bringing liquid fertilizer into Kelsey and two other parties have expressed serious interest. More terminating freight will help diversify our revenue stream as we make our transition to an open market.

Railroad Rules Course a Success

posted Dec 1, 2012, 11:09 AM by Grant Boddy   [ updated Dec 4, 2012, 8:28 PM ]

(reported by Ken Eshpeter)
The Battle River Railway completed a very successful railroad rules course. Graduates of the course can begin training as brakemen and some will eventually begin training as locomotive engineers. I am very proud to report that we had 11 local people enroll to take the course and they all graduated. They are already logging their hours of on-the-job training. Within a few months, BRR will have its own homegrown train crew joining our other crew members as operators.

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