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On the rails again in Penticton

Phil Weibe plays some hot licks on his fiddle as the Kettle Valley Brakemen, under the lead of Jack Godwin (below), played for an appreciative crowd at the Penticton Museum Saturday. - Steve Kidd/Western News
Phil Weibe plays some hot licks on his fiddle as the Kettle Valley Brakemen, under the lead of Jack Godwin (below), played for an appreciative crowd at the Penticton Museum Saturday.
— image credit: Steve Kidd/Western News

As the Kettle Valley Steam Railway  in Summerland gets ready for their 2011 season, the Kettle Valley Brakemen were warming up train enthusiasts with their songs and stories about life on the railroad.

The Brakemen performed to a packed house at the Penticton Museum Saturday, bringing to life some of the characters of early life on the rails in Canada — people like Sam Steele, Andrew McCulloch and the latest addition to their roster of subjects, Percy McPherson, with a song about how the old-time conductor once delivered a baby on his train.

The KVR Steam Railway in Summerland has a Easter Run on April 23, then begins regular operation on the May 14 weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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