Lyman Stewart Morrison, the last CPR Operator on the Kettle Valley Railway wrote his own train orders and took his last ride on train Number 12 on November 30, 2016. He passed away at his home on Calgary Ave.
As a telegraph/operator for the railway his call letters were “MO,” the nickname that stayed with him all his working life.
Mo was born December 13th, 1922 in Trail, BC, He was in the Air Force in WW2 and true to his sense of humor, he told his friends that he was shipped overseas… to Prince Edward Island! He was an airframe mechanic there.
After the war he started work for the CPR serving in Trail, Castlegar, Coykendahl and finally Penticton where he has lived for over 50 years.
Mo had a great sense of fun and enjoyed anything “railway.” He was particularly devoted to the restoration and operation of Engine 3716, the main locomotive power of the Kettle Valley Steam Railway at Summerland.
Mo is survived by a train-load of friends, in particular the Aberdeens, Coghlins, Leemings, Manuels, Smuins, Sanfords, and his devoted friends at the Bear’s Den who kept him fed physically and emotionally for decades.
There will be a celebration of all things MO, at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, May 29, 2017. Train departs at 1:30. We will meet you in “Mo’s” car and have a great time telling stories and meeting each other.
To reserve your space, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th
or contact KVSR through their website.