Last run hauling logs of an Aero Camp steam locomotiveLogging railroads appeared in Powell River around the turn of the century where the yield was attractive and the terrain suitable. Their heyday was between 1900 and 1935, when logging roads and trucks began overtaking rail for moving logs from the forest.

The Historical Museum amd Forestry museum displays fascinating photos of Powell River's trains and railway era.

The links on the right show some of the equipment and several of the main railroad logging shows of the Powell River area.

The best reference for local railways is "Powell River's Railway Era" by Ken Bradley and Karen Southern published in 2000 by the BC Railway Historical Association.

 The 1923 map below  shows the logging claims at the height of railway logging in the Powell River area.

Close-up views will be shown with the various railway logging show pages.