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Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

Weekend Operations start May 18, 2019

We're open  weekends beginning on May 18, 2019. Daily operations will start July 1st 2019 and continue until into September.  View our schedules page for more information on when tours are running.

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Remembering Ron Turner

More sad news for us at KUMR as we mourn the loss of a talented and dedicated volunteer, Ron Turner. Ron worked as a machinist and welder on lociis 99 and 2006 and on both sets of coaches as well. Ron also did beautiful woodwork. His beautiful model of our train is on...

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Remembering Lorne Boates

We at KUMR are mourning the loss of good friend, colleague, and volunteer extraordinaire, Lorne Boates. He started volunteering when we were still BCMR and soon became a vital member of our board, where he was our treasurer and accountant, and was always ready to help...

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2017 AGM President’s Report

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING PRESIDENTS REPORT The event of the year was working around the reconstruction of Gerry Sorensen Way for our whole operating season excepting Victoria Day Weekend. Our highest ridership of the Season was on the Sunday of this weekend...

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Platzl to Peak Tours

On Saturday, July 18, from 10:00 until the last train at 3:00, KUMR and RCR will partner to host Platzl to Peak Tours which include a train ride and a chairlift ride. Train/chairlift tickets - Adults - $20 Children - $10 Family (Maximum 2 adults and dependent children...

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Tourism Excellence Award

KUMR President Mick Henningson accepts the Tourism Excellence Award, sponsored by Tourism Kimberley, from Kevin Wilson at the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala. We are very honoured and excited to receive this award. Many, many thanks to everyone who helped...

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

We at KUMR are very lucky to have a dedicated group of volunteers without whom we would be unable to function. Every autumn we all look forward to our volunteer dinner which not only allows us to socialize and have fun, but also allows us to let our volunteers know...

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New Track for KUMR

Record Numbers for Railway Bulletin article written for the Bulletin by Carolyn Grant It was another good year on the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway, as rider numbers rose by nine per cent. Society President Mick Henningson says 9880 people (and 75 dogs) rode...

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Resounding Opera Underground

Article from The Bulletin - Kimberley Opera Underground was presented in five parts to a very appreciative audience. Part one occurred before the train carrying the audience even entered the tunnel.? The train was stopped across the Mark Creek Valley from the side...

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