The COQUIHALLA VALLEY RAILWAY is an HO scale model railway based on the Coquihalla and Merritt Subdivisions of the Kettle Valley Railway, which was owned and operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway. It attempts to recreate the setting where men built and tried to operate a railway through the Cascade Mountains in southwestern B.C.. This route was so rugged and the winter snows so deep and treacherous that both First Nations People and the Hudson's Bay Company personnel rarely used it. The name Coquihalla is derived from a native word meaning "Hungry Waters". So please take care, keep dry, and don't fall in the river.