Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC

Courtesy of Nathan Zachman, ®2000

Kettle Falls International Railway (KFR) operates over 160 miles of former Burlington Northern Santa Fe trackage in Northeastern Washington State and Southeastern British Columbia. KFR operates from the BNSF interchange at Chewelah, Washington to Columbia Gardens, British Columbia. A second line operates from Kettle Falls, Washington to Grand Forks, British Columbia.

KFR has a very diverse traffic base, including lumber, plywood, wood products, minerals, metals, fertilizer, industrial chemicals, and abrasives. Key customers include ATCO Lumber, Boise Cascade, Columbia Cedar, Columbia Gardens Reload,  International Forest, International Raw Materials, Pacific Abrasives, Stimson Lumber, Teck Resources Ltd, and Vaagen Bros Lumber.

KFR works closely with local economic development agencies on new business opportunities and with five days per week rail connections with BNSF, KFR is an excellent choice for new plant locations.


///////BNSF - Chewelah, WA
///////Grand Forks RR - Grand Forks, BC
///////IRRS - Columbia Gardens, BC