Kettle Falls International Railway (KFR), one of the premier shortline railroads in Washington, operates over 133 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 six 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
Nelson and Fort Sheppard (NFTS) - COLUMBIA GARDENS, BC
125 East Meyers Street
Kettle Falls, Washington 99141