Bx Stagecoach Company supports
the 2141 Heritage Railway in Kamloops, BC.

The BX Stagecoach Company started in the Colony of British Columbia in 1864 carrying gold, mail and passengers. They had 24 stagecoaches and two men by the names of Francis Bernardt and Steve Tingley started the company in Yale. They travelled up the Cariboo Wagon Trail stopping at roadhouses along the way pick up and dropping off passengers and precious cargo. The BX Ranch started up and operated in Vernon town.

Today BX Stagecoach Services operates in Kamloops doing stagecoach rides, weddings, funerals and local functions for families and businesses - and let's not forget rodeos! Thanks to BX Stagecoach Services, Kamloops has the only one of it's kind in all of Canada.

Film & Television Production

BX Stagecoach Company has experience in many forms of film and video production.

Owner Larry Foss is an animal and stunt coordinator for film production with a long credit history. Also Larry can provide services including location scouting, animal wrangling, horse drawn wagons and stagecoach equipment, cowboy and First Nations performers.

Associate company Tripod Film & Video Production and owner Denis Abramsen is a television producer, cinematographer and director for corporate and TV productions for the last 30 years. Tripod Productions has the best production package available in the BC Interior.

Whether you are looking for on camera talent, production office staff, production crew or equipment, we can provide a service package to meet your needs.




Bill Miner Wild West Show

Thousands of tourists, history buffs and fans of original steam locomotives have experienced the excitement and fun of the Bill Miner Wild West Show. The live Wild West show is featured daily during the summer months during scheduled runs on the “Spirit of Kamloops” 2141 Steam Locomotive and Heritage Train.

When the train is forced to a stop and surrounded by Bill Miner’s outlaw gang, the passengers know something is up. Outlaws on horses, guns blazing and shouting “hands up, we’re here for the gold” reenact the action of an old west train robbery. Bill Miner and his gang enlist the passengers’ participation in this exciting and realistic event.

As well, the Bill Miner Show is performed at special events, universities and corporate conventions.

 

100 year anniversary of Bill Miner’s First Canadian Train Robbery

In April of 2004 Larry Foss produced and directed a spectacular 100th anniversary reenactment of Canada’s first train robbery. Lending to the events authenticity, Canadian Pacific Railways donated their newly restored 2816 Steam Locomotive and Heritage train, and its crew. The two and one half hour excursion featured an in-scheduled stop, at what turned out to be the original robbery site at Silverdale, BC.

Eight celebrity “horsemen / outlaws” featuring Larry Foss as Bill Miner and good friend actor Donnelly Rhodes, from the TV Series “Davinci’s Inquest” as Miner’s step-brother Jack Budd – stopped the train, boarded the passenger cars and “demanded gold”. Ten role-playing actors were aboard the train at the time of departure, to help facilitate a period atmosphere for the more than one hundred unsuspecting but delighted train buffs, special guests and media representatives who were there to see the 2816’s return to service.
 

The Wild West Show was staged in April of 2004. Canadian Pacific Railways donated the newly restored 2816 Steam Locomotive and Heritage Train and crew for the event.

Lending to the event’s authenticity, Larry Foss produced and directed, a spectacular 100th Anniversary reenactment of Canada’s first train robbery.

 

The three-hour excursion featured an unexpected stop, at the original robbery site at Silverdale, BC. Eight celebrity “horsemen / outlaws” with Larry as Bill Miner and as Miner’s step-brother Jack Budd, Larry’s good friend actor Donnelly Rhodes, from the CBC TV Series “Davinci’s Inquest”.

The outlaws with guns blazing, stopped the train, boarded the passenger cars and “demanded all the gold”. As well, ten role-playing actors in period costumes were aboard the train.

Over one hundred unsuspecting but delighted steam locomotive enthusiasts, special guests and media were there to experience the CPR’s 2816 return to service and the historic robbery reenactment.