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 1   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Selling the E & N  Posted Today at 12:40pm 
Response #6 By Dennis Dalla-Vicenza       Thread Started By Dennis Dalla-Vicenza
"sigh"
 
Strange that everyone wants to save the E & N but nobody does a damn thing but sit on their computers and SJW it all the time.  Being an SJW is fine and dandy when you are saving the world; or at least thinking you are, but when it comes down to hard and fast none of you show up for meetings, rallies or whatever that are held around the island.  
 
Pretending to support the ICF is so far being futile because Graham et al know how to deal with ass kissers. You just tell them what they want to hear, explain what good little railfans they are and then send them on their way assuring them all along that things are progressing. So far the only thing I see progressing is Granake bank accounts.  
 
There is much angst on Facebook about what is going down but whenever facts are presented that the people attending these sites don't like they just start a new forum and denying membership to such new sites to people who work in reality and don't have any reason to even pretend to be an SJW. You get lots of lip service from sites presenting a one sided image of the support they have but in reality the powers that be know they have suckers on the hook and suckers only bottom feed so they are easy to placate.  
 
There are people who attend meetings trying to fathom a way to get the E & N up and running and even these people have internal issues and even though the route they are following is not my cup of tea, I at least get out to the meetings and offer what little support I can.  
 
I have quit posting on the SJW sites for the most part because instead of fighting the rail trail bicycle advocates they somehow think that these people will magically get funding for the E & N right of way and they actually do get the funding. But the funding is for their own nefarious causes and they really could give a ratzz azz about the railroad.
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 2   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 11:28pm 
Response #1965 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_447_470x321.jpg - 13339 Bytes
February 16, 1997, 12.30pm, mile 10.2, Victoria Sub  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
Train 198 [6133] heads northbound past the site of the old Goldstream siding, soon to be whistling for the Humpback road crossing.
 
Engineer Dan Nicholson & Conductor Sturgill
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 3   Regional Area Operations / WNYClass1 / Re: Serious derailment in Attica, NY  Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 7:33pm 
Response #1 By Matthew_L       Thread Started By Matthew_L
The Tier reopened at 5:50 AM yesterday. Clean-up continues at the wreck site.
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 4   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N (SRY-VI) Movement Reports: 2018  Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 6:02pm 
Response #12 By Goose5       Thread Started By Goose5
5 cars southbound from Superior Propane at 2:35.
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 5   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia  Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 1:43pm 
Response #621 By tomc       Thread Started By fred_55
Nice, glad u r able to keep working.  Please keep ur updates coming as there are few left to keep the board active.  I have been short on shop time due to wife health issues.
 
Does your boiler code allow the pressure gage to tap in without a loop?
 
Tom C.
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 6   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Selling the E & N  Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 1:41pm 
Response #5 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Dennis Dalla-Vicenza
Sigh...
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 7   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia  Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 12:10pm 
Response #620 By Henry       Thread Started By fred_55
It looks great!
 
Thanks for the update.
 
Henry
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 8   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia    Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 6:43am 
Response #619 By fred_55       Thread Started By fred_55       View Thread with IMG_20180209_085915a.jpg - 252304 Bytes
That leaves the boiler assembly, where most of the visible detail is.  Many new skills being learned and quality of work is high enough for me to be satisfied with progress.
Pete
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 9   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia    Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 6:30am 
Response #618 By fred_55       Thread Started By fred_55       View Thread with IMG_20171111_132846a.jpg - 258457 Bytes
The chassis had been languishing for way too long, so I took it back, and then took it as far as possible, ready for running on air. It is now back getting pistons and piston valves
Pete
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 10   Model Railroading / LiveSteam / Re: Brisbane Valley Tramway, Australia    Posted Feb 19th, 2018, 6:17am 
Response #617 By fred_55       Thread Started By fred_55       View Thread with IMG_20170727_122529a.jpg - 241063 Bytes
I'm still alive, just checking if you are too.  Two years of the hottest weather in living memory and a tornado that took out a big chunk of forest, has left the tramway a bit unloved.    
Instead I've spent most of my time in the shop, working on the steam loco.
Here's the finished tender.
Pete
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 11   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Feb 18th, 2018, 7:23pm 
Response #1964 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_446_940x633.jpg - 66011 Bytes
February 16, 1997, 1.00pm mile 25, Victoria Sub  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
Train 199 [6133] passing through Cliffside, high up above the east side of Shawningan Lake.
 
Crewed by Engineer Dan Nicholson & Conductor Jim Sturgill
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 12   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Alberni Pacific Railway  Posted Feb 18th, 2018, 12:40pm 
Response #19 By Dennis Dalla-Vicenza       Thread Started By cycledude
Aaron, if Denise and I have not left the valley, the lights will be on at our place and we do have extra rooms for you and your family. I too hope the train is still running and things get straightened out. I am too jaded and too old to believe things will change but there is always hope.
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 13   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: Alberni Pacific Railway  Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 5:32pm 
Response #18 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By cycledude
I want to take our daughter to ride it next summer when she a toddler. She is 6 weeks old. Looks like the forest museum still runs trains
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 14   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Is there a future for rail on VI of any kind.  Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 5:18pm 
NEW Post By Aaron Lypkie
I don't think any of us thought 14/15 years ago when this group first started thought things could get this bad  
 
The failure of PAW in 2001
Freight on the Port Sub stops in late 2001
The shut down of passenger service in 2011
Freight south of Nanaimo stops to the feed mill in 2013
The shut down of the Englewood Rwy in late 2017
The Alberni Pacific Rwy requires more funding as announced in 2017 to survive
The issues surrounding the ICF
The growing support (or what seems to be) to remove rails to trails
Failed attempts to get some sort of commuter service going or restoring the VIA service  
The removal of the rail bridge and no rail on the new bridge
Failed interest from governments  
 
 
Sigh need I say more.
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 15   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches  Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 4:52pm 
Response #11 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie
Will post more as I complete them.
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 16   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: E&N/SVI photos and video    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 12:08pm 
Response #1963 By Jamie_Masters       Thread Started By cn2220       View Thread with Scan_445_935x628.jpg - 63342 Bytes
July 26, 1991, 9.45 am, Vic West   [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The Work Extra 6713 returning to the yard after switching the warehouses in Esquimalt.
 
The squat, cinder block building it's about to pass was the E&N station for an unfortunate period of time in the seventies and eighties.
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 17   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:25am 
Response #10 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-74.jpg - 180851 Bytes
Summer of 2014
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 18   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:24am 
Response #9 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-73.jpg - 159863 Bytes
Victoria Store St station
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 19   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:23am 
Response #8 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-72.jpg - 227664 Bytes
Parksville
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 20   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:21am 
Response #7 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-71.jpg - 214570 Bytes
Urban Streetcar
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 21   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:20am 
Response #6 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-70.jpg - 241446 Bytes
Electric Railway
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 22   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:19am 
Response #5 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-69.jpg - 230867 Bytes
Steam in the Forest
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 23   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:18am 
Response #4 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-68.jpg - 218234 Bytes
Steam on the Arbutus Canyon Bridge
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 24   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:16am 
Response #3 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-67.jpg - 239731 Bytes
The Port Sub
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 25   Regional Area Operations / Vancouver / Re: My railway sketches    Posted Feb 17th, 2018, 11:14am 
Response #2 By Aaron Lypkie       Thread Started By Aaron Lypkie       View Thread with image-66.jpg - 154018 Bytes
Arbutus Canyon
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