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« Reply #1060 on: Oct 24th, 2008, 2:21pm »
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on Oct 24th, 2008, 1:16am, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The EH Pope spur is still intact from the switch down to the edge of the parking lot. You can see I think six loading doors along the edge of the building. It looked like the doors were about 2 car lengths apart, possibly allowing 12 boxcars to be beside the building with 6 being loaded/unloaded simultaneously.  
 
I wonder if that was how things worked when the traffic down to that building peaked.

 
Doubt it, the crew would be there forever picking out the empties. I would think they'd spot 6 cars to the warehouse doors.


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« Reply #1061 on: Oct 31st, 2008, 11:18pm »
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Mud Bay siding showing a meet between the Northbound passenger train and the weed steamer. The Mud bay siding has been removed but the weeds are still a problem

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« Reply #1062 on: Oct 31st, 2008, 11:27pm »
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It was a busy day at Mud Bay, the  frieght was actually first then The Passenger train, as I remember the weed steamer spent a lot of time waiting at Mud Bay.

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« Reply #1063 on: Jan 15th, 2009, 2:49pm »
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The dayliner passes through Langford in late December 2008

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« Reply #1064 on: Feb 7th, 2009, 6:40pm »
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Looks like that grey hopper is fouling the switch..  

 
Quick! It must be a run-away..............


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« Reply #1065 on: Feb 11th, 2009, 8:15pm »
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Those who like to keep a watch on Wellcox should enjoy this short video showing CP Rail switching the barge slip.  Who would have guessed at the time that 1991 was to be the good old days?
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e_7D_TeiR4


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« Reply #1066 on: Feb 11th, 2009, 8:46pm »
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That was a great video. I love the sound those geeps make when they throttle up/down.
 
 
Look at all those propane tankers!
 
I guess CP was serving the propane places in Nanaimo, Cassidy?, and ICG and Superior in Victoria, along with others I don't know of.


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« Reply #1067 on: Feb 11th, 2009, 9:22pm »
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I guess CP was serving the propane places in Nanaimo, Cassidy?, and ICG and Superior in Victoria, along with others I don't know of.

 
ICG in Port Alberni and Courtney, Cassidy had 2 different propane customers. During the winter, there was a ton of propane cars on the island at any given time!


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« Reply #1068 on: Feb 12th, 2009, 12:10am »
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Then again, some things never change.  Here's 6133 at Nanaimo--in March 1982.  How long has this unit been on the Island?

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« Reply #1069 on: Feb 12th, 2009, 10:40am »
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Great video Sidewinder! This time period sure brings back memories. It's amazing how busy the team track for local freight was even in 91. That side of the yard sure has died off nowadays. I remember seeing those red CP box's at Vic Plywood all the time.


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on Feb 12th, 2009, 12:10am, Dayliner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Then again, some things never change.  Here's 6133 at Nanaimo--in March 1982.  How long has this unit been on the Island?

 
Yes, indeed, isn't that a familiar face!
 
Your question prompted a search to see if I could come up with a definite answer.  My slides show that the 6133 showed up in 1981.  Perhaps someone else can prove it was here before that.
 
Actually, the photos illustrate the transition to VIA.  If the 6133 was on the island previously it would have been CP's 9058.


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« Reply #1071 on: Feb 12th, 2009, 5:46pm »
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Kind of ironic, given that 6133 was built as CP 9058, lettered for the DAR, about as far the other direction on CP's system as it could get! One extreme to the other!

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« Reply #1072 on: Feb 12th, 2009, 9:53pm »
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I seem to remember seeing 6133 on the Edmonton to Calgary run in the mid 80s. I even have a picture of it at the Edmonton Station.

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« Reply #1073 on: Feb 13th, 2009, 1:26am »
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Kind of ironic, given that 6133 was built as CP 9058, lettered for the DAR, about as far the other direction on CP's system as it could get! One extreme to the other!

While on the DAR, 6133 had a head on with a Burro crane, they had to be cut a part. The Budd Car was very badly damaged. There is a good picture of the accident in the book that the Briish Railway Modellers of North America published on the DAR.


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« Reply #1074 on: Feb 13th, 2009, 11:44am »
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I seem to remember seeing 6133 on the Edmonton to Calgary run in the mid 80s. I even have a picture of it at the Edmonton Station.

 
Not saying it didn't fill in there on the way back from maintenance but it was a regular here.  They didn't move 'em around that much unless something serious broke.


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« Reply #1075 on: Feb 14th, 2009, 1:10am »
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Great video Sidewinder! This time period sure brings back memories. It's amazing how busy the team track for local freight was even in 91. That side of the yard sure has died off nowadays. I remember seeing those red CP box's at Vic Plywood all the time.

 
Thanks, Demian!
 
Yes.... Wellcox is a shadow of former self these days.  In past years, a visit to Nanaimo was not complete without a look at Wellcox.  Do the same thing now when the opportunity arises, but it ain't the same.


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On friday I stopped and took my lunch at the little park that is located next to the Welcox spur bridge over the old Island highway.  I grabbed my camera and started exploring along the tracks intent on getting some pics of the small bridge over the Chase River.  Got a few and just as I was turning to walk away I thought I kept hearing a train horn in the distance.. but it didn't sound like a typical horn that I was familiar with.  Darn.. I should have waited an extra 2 mins, because I just got back to my vehicle when #129 trundled around the curve and into view..

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« Reply #1077 on: Feb 14th, 2009, 11:15pm »
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It went out with 4 propane cars and returned about 90 mins later with 3 empty ones.  I did contemplate chasing it but figured I would miss out on some 'good' spots that I wanted to try, besides I wanted to get some pics of a train on the Welcox spur so I sat on Haliburton Rd near the Chase River bridge waiting for its return.  I had planned on taking a ladder I have with me and placing it against a tree so I could get a slightly elevated shot above the bushes and show the train curving over and onto the bridge.  D'oh! I was dozing in the warm sunshine listening to some music and didn't hear it early enough.  I had just enough time to dash down to the tracks and get this pic.

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« Reply #1078 on: Feb 14th, 2009, 11:27pm »
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The pics of #129 were taken between noon and 1330.  At 1508 I was lucky enough to be driving down the highway when the southbound Dayliner was coming through.  I paced it from the north Bowen Rd crossing all the way down until the Northfield Rd crossing.  I thought I would try snapping some photos and of about 7, only this one turned out decent enough.

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« Reply #1079 on: Feb 14th, 2009, 11:35pm »
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Oh and by the way, some of you may be interested in knowing that a portion of the CL&R log dump r.o.w. has been utilized as a walking trail.  It's only a short section.. you can see the remains of a wooden trestle and there's a section of rail in the drink.

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