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« Reply #1120 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 6:13pm »
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Then the Budds (6134/6125) head to the barn so the wayfreight can get out of town.  That's GP9 8684 waiting with one empty tankcar and a caboose.  Get a load of the uniformed conductor at the switch--I can also see four other employees in this scene.

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« Reply #1121 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 6:28pm »
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Next in the sequence.  You can see some of the old log flats in the coach sidings.

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« Reply #1122 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 6:32pm »
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And here comes the wayfreight, white flags and all (although I think at this point everyone was still calling it "train 51").

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« Reply #1123 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 6:38pm »
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Three days later, 6134 and 6125 brought train 198 through Langford.

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« Reply #1124 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 6:45pm »
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An hour or so later, GP9 8663, running long hood forward, headed north with the freight.  Looks like the Victoria switcher had just been changed.

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« Reply #1125 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 11:17pm »
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on Mar 5th, 2009, 7:33am, thehighwayman wrote:       (Click here for original message)

But for me, the only diesels that really represent the Island are Baldwins or GMD-1s.
w

Well, W, couldn't agree with you more!  I know a couple of fans that would call those engines "vintage" from a "bygone era".  What does that say for your and me?


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« Reply #1126 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 11:23pm »
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on Mar 8th, 2009, 6:28pm, Dayliner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Next in the sequence.  You can see some of the old log flats in the coach sidings.

Nice!  Seeing those log cars, brings back a flood of memories.  Of course, the same can be said for all the subjects in those recent posts. The photo in reply 1142 is my favorite.
Thanks for sharing.


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« Reply #1127 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 12:43am »
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Great  stuff, dayliner!   Man ,I used to love the  wayfrieght.. not just the normal northbound train but I recall a way frieght heading out in morning and doing set outs and pickups all the  way to langford and back. I recall them havning a caboose on it and sometimes not. Later in the mid 80s I would see them do the run to langford and back in the late afternoon. I always saw it operate with a switcher and not a geep. There was plenty work to be done between esquimalt and langford back in those days! A 'stripped down' version of vic's  wayfrieght happened even as  late as the erly 90s when the yard switcher would head off to store street,the cn interchange and sometimes north to the warehouses in vic west. On one occasion i recall seeing the normal northbound frieght in 1991 leaving the yard with its train but pushing a railbox boxcar IN FRONT of the locomotive to be dropped off at standard furniture,i believe. Odd sight.

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« Reply #1128 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 7:41am »
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on Mar 8th, 2009, 11:17pm, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Well, W, couldn't agree with you more!  I know a couple of fans that would call those engines "vintage" from a "bygone era".  What does that say for your and me?

 
Well, now that I am a great-grandfather, there are some who say I am older than dirt!
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But there is something about those old 1,000 hp Baldwins that just seems to grab you. I guess it is because they were the only diesels I saw for so many years. Now that they are long gone, they represent the pleasant times of my youth so I remember them with fondness.
It seems that many of the others here remember the arrival of the Geeps with the same sort of fondness.
My one regret is that I wasn't around to see the GP-30s. I know there were problems with them, but they have long been a favourite with me because of their unique roofline.
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« Reply #1129 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 9:33pm »
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on Mar 8th, 2009, 6:05pm, Dayliner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
OK, time for a bit more nostalgia (we can never get enough nostalgia on this board, can we?)

 
I know I can't get enough! Great pictures Dayliner! Interesting to see the apartment building on Sitkum being built, I always wondered when it was constructed.  
 
For me, on the island CN meant GMD-1s, and E&N was GP38ACs because that is what I photographed the most.


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« Reply #1130 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 12:11am »
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on Mar 9th, 2009, 7:41am, thehighwayman wrote:       (Click here for original message)

My one regret is that I wasn't around to see the GP-30s. I know there were problems with them, but they have long been a favourite with me because of their unique roofline.
Will

Yes, the GP-30s were on the island for a while.  If you have a soft spot for them, you will have to stay tuned.  Forum readers seemed to enjoy the videos "Duncan Turn" and "Courtenay Turn".  One coming up will be called "Port Turn" which will include clips showing the GP-30s doing their thing.


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« Reply #1131 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 1:09am »
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Sidewinder, torch, vicguy--glad you're enjoying the pictures.  It's good to be able to share after sitting on them for a quarter of a century.
 
Moka, back in those days I never really knew about the "Langford switcher".  I remember once the girlfriend "du jour" told me she had seen a freight train heading into town in the middle of the day, but I knew that the wayfreight came in at night and wondered what she was talking about.  Hmm, maybe that's why that relationship didn't work out . . . .  I do remember occasionally seeing the wayfreight stopped in Langford around dinner time while crew went for beans.  
 
Anyway, here are a few more before I call it a night . . . .  Anyone remember the old freight house in Nanaimo?  I believe it was the original from 1886.  This is from July 1983.


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« Reply #1132 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 1:12am »
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Shawnigan Lake, August 1983.  Everybody stops to watch the train go by.

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« Reply #1133 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 1:16am »
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The classic Niagara Canyon shot.

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Then I tried getting a little artsy.  Here's the wayfreight seen from the former CN right-of-way in Colwood.  August 25, 1983.

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yup.. I remember one of the main functions of  the "langford way-frieght" from vic  was to switch the moulding mill in langford , the  langford team track siding and occasionally icg propane. When the cormark warehouse building was errected  they would serve that too  although usually It was the regular northbound frieght which I saw  serve that warehouse.. I  NEVER was able to figure out who ordered loads and of what for the siding in langford. In the  early days it was often a burlington northern boxcar spotted there.  In the later times  aqs in the late 80s and  early 90s it was often a qc boxcar or other.  Anybody out there  have any idea of who recieved loads from the langford siding/team track  Over the years I saw other cars there  such as  gondolas  and  nowadays dust controll carrying tankers or a transformer.

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Yes, the GP-30s were on the island for a while.  If you have a soft spot for them, you will have to stay tuned.  Forum readers seemed to enjoy the videos "Duncan Turn" and "Courtenay Turn".  One coming up will be called "Port Turn" which will include clips showing the GP-30s doing their thing.

 
Woo hoo!  Many thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1137 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 11:27am »
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Wow these pics are excellent. I look forward to seeing more!

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« Reply #1138 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 12:34pm »
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Dayliner I do remember climbing on box cars on the siding at the Nanaimo freightshed when I was a kid (early 1960's) and up visiting Grandparents up by the "new" firehall.  More then once I got in trouble for disappearing down hill following the call of the horns on a passing train.  My dad told me that the kids used to (1920's) use the right of way as a quick way to school but if a passing train went by the crews sometimes would open the drain cocks on the cylinders and let the kids get covered in exhausted steam.  Not hot enough to hurt them but they got wet and had to show up at home that way or at school and had to explain how that happened, solved the trespassing trouble in one pass.

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« Reply #1139 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 2:02pm »
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Gentlemen
 
We truly need to push for a museum of rail history in Victoria. With all these great photos, info, etc. It would be a shame not to have a facility to share with the public.
 
Obviously a working museum wont happen at the roundhouse, but perhaps a museum that has photos, models, small artifacts, stories, video, etc. of the 4 railways that served Victoria (V&S, CNR, E&N and BCER).
 


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