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joncalon
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« Reply #1320 on: Jan 1st, 2010, 12:38pm »
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on Jan 1st, 2010, 1:58am, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)

How much does she charge by the foot to print modeling backgrounds?

 
Depends entirely on what dimensions you're looking for and the type of material.  Feel free to drop me an e-mail at jon@calon.ca with the details and I'll get you a price.
 
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Sidewinder
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« Reply #1321 on: Jan 8th, 2010, 1:25am »
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Back in January 1991, Tfctrains and I thought freezing trackside waiting for a train would be better than a day working.  It was.  Here is a short video, "Port Turn V", showing what we saw.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrniDhfmZHw


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« Reply #1322 on: Jan 8th, 2010, 1:49am »
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on Jan 8th, 2010, 1:25am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Back in January 1991, Tfctrains and I thought freezing trackside waiting for a train would be better than a day working.  It was.  Here is a short video, "Port Turn V", showing what we saw.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrniDhfmZHw

That video sent shivers up my spine, now that we are retired it is too bad there isn't more trains to chase. Great stuff Sidewinder!


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ENRFAN
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« Reply #1323 on: Jan 8th, 2010, 9:25am »
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thanks for posting that great video. i lived in tahsis untill 2001 so I missed all of the port turns.

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« Reply #1324 on: Jan 8th, 2010, 12:59pm »
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Thanks for the two recent vids Sidewinder! The last vid with the two 35s and 30 reminded me of the first time I ever saw the Port Turn coming through Nanoose Bay in the late 80s. The trio of unit reminds me of a set which ran daily to Sumas from Mission in the early 90s which I saw on a regular basis sitting at the border while heading to my parents vacation property in the states. I had hoped to see a similar set operating on the island in the winter of 91 when visting however power was 38s by then.
 
I think I may have asked this in the past but I will ask again as my memory is foggy after being sick and medicated for the past couple of weeks. Was lumber still being loaded in bulkheads flats at one of the mills at that time or was there a transload operation in place? I recently found a spur on Google Earth which led into one of the mills at the tail end of yard which looked like something which might have been recently used (in the last 20 years) as everything looks to be paved over in the area. Any info would be appreciated.
 



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missthealcos
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« Reply #1325 on: Jan 8th, 2010, 2:29pm »
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Now THAT'S a video! thank God there were people doing this then, I didn't start till 92! Only thing missing is a caboose(end cupola please!) The mech. forces may have hated those units, but they sure had personality. Maybe I should change my screen name to "MissanythingnotGE" On another note, I find it terrifying that this was now 19 years ago!

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Sidewinder
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« Reply #1326 on: Jan 8th, 2010, 11:27pm »
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ENRFAN - You're welcome!
 
ENR3005 - You're welcome, too.  Can't answer your question, though, since I live at the wrong end of the claim.  Don't know the loading systems at Port. Tfctrains, on the other hand, might come up with an answer.
 
missthealcos - Ya, 19 years ago.  I can remember stamping my feet in the frosty grass trying to keep warm at Summit lake like it was yesterday.  You mention "anything else but GEs".  In my case, a good name would be missthebaldwins!


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« Reply #1327 on: Jan 19th, 2010, 3:06am »
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A pair of boxcars being unloaded for an unknown customer in Parksville on the southside of the station back in the mid 90s.

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« Reply #1328 on: Feb 26th, 2010, 12:58am »
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I highly suggest everyone check out the Vancouver Island Railway group on Flickr, there are some excellent historical E&N, CN and other railway photos from the Island on there.  
 
http://www.flickr.com/groups/e_nrailway/


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« Reply #1329 on: Mar 5th, 2010, 3:23am »
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Shot with my phone last night out in Langford while waiting for the bus. Sorry about the quality; I wasn't even going to bother posting it, but I liked the way it turned out, with the clouds in the background and the distorted front end of 6135.

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« Reply #1330 on: Mar 5th, 2010, 8:30pm »
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Look at those nice shiny new rails.  
Not shiny due to high traffic, unfortunately...


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Jason King
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« Reply #1331 on: Mar 17th, 2010, 1:37am »
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As many of you know, I am working on cutting my footage together of a trip on the Port Sub shortly before service was discontinued, and my goal is to have it done by the summer. I'm having to fit it in around work and tons of other video contracts.
 
I'm thinking of adding a short feature on the DVD along the lines of "how things are now", getting shots of various sections of the sub as they appear today.  
 
Would anyone who knows how to access some of they key areas like to assist me one day later in the spring once the days are a bit longer?
 
Cheers.
 
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« Reply #1332 on: Mar 17th, 2010, 5:52am »
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Anybody notice the new 'trail' section beside the tracks in Langford complete with railings?  Was this an oversight?  Its right along the north side of the siding,right to the milstream/goldstream intersection.   How does SRY expect to unload dust control tankers or hydro transformers now?  Any thoughts?

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ENRFAN
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« Reply #1333 on: Mar 17th, 2010, 10:08am »
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I don't think that they  put any thought into it. I'm sure that the tracks could have been fixed up good enough with the money spent on the stupid trails.

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« Reply #1334 on: Apr 3rd, 2010, 11:12pm »
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Taken from the 18th floor of the Pacifica building.  

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« Reply #1335 on: Apr 4th, 2010, 12:29am »
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I'm surprised the railway hasn't picked up Island Pallet as a customer. Maybe it's not the most efficient use of rail cars, but you should ship those pallets all up and down the line.

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« Reply #1336 on: May 1st, 2010, 9:00pm »
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Island Pallet has done some expansion to their parking lot, thus some of the soil and gravel has spilled down and partially covering one of the outer tracks that lead to the barge ramp. Same with the two old freight leads.
 
Otherwise, this was the state of the yard as of thursday, April 29th.


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joncalon
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« Reply #1337 on: May 2nd, 2010, 12:19am »
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6133 and the WCRA cars are STILL THERE
 
I'd imagine nobody's wanting them or else they'd be gone from the island by now...
 
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missthealcos
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« Reply #1338 on: May 2nd, 2010, 12:48am »
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The WCRA cars aren't likely to go back to Squamish until 2860 is finished with the axle box work they are doing at Via in Vancouver..which is who knows when.

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« Reply #1339 on: May 2nd, 2010, 10:57am »
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The WCRA cars aren't likely to go back to Squamish until 2860 is finished with the axle box work they are doing at Via in Vancouver..which is who knows when.

 
So in the meantime, I take it SRVI is storing them for the WCRA for a fee?  Heck, if the yard isn't going to be fully utilized, I see no issues with making some money off of it.  Of course, odds are likely they're being stored there gratis...


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