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vicguy
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« Reply #1360 on: Oct 24th, 2010, 1:53pm »
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Great video Sidewinder, looks like a Victoria Turn. Seeing these videos makes me miss the CP days......

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« Reply #1361 on: Nov 3rd, 2010, 11:53pm »
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Speaking of the CP days, there's been some fantastic E&N photos posted on Flickr lately by Dave Wilkie's son. Great stuff from the 70's and a lot of Baldwin action:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/msdwilkie/

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« Reply #1362 on: Nov 4th, 2010, 12:33am »
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I love looking at these old pictures.  I just got my own gold mine of slides.  Adam Baxter took hundreds of pictures of the railways, a few hundred is from the E&N.  Victoria Roundhouse with the switchers, engines in the bays a rail car being scraped by a CP crain as well as the welcox yard, Kinsol trestle and many more places on the Island.  It is going to take me a while to catolog and scan these picts in.

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vicguy
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« Reply #1363 on: Nov 4th, 2010, 12:49am »
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that's great vanislrailway, can't wait to see them! Do you mind me asking how you came across these? I'm always looking but never have any luck.

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« Reply #1364 on: Nov 4th, 2010, 4:22pm »
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It was more of my crazy luck.  I went to buy a CPR Conductors Hat and Vest from Adam and he said he was moving and I told him I have a big collection.  He said he had the a few boxs of slides and would sell them to me and so I jumped at the chance.  I tell everyone I collect stuff from the Islands' railways because you never know who has what.  I now have around 500 items and close to 1000 images from the railway.  I want a museum one day and so I always keep my eyes open.  

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vicguy
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« Reply #1365 on: Nov 4th, 2010, 5:35pm »
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Wow that is a nice score, I never have that kind of luck! I can't believe he didn't want them anymore?! Either way it's good that they went to somebody like you who will share them with the public, otherwise them might have been lost forever.
 
Oh yeah, I think you already have that museum


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« Reply #1366 on: Nov 6th, 2010, 12:16pm »
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on Nov 3rd, 2010, 11:53pm, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Speaking of the CP days, there's been some fantastic E&N photos posted on Flickr lately by Dave Wilkie's son. Great stuff from the 70's and a lot of Baldwin action:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/msdwilkie/

 
Thanks for posting this Wilkie photo link.


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vanislrailway
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« Reply #1367 on: Nov 7th, 2010, 4:47am »
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Well here is a real treasure for any rail fan on the island.  I was surfing youtube and found this 8 part video.
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA8b1DmQnVQ[url][/url]   on Vancouver island Logging showing the port renfrew area and some Bloedel Stewert and Welch Steam engine shots.  Wow actual working steam engines on the island with speeders, skeleton cars and a log dump  as well.  Just shows the treasures are out there.  


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« Reply #1368 on: Nov 7th, 2010, 11:08am »
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Some is a little rough but its fantastic to see this footage.  Thanks for the link.

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« Reply #1369 on: Nov 8th, 2010, 4:56pm »
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Has anyone been by Wellcox to-day to see what has come in on the barge?  I am hoping there is a string of pole cars for this end of the Island.  
Any news would be appreciated. I traveled to Nanaimo from Courtenay on the Budd Cat this past Saturday, there are 4 hoppers at Dunsmuir and 1 hopper at National Silicate.


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« Reply #1370 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 12:48pm »
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Picked up a few snaps at the Trains show in Burnaby over the weekend.  Pretty sure that this shot of 6621 is at Victoria.  Can anyone confirm?  There's no date, name or location on the back of the photo.

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« Reply #1371 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 2:42pm »
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Sure looks like Victoria.

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« Reply #1372 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 4:32pm »
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on Nov 15th, 2010, 2:42pm, cn2220 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Sure looks like Victoria.

I would say it is Victoria, the steam crane that was on Vancouver Island was numbered 414325, it being the piece of equipment that is to the left of 6621 in the picture. Great find. The crane is now located at the railway Museum at Prince George and was in operating condition, plus it was operating the day I was last there.


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« Reply #1373 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 10:12pm »
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Thanks guys.  I was 95% sure it was Victoria; what threw me was another photo I have seen of the Victoria shops with steam crane 414326 (yes, "six") --didn't know if two different cranes had been assigned to Victoria at different times.  Anyway, here's another picture I picked up at the same show.  Really no doubt about the location, now, is there?  Anyone know roughly when these two engines were at Victoria?

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« Reply #1374 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 10:25pm »
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Here's 6572 switching Victoria yard (looks like they're pulling the CP Express warehouse).

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« Reply #1375 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 10:33pm »
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Day is done; time to tie up on the shop track.  Don't know who took these photos, but my thanks go to the anonymous railfan who preserved this bit of Victoria's rail history for us to enjoy a few decades later.

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« Reply #1376 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 10:47pm »
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That's a great find, Dayliner! I've never seen photos of switching at the CP Express warehouse before, anybody know when they stopped receiving railcars?

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« Reply #1377 on: Nov 16th, 2010, 1:44am »
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on Nov 15th, 2010, 10:12pm, Dayliner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks guys.  I was 95% sure it was Victoria; what threw me was another photo I have seen of the Victoria shops with steam crane 414326 (yes, "six") --didn't know if two different cranes had been assigned to Victoria at different times.  Anyway, here's another picture I picked up at the same show.  Really no doubt about the location, now, is there?  Anyone know roughly when these two engines were at Victoria?

I think I remember a different crane being in Victoria, I will have to look thru my stuff and see if I can fiquire that out, the 414325 is the crane that was in Victoria last.


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« Reply #1378 on: Jan 23rd, 2011, 5:33am »
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414325 was in Victoria around 1982.  It was doing scrap work on at least one car.  Made a mess of it in the slides that I have.  415815 was its tender.
 
Check out this old Mcmillan Bloedel video on youtube.  Makes the stories of steam logging come to life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoFWpKts6NYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DKmEqc_VOw[url]" target="_blank">[/url]
and part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DKmEqc_VOw[url]


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« Reply #1379 on: Jan 23rd, 2011, 1:04pm »
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Here are those links again for anyone have trouble:
 
Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoFWpKts6NY
 
Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DKmEqc_VOw
 
Really cool stuff!  Thanks!  Amazing to see those old steam engines pulling those huge trains of HUGE logs.   Back when the trees were actually big enough to make more than 12 boards with.


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