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Speeder
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« Reply #1420 on: Jul 8th, 2011, 8:53pm »
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Maybe I should have mentioned that there are actually four (siding) tracks under the "field"!

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« Reply #1421 on: Jul 9th, 2011, 10:40am »
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on Jul 8th, 2011, 8:53pm, Speeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Maybe I should have mentioned that there are actually four (siding) tracks under the "field"!

 
Amazing how quickly nature moves in when things aren't touched by humans...
 
Maybe that's why the mower is down there?
 
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« Reply #1422 on: Jul 9th, 2011, 1:27pm »
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The mower was gone as of Thursday.

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« Reply #1423 on: Jul 9th, 2011, 2:35pm »
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on Jul 9th, 2011, 1:27pm, SRY1202 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The mower was gone as of Thursday.

 
Did it do anything while it was in Victoria? I was wondering why it was there if they're not running any trains. In previous years, sometimes they liked to leave it in what's left of the Esquimalt siding.


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« Reply #1424 on: Jul 9th, 2011, 4:10pm »
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on Jul 9th, 2011, 2:35pm, emilydm wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Did it do anything while it was in Victoria? I was wondering why it was there if they're not running any trains. In previous years, sometimes they liked to leave it in what's left of the Esquimalt siding.

 
It was parked in the loop... and when I checked yesterday (after  it had gone) it looked like it had mowed a few yards of grass next to the loop (on the side away from the main tracks) I've no idea why. It seemed like a waste of time, and something that would have taken a few minutes to do.


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« Reply #1425 on: Jul 10th, 2011, 1:38am »
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Mower is parked at wellington siding as of Saturday

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« Reply #1426 on: Jul 21st, 2011, 1:22am »
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Came across this pic today that gave cause to reminisce!
 
A southbound freight, caboose and all, pulled into the Vancouver Island Gas spur, M73.4, to clear the main for the northbound Budd car.  February 22, 1986


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« Reply #1427 on: Jul 21st, 2011, 2:14am »
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That spur looks quite interesting! Do you have any more pictures or info about it?

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« Reply #1428 on: Jul 21st, 2011, 11:37pm »
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Aweseome shot Sidewinder!
 
on Jul 21st, 2011, 2:14am, SRY1202 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
That spur looks quite interesting! Do you have any more pictures or info about it?

 
Here is a thread with a couple of other photos. The grade down to the spur was really steep.
 
Chris
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Vancouver;action=display;num=1193698520;start=5


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« Reply #1429 on: Jul 22nd, 2011, 12:19am »
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on Jul 21st, 2011, 11:37pm, ENR3005 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Aweseome shot Sidewinder!
 
 
Here is a thread with a couple of other photos. The grade down to the spur was really steep.
 
Chris
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Vancouver;action=display;num=1193698520;start=5

Dang..... never thought to look for a specific thread.  Way back on page 10, yet!
 
I have a few more photos that could be posted.  Someone asked in the original thread about a photo of the trestle work supporting the propane cars.  That I have.  SRY1202, I will continue in the thread Chris remembered.


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« Reply #1430 on: Aug 21st, 2011, 8:08pm »
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Sad to see tons of money being poured into the E&N Rail Trail while next to it the E&N main line gets swallowed up by the weeds:  
 


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« Reply #1431 on: Sep 5th, 2011, 1:54am »
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Who remembers Canadian Pacific's E&N steam train of the 80s and 90s?
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6zatFvOuMk


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« Reply #1432 on: Sep 5th, 2011, 11:44am »
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on Sep 5th, 2011, 1:54am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Who remembers Canadian Pacific's E&N steam train of the 80s and 90s?
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6zatFvOuMk

 
Great Video!  What year did CP start doing this project?
 
Also, from what I recall hearing, the steam worked well on broadleaf weeds, but the thin stuff (like scotch broom) didn't do anything.  In fact, odds are likely the steam actually Watered the stuff...
 
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« Reply #1433 on: Sep 5th, 2011, 1:00pm »
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One of those steam generator cars is still around, stored in the Revelstoke yard for the Revelstoke Railway Museum.  When I saw it, I wondered what it had been used for--didn't think of the E&N's "organic weed train"!

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« Reply #1434 on: Sep 5th, 2011, 11:49pm »
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on Aug 21st, 2011, 8:08pm, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Sad to see tons of money being poured into the E&N Rail Trail while next to it the E&N main line gets swallowed up by the weeds:  
 

With all the tall dry grass, along the railway, SVI should cut it down, as it is a fire hazard, and they could become liable if property gets damaged by fire.


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« Reply #1435 on: Sep 6th, 2011, 12:38am »
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on Sep 5th, 2011, 11:44am, joncalon wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
What year did CP start doing this project?
 
Also, from what I recall hearing, the steam worked well on broadleaf weeds, but the thin stuff (like scotch broom) didn't do anything.  In fact, odds are likely the steam actually Watered the stuff...
 
Jon

 
The late 80s is the best I can say.
 
Seems to me the process was effective for awhile anyway.


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« Reply #1436 on: Sep 6th, 2011, 12:41am »
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One of those steam generator cars is still around, stored in the Revelstoke yard for the Revelstoke Railway Museum.  When I saw it, I wondered what it had been used for--didn't think of the E&N's "organic weed train"!

 
Detective work at its best!  The paint has taken a beating over the years.


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« Reply #1437 on: Sep 9th, 2011, 8:38pm »
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Even better, that Via SGU you see on the weed killer train, wound up being purchased by CP, and after the weed train was done, eventually wound up as the Generator/tool car that runs around with 2816..but it's not easy to tell, since they attempted to make it look like a Silk car(which is what the 400900 you see here was built from, after having also been one of the first robot cars..now the last remaining silk car) with a curved roof, and side doors. I never could figure why they spent that money to mod it like that!!
 
The weed train was started in 88 I believe. That flatcar with the cab is also still kicking around, I think it's part of a CWR train now.


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« Reply #1438 on: Sep 10th, 2011, 4:31pm »
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All they needed was some tank cars full of vinegar to kill the weeds but I guess CP wanted to waste money.
 


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« Reply #1439 on: Sep 10th, 2011, 8:46pm »
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I think the steam weedkiller train lasted until at least 96, because I can remember seeing one version or another of it at Esquimalt Stn.  I arrived out here early Aug, 1996...
 
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