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« Reply #1440 on: Sep 11th, 2011, 4:28pm »
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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

 
Now that is cool--thanks for the backstory, missthealcos.  I'd figured it had been an old robot car; had no idea of its full history.


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« Reply #1441 on: Sep 12th, 2011, 1:13am »
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Now that is some cool history. Sure would be neat to have a scale layout from the 80-to the 90-!
lots of good input on the Vancouver Island thread


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Superior Propane Switch, Sept 15, 2011
 
« Reply #1442 on: Sep 16th, 2011, 2:29pm »
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I was lucky enough to be having lunch at the Burger king in Terminal Park Yesturday when the Locomotives passed northbound with 2 tanks around 1:20 pm.  I got on the next #9 bus for Country Club and saw the units were switching at Superior Propane
 
A short time later I did here the locomotives pass northbound, Through Country Clubb while I was in a store. I rushed out and crossed the highway and waited for them to return and managed to shoot a video. Now I know the secret, After leaving Superior, They must go north to the Double Tracks at Wellington (Closest) and Switch ends with the Tanks for the Southbound trip.    
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ALmX5f35-I&feature=channel_video_title


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« Reply #1443 on: Sep 17th, 2011, 9:02pm »
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on Sep 16th, 2011, 2:29pm, novabus9228 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

I rushed out and crossed the highway and waited for them to return and managed to shoot a video.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ALmX5f35-I&feature=channel_video_title

Your video brought back memories.  It prompted a search for a similar clip in my collection showing the same movement during the CP days.  It is part of this video.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjrnxJZO1c


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« Reply #1444 on: Sep 17th, 2011, 10:49pm »
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Your video brought back memories.  It prompted a search for a similar clip in my collection showing the same movement during the CP days.  It is part of this video.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjrnxJZO1c

 
great video! Amazing to compare the E&N then to what it is now.


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« Reply #1445 on: Sep 20th, 2011, 1:06pm »
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http://youtu.be/_4yAP-ES3SU
vid form you tube, showing 6133 on a train out east.


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« Reply #1446 on: Sep 20th, 2011, 11:07pm »
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Worth noting just in case anyone gets bent out of shape, the video showing 6133 is from this time last year (2010)

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« Reply #1447 on: Sep 23rd, 2011, 5:58pm »
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Are these our poles on this train?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHsPSPpC-xo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL


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« Reply #1448 on: Sep 23rd, 2011, 7:41pm »
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Are these our poles on this train?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHsPSPpC-xo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

 
 
Normally I would say yes, except for the fact that it's the Sumas turn, and there is a pole yard on it's route out of PoCo. If you watch one of Skeenapac's other videos (I believe it's #100) he catches the Sumas turn switching the pole yard in question. Also I think the island poles go back east, not into the US.


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« Reply #1449 on: Sep 24th, 2011, 5:51pm »
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I have collected all my SRVI pics into the one set on Flickr:-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cessna152towser/sets/72157601572009718/
As a visitor to the island in 1987, 2009 and earlier this year it is interesting to compare the gradual changes over the years.  There is a then and now pair of shots at Qualicum Beach which clearly shows refurbishment of the station and tidying up of the ground around the station in 2009 but also shows how the ties had been allowed to rot between 1987 and 2009.


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« Reply #1450 on: Sep 27th, 2011, 3:20pm »
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l Took another video of the locomotives passing Country Clubb Centre in Nanaimo Last Friday afternoon , Sept 23, and just uploaded it a few minutes ago.  This time they were pulling 3 tanks passing Southbound at about 1:55pm.
 
If you compare This new video with the one I took on Sept 15, you will notice the locomotives Switched ends.
 
Sept 23, video NEW with #119 in lead Southbound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUsz8SYKksY&feature=channel_video_title
 
Sept 15, video with #110 in the lead (previously Posted)
http://www.youtube.com/user/virailfan?feature=mhee#p/u/1/-ALmX5f35-I
 
 
 
Both videos were taken at approx the same location with the train going the same direction.


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« Reply #1451 on: Sep 28th, 2011, 12:54pm »
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Thanks!
 
on Sep 23rd, 2011, 7:41pm, SRY1202 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
Normally I would say yes, except for the fact that it's the Sumas turn, and there is a pole yard on it's route out of PoCo. If you watch one of Skeenapac's other videos (I believe it's #100) he catches the Sumas turn switching the pole yard in question. Also I think the island poles go back east, not into the US.



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« Reply #1452 on: Oct 14th, 2011, 11:58am »
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I know not E+N related...but hey I made the video...and thought I would share it! All from an 850okm trip to Sault Ste. Marie and back this past June...hope you like!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMwSj1QdfHM


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I know not E+N related...but hey I made the video...and thought I would share it! All from an 850okm trip to Sault Ste. Marie and back this past June...hope you like!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMwSj1QdfHM

A blast from the past, it's cold outside, time to look at old slides. A photo dated April 1975, taken on a bit of a railfan trip, Courtenay to the Kinsol trestle and back. We stopped anywhere that thought we might see something that had something to do with railways!


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A blast from the past, it's cold outside, time to look at old slides. A photo dated April 1975, taken on a bit of a railfan trip, Courtenay to the Kinsol trestle and back. We stopped anywhere that thought we might see something that had something to do with railways!

Stepping a little further back in time to November 1974, I used to drag my wife and my two young sons along to take pictures of trains. Here we are in Victoria, I believe it was a Sunday morning. I think this train is # 51, lead by CP GP 9 8827, CP GP 7 8417 plus a CP Baldwin Switcher. The baldwin was a long to switch the Crofton Spur I believe.


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Stepping a little further back in time to November 1974, I used to drag my wife and my two young sons along to take pictures of trains. Here we are in Victoria, I believe it was a Sunday morning. I think this train is # 51, lead by CP GP 9 8827, CP GP 7 8417 plus a CP Baldwin Switcher. The baldwin was a long to switch the Crofton Spur I believe.

Same train heading for the Malahat, blasting thru Langford, note that the there are no ditch lights, plus there was a caboose at the end of the train.


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Same train heading for the Malahat, blasting thru Langford, note that the there are no ditch lights, plus there was a caboose at the end of the train.

 
That intersection sure has changed! Looks like 51 is really moving there.


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Same train heading for the Malahat, blasting thru Langford, note that the there are no ditch lights, plus there was a caboose at the end of the train.

Now to the other end of the line, my favorite locomotive of all time CP's Baldwin 8000 pictured at Courtenay.  This spot is now the end of track. In may 1973 there was another 1000 ft track + or -  where the chemicals etc were unloaded for the pulp mill in Gold River.


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That intersection sure has changed! Looks like 51 is really moving there.

As I remember they were going at a good clip, my son who was three at the time is standing behind me right now. He wonders if the second unit is a GP 7 are your eyes better than mine. He also thinks the third unit is a road switch rather than a switcher. I will have to look thru more slides.


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As I remember they were going at a good clip, my son who was three is standing behind right now. He wonders if the second unit is a GP 7 are your eyes better than mine. He also thinks the third is a road switch rather than a switcher. I will have to look thru more slides.

 
You're right, 8417 is a GP7 and the third unit is considered a road switcher. Can't wait to see more! Do you have any shots of the different customers being switched back then?


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