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« Reply #1480 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 2:12am »
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on Nov 23rd, 2011, 10:12pm, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

I am not sure where they are heading with the boxcars, maybe there is some one on here that can help us out. I know there was a spur just north of the station.

A few more before I call it a night. A photo from July 1981, show a short freight heading south.  The freight is just south of Ladysmith passing the log cars used on the log haul from Lake Cowichan. I think it was near the end of the log haul.


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« Reply #1481 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 2:14am »
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on Nov 24th, 2011, 2:12am, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

A few more before I call it a night. A photo from July 1981, show a short freight heading south.  The freight is just south of Ladysmith passing the log cars used on the log haul from Lake Cowichan. I think it was near the end of the log haul.

Same train heading south, as you see not much has moved in or out of the siding.


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« Reply #1482 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 2:19am »
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on Nov 24th, 2011, 2:14am, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Same train heading south, as you see not much has moved in or out of the siding.

 Now heading up the line. Pictured  a  short distance south of Courtenay moving right along, as you may see by the dust 9103 is kicking up. A photo from Aug 1978.


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« Reply #1483 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 2:23am »
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 Now heading up the line. Pictured  a  short distance south of Courtenay moving right along, as you may see by the dust 9103 is kicking up. A photo from Aug 1978.
A water tank on the E&N. Who can tell me where it is? A photo from May 1975.


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« Reply #1484 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 3:04am »
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 A water tank on the E&N. Who can tell me where it is? A photo from May 1975.
All though not a good photo, it shows what was still around to see in 1975. Does anyone know where it is at? Same tank as the previous photo.
 


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« Reply #1485 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 3:09am »
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 All though not a good photo, it shows what was still around to see in 1975. Does anyone know where it is at? Same tank as the previous photo.
 
A favorite spot of mine near Stokes on the Alberni sub. A lot of weeks there was an Alberni Turn on Sundays, this worked well when I worked Monday to Friday.


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« Reply #1486 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 3:20am »
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 A favorite spot of mine near Stokes on the Alberni sub. A lot of weeks there was an Alberni Turn on Sundays, this worked well when I worked Monday to Friday.

A photo showing CP"s Baldwin switcher at Wellcox a photo dated Dec 1978.


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« Reply #1487 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 3:25am »
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A photo showing CP"s Baldwin switcher at Wellcox a photo dated Dec 1978.

Last one for this evening, showing a west bound Alberni turn at Loon Lake, a photo from Dec1978.


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« Reply #1488 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 7:53am »
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on Nov 23rd, 2011, 9:50pm, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
That is a great photo! I didn't realize they used those switchers (S2?) around Nanaimo, I thought they were only used in Victoria. Did you note where these boxcars were coming from?

 
 
IIRC 7070 was a Baldwin.
 
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« Reply #1489 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 12:03pm »
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At idle 7070 was the only engine I ever met the could say its own number.  It sounded very like it was saying 70 70 over and over.  As memory serves it was a DS 4-4-1000 model.

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« Reply #1490 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 1:47pm »
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I am going to say mile 19.6 Port Alberni sub.on Nov 24th, 2011, 2:23am, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 A water tank on the E&N. Who can tell me where it is? A photo from May 1975.



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« Reply #1491 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 2:00pm »
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On the subject of water towers, does anyone know how many water towers there was on the E&N?  
These were the standard 20,000 gallon capacity like the one shown in Franks photo.
I have come up with a total of 23, that number includes both Port and Lk Cowichan subs. but i am sure there was more.


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« Reply #1492 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 2:30pm »
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At idle 7070 was the only engine I ever met the could say its own number.  It sounded very like it was saying 70 70 over and over.  As memory serves it was a DS 4-4-1000 model.

 
Yes, I think you are right, I was trying to remember the designation last night. A friend of mine used to look after the engines at night both at Victoria and Nanaimo, we used to spend time with him. He also said that 7070 could say it's own number. Another interesting thing was after it had idling for a time if you were to increase the throttle setting any great amount, there would be a shower of sparks and smoke from the exhaust stack.
Any idea where the water tank is that I posted last.


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« Reply #1493 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 2:55pm »
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on Nov 24th, 2011, 1:47pm, hillbank wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I am going to say mile 19.6 Port Alberni sub.
 
Yes I think you are right Hillbank, not sure of the mileage as I can't find my list.
I think at one time this stop was called Arrowsmith, there is a picture of this spot taken by Leonard Frank. If you refer to page 54 in Robert Turner's Vancouver Island Railroads you will see a picture of the first passenger returning from Port Alberni stopped here.
This is kind of favorite spot of mine I have hiked there many times, a friend of mine's Dad was the Section foreman there for awhile in the early fifties. If you are there at the right time of the year there are still flowers that grow around the old foundation of the section house.


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« Reply #1494 on: Nov 24th, 2011, 3:02pm »
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on Nov 24th, 2011, 2:00pm, hillbank wrote:       (Click here for original message)
On the subject of water towers, does anyone know how many water towers there was on the E&N?  
These were the standard 20,000 gallon capacity like the one shown in Franks photo.
I have come up with a total of 23, that number includes both Port and Lk Cowichan subs. but i am sure there was more.

There was one in Royston just behind our house. The overflow from the tank used to supply us with water, when they removed the tank in the fifties, we had to dig a well.  The water for the water tank was gravity fed from a dam on Royston Creek.


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on Nov 24th, 2011, 3:25am, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Last one for this evening, showing a west bound Alberni turn at Loon Lake, a photo from Dec1978.

On with my offerings for this evening. Pictured at Shawnigan  CP 8636 South with a ballast train meeting the north bound Passenger Train.


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On with my offerings for this evening. Pictured at Shawnigan  CP 8636 South with a ballast train meeting the north bound Passenger Train.

 
Next I have for you a photo taken Nov 1980 of the Victoria Yard showing CP GP 9 8638 along with a caboose.


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Next I have for you a photo taken Nov 1980 of the Victoria Yard showing CP GP 9 8638 along with a caboose.

Now off to Port Alberni, showing the yard switcher along with the engine house.


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Now off to Port Alberni, showing the yard switcher along with the engine house.

A photo of Wellcox showing three Baldwin road switchers. Shortly after this photo was taken 8008 and 8007 were wrecked in a head on collision.


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« Reply #1499 on: Nov 25th, 2011, 2:35am »
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on Nov 25th, 2011, 12:14am, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

On with my offerings for this evening. Pictured at Shawnigan  CP 8636 South with a ballast train meeting the north bound Passenger Train.

 
 
Does this siding still exist?
 
Thanks for the great pictures.


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