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« Reply #1500 on: Nov 25th, 2011, 9:05am »
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on Nov 25th, 2011, 2:35am, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)

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

 
 
I'm pretty sure that it does not. Now, I think after the Malahat siding, the next one is at Cobble Hill.


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« Reply #1501 on: Nov 25th, 2011, 11:37am »
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on Nov 25th, 2011, 9:05am, Speeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
I'm pretty sure that it does not. Now, I think after the Malahat siding, the next one is at Cobble Hill.

You are right speeder it is gone. It was remove within a couple of years of that photo being taken. I remember being surprise after it was remove, I thought it was used quite a bit up to that point.


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« Reply #1502 on: Nov 25th, 2011, 1:12pm »
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on Nov 25th, 2011, 2:35am, MinionII wrote:       (Click here for original message)

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

 Your Welcome, it gives me great pleasure to share these photo's. It brings back many good memories of the many trips I have made on the Dayliner with all the fine people that have crewed the trains on the E&N.


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« Reply #1503 on: Nov 26th, 2011, 11:11pm »
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The siding at Shawnigan was 1416 ft and used to cross Renfrew Road, one of several "two track" crossings on the E&N it was lifted at the same time as the siding at Cowichan Station (1185 ft) in the early 80's  
There was also a wye at Shawnigan which was opposite the siding and the tail end of the wye crossed Shawnigan Lake Road and was still being used in the early 1960's but was taken out sometime before the siding.
I remember propane cars being stored there sometimes and MofW cars.
Another siding located at mile 24 was Wilby (not Willy) named after a CPR employee it was 1218 ft long and taken out probably around the same time as the wye.
 


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« Reply #1504 on: Nov 27th, 2011, 8:10pm »
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on Nov 25th, 2011, 1:12pm, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 Your Welcome, it gives me great pleasure to share these photo's. It brings back many good memories of the many trips I have made on the Dayliner with all the fine people that have crewed the trains on the E&N.

A photo from June 1978 at Tsable River of the south bound passenger train.


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« Reply #1505 on: Nov 27th, 2011, 8:13pm »
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on Nov 27th, 2011, 8:10pm, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

A photo from June 1978 at Tsable River of the south bound passenger train.

A photo of RDC 9103 at Nanaimo, BC on it's way north to Courtenay taken
 June 1978.


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« Reply #1506 on: Nov 27th, 2011, 8:17pm »
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A photo of RDC 9103 at Nanaimo, BC on it's way north to Courtenay taken
 June 1978.

CP'S Baldwin Switcher 7070 switching Wellcox Yard Nanaimo. June 1978


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« Reply #1507 on: Nov 27th, 2011, 8:30pm »
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[quote author=tfctrains link=board=Vancouver;num=1069788329;start=1500#1516 date=11/27/11 at 20:17:59]
A photo showing CP GP9 8678 on a short freight, the slide says it is at Courtenay. It does not look like is to me, I think it might be Dunsmuir.


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« Reply #1508 on: Nov 28th, 2011, 2:14am »
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Your photos are awesome TFC. I especially like the one of 7070 switching the trans-loading ramp, with the crew member riding the foot boards. You wouldn't see that today! I'm wondering if you ever caught any of the log trains that ran from Lake Cowichan, I've always been curious about that operation.

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« Reply #1509 on: Nov 28th, 2011, 12:36pm »
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on Nov 28th, 2011, 2:14am, SRY1202 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Your photos are awesome TFC. I especially like the one of 7070 switching the trans-loading ramp, with the crew member riding the foot boards. You wouldn't see that today! I'm wondering if you ever caught any of the log trains that ran from Lake Cowichan, I've always been curious about that operation.

I also like the one of 7070 there is something very special about it, I remember the Geep 9's replacing the Baldwin's, things just weren't the same anymore. Something like the GE's replacing the SD 40's. I tried to get photo's of the log haul from Lake Cowichan was not too successful. I do have a few, has a come across them i will share them with all.


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« Reply #1510 on: Dec 1st, 2011, 3:28am »
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A photo of RDC 9103 at Nanaimo, BC on it's way north to Courtenay taken
 June 1978.

There's just something about the RDC and the "Hockey Mask" paint scheme......


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« Reply #1511 on: Dec 10th, 2011, 9:52pm »
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A Youtube Video from the celebration in Port Alberni of the first E&N Passenger train coming into Port Alberni on December 20, 2011.  (Actual event was December 4th 2011 of course )
 
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« Reply #1512 on: Dec 29th, 2011, 2:53pm »
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New pole yard at Wellcox:

 
New pole yard loading ramp:  

 
Does anybody know if this auger is being used? Are they unloading grain or feed here?


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« Reply #1513 on: Dec 30th, 2011, 12:53am »
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Fertilizer same as they have been hauling to Dunsmuir, the last couple years, now its unloaded at Welcox instead. A contract company for Timberwest uses it for areial fertilizing.

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Fertilizer same as they have been hauling to Dunsmuir, the last couple years, now its unloaded at Welcox instead. A contract company for Timberwest uses it for areial fertilizing.

 
Thanks for the info, I didn't realize the fertilizer shipments were still coming. I remember reading in that E&N report that the E&N might one day exist solely as a transload operation at Wellcox, it seems like that is coming true.


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« Reply #1515 on: Dec 31st, 2011, 3:02pm »
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I think this is because of track conditions(the transload).
 
Hopefully SRVI will put some money into roadbed repair as well as the provincial and federal governments.
 
And don't say "but they have been"!  
 
Minimal effort and expenditures does not count.


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« Reply #1516 on: Jan 5th, 2012, 4:26pm »
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Wrong section to be talking about this, please discuss in the Rants, or in the Political section. This section is for Photos and Videos only. I have removed the posts.

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on Jan 5th, 2012, 4:26pm, SRY 128 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Wrong section to be talking about this, please discuss in the Rants, or in the Political section. This section is for Photos and Videos only. I have removed the posts.

Talking about photo's here some 1978 and 1979, showing some of the CP's Budd Cars. Here is CP 9067 at Courtenay. This photo was taken shortly after a second Budd car was sent to Vancouver Island. The second car was sent after CP had applied to discontinue the passenger service. The people on Vancouver Island opposed the application and put up quite a fight. So many people started to use the service that 2 cars were required. You will also notice that CP 9067 has extra flags on the front of the car. People cried out for better service. Sunday service was started this being the reason for the extra flags. The train ran as an extra until the Timetable was changed to include the Sunday train. The date on the photo is Nov 1978. Notice that the parking lot was nearly overgrown and that there was parking for only a few cars. Within a short time the city of Courtenay improved the parking, planted flowers, paved the parking lot, plus made improvements to the platform.


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Talking about photo's here some 1978 and 1979, showing some of the CP's Budd Cars. Here is CP 9067 at Courtenay. This photo was taken shortly after a second Budd car was sent to Vancouver Island. The second car was sent after CP had applied to discontinue the passenger service. The people on Vancouver Island opposed the application and put up quite a fight. So many people started to use the service that 2 cars were required. You will also notice that CP 9067 has extra flags on the front of the car. People cried out for better service. Sunday service was started this being the reason for the extra flags. The train ran as an extra until the Timetable was changed to include the Sunday train. The date on the photo is Nov 1978. Notice that the parking lot was nearly overgrown and that there was parking for only a few cars. Within a short time the city of Courtenay improved the parking, planted flowers, paved the parking lot, plus made improvements to the platform.

Here in Courtenay is Budd car 9064, photo from July 1979.


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Here in Courtenay is Budd car 9064, photo from July 1979.

Budd Car CP 9064 is shown at Qualicum siding after hitting a rock near Green lake north of Nanaimo.


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