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« Reply #1520 on: Jan 6th, 2012, 1:21am »
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Budd Car CP 9064 is shown at Qualicum siding after hitting a rock near Green lake north of Nanaimo.

This photo is also from July 1979 you will notice that the Buckerfield's spur is still in place.


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« Reply #1521 on: Jan 6th, 2012, 2:11am »
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on Jan 6th, 2012, 1:08am, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

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.

 
Are those freight cars I see sitting in behind the RDCs? I'm assuming that if it was a Sunday it was just the cars from the Courtenay turn, and not the actual movement its self?


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« Reply #1522 on: Jan 6th, 2012, 10:48am »
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on Jan 6th, 2012, 2:11am, SRY1202 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Are those freight cars I see sitting in behind the RDCs? I'm assuming that if it was a Sunday it was just the cars from the Courtenay turn, and not the actual movement its self?

If my memory serves me well, I would think it was cars of forest fertilizer. The same thing that is being unloaded at Wellcox today. There used to be quite a number of cars come in at a time.


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« Reply #1523 on: Jan 7th, 2012, 12:37am »
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If my memory serves me well, I would think it was cars of forest fertilizer. The same thing that is being unloaded at Wellcox today. There used to be quite a number of cars come in at a time.

A short freight at Courtenay slide is dated Nov 1978 with CP GP 9 8500.


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« Reply #1524 on: Jan 7th, 2012, 12:46am »
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A short freight at Courtenay slide is dated Nov 1978 with CP GP 9 8500.

A photo dated March 1979 showing a MoW train in the siding at Parksville, looks like there still could be water in the water in the water tank. I would also think that there would still be an operator based at Parksville with train order boards still in place.


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« Reply #1525 on: Jan 7th, 2012, 1:20am »
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A photo dated March 1979 showing a MoW train in the siding at Parksville, looks like there still could be water in the water in the water tank. I would also think that there would still be an operator based at Parksville with train order boards still in place.

A photo dated April 1979 showing CP GP 9 8530 with a low nose.


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« Reply #1526 on: Jan 7th, 2012, 1:56am »
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I like them better with the high nose.  
 
 
Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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I like them better with the high nose.  
 
 
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Yes, I think I also like them with the high nose, it did give us something different to chase and get pictures of. I am not sure anymore but I think 8530 was the first GP 9 with a low nose installed.  
Here is a photo dated April 1979 of a high nose on GP 7 8424. CP 8424 was pulling into the siding at Ladysmith to clear the southbound Dayliner.


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« Reply #1528 on: Jan 7th, 2012, 3:28pm »
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 Yes, I think I also like them with the high nose, it did give us something different to chase and get pictures of. I am not sure anymore but I think 8530 was the first GP 9 with a low nose installed.  
Here is a photo dated April 1979 of a high nose on GP 7 8424. CP 8424 was pulling into the siding at Ladysmith to clear the southbound Dayliner.

We are at the Mud Bay Highway crossing, Extra 8669 is the first train north of French Creek in over a year. This photo dated Dec 1978 shows the Bridge Girders for the rebuilding of the Tsable River Trestle being pushed north to the bridge site.
The crew had just ran around it's train at Mud Bay siding.  
The girder's were originally  part of the Columbia River Crossing at Revelstoke.


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« Reply #1529 on: Jan 7th, 2012, 3:35pm »
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We are at the Mud Bay Highway crossing, Extra 8669 is the first train north of French Creek in over a year. This photo dated Dec 1978 shows the Bridge Girders for the rebuilding of the Tsable River Trestle being pushed north to the bridge site.
The crew had just ran around it's train at Mud Bay siding.  
The girder's were originally  part of the Columbia River Crossing at Revelstoke.

I may have posted this one before, sorry if I have, this photo is dated Dec 1980. It shows the yard switcher at Port Alberni, as you may be able to see there is a propane unloading site to the left of the engine house.


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« Reply #1530 on: Jan 7th, 2012, 4:59pm »
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You, sir, MUST publish a book!
 
Also if you have video must release a video as well!
 
You have an amazing collection!


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I would have to seriously agree about the book idea.  You have a lovely collection of pictures of things I find bringing back many lovely memories.  I would be proud to have a copy in my collection.  
My partner says she would love it too but would love it autographed lol.


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Yipee! I finally got a video of #128 Last Friday afternoon.  I first spotted #110 and 128 northbound just before 1pm bound for Superior Propane In Nanaimo with 3 tanks.  I was on a transit bus at the time but I got off at Terminal Park and waited for them to return.  Here is the video.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU6JQ4lmqnY&list=UUx9kgay-vvATOAnkTdeFPrw&index=1&feature=plcp
 
The video was shot about 1:52pm Last Friday.


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You, sir, MUST publish a book!
 
Also if you have video must release a video as well!
 
You have an amazing collection!

Thank you everyone, I have often thought about writing a book about the things I have seen and lived. Maybe if I live long enough. I do have some video that I will try and post. I do enjoy sharing my photo's with folks that enjoy seeing them. Vancouver Island was a great place to grow up. There was so much happening on the Island between the forties and eighties. Now it is just about development and the bottom line.
Tonight I will post a few more Budd car photo's from years gone by. Here is another dated July 1979. Showing 9064 in the siding at Qualicum with 9067 on the main heading north to Courtenay,


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Thank you everyone, I have often thought about writing a book about the things I have seen and lived. Maybe if I live long enough. I do have some video that I will try and post. I do enjoy sharing my photo's with folks that enjoy seeing them. Vancouver Island was a great place to grow up. There was so much happening on the Island between the forties and eighties. Now it is just about development and the bottom line.
Tonight I will post a few more Budd car photo's from years gone by. Here is another dated July 1979. Showing 9064 in the siding at Qualicum with 9067 on the main heading north to Courtenay,

I love taking photo's of trains in the snow, here is a photo dated Feb 1980 with 9064 trailing on a north bound train. The photo was taken near Royston.


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I love taking photo's of trains in the snow, here is a photo dated Feb 1980 with 9064 trailing on a north bound train. The photo was taken near Royston.

A photo taken near Nanoose of 9103 and I would think 9064 on a Northbound passenger train climbing thru the twin loops on it's way to Parksville.


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A photo taken near Nanoose of 9103 and I would think 9064 on a Northbound passenger train climbing thru the twin loops on it's way to Parksville.

Another in the snow showing a CP car with a Via car at Courtenay.


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Another in the snow showing a CP car with a Via car at Courtenay.

I remember this set well....   Anyone know how long it took until both cars were painted in VIA colours?


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« Reply #1538 on: Jan 10th, 2012, 4:40am »
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There's definely material for an E&N colour album. It's worth talking to Bob Turner or Richard Mackie perhaps. A good quality album with high production values would go well, I think, particularly if the E&N comes back into the news in a big way during 2012.

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« Reply #1539 on: Jan 10th, 2012, 10:02am »
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Thank you so much for sharing your pictures, when you have time please keep them coming..I enjoy pictures of RDC,s.
 
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