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CroftonSpur88
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« Reply #280 on: Jul 24th, 2005, 8:44pm »
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Tankers at the Langford siding. This area was my old stomping ground as a teenaged railfan in the late 80's. You can still see the remains of the ICG spur a little to the north of this spot...


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« Reply #281 on: Jul 24th, 2005, 8:46pm »
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yet another angle,


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« Reply #282 on: Jul 30th, 2005, 3:28am »
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I thought I'd add my entry to the group if "boring" pics of tank cars.  These are two at the somenos, hayward junction siding.   One appears to be dust control and one is an ENR water car.  The burro and flatcar are also there.   The "new" rails on the flatcar are stamped Algoma 1935.   Oldies but goodies.

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« Reply #283 on: Jul 30th, 2005, 3:31am »
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The ENR Burro.   My favourite example of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".   I think this unit shows great pride of ownership .    Someday I am heading up with a can of tremclad and a brush.

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The dayliner kicks up dust passing the tankers.  Anyone know what the maximum speed is heading out of duncan?   The RDCs were just flying past at full throttle.

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« Reply #285 on: Jul 30th, 2005, 3:40am »
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Burro self-propelled crane and flatcar.   Takes a licking and keeps ticking.

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« Reply #286 on: Jul 30th, 2005, 6:46am »
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thanks for the pics,cody. i really like the one with the dayliner roaming throo the "grassy fields" !

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« Reply #287 on: Aug 1st, 2005, 1:33am »
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It' a cool sight you only see around these parts!  At times the dayliner looks like an articulated bus rolling along a grass country road.  It is truly the 4X4 of the rail industry.
 
I traveled to Nanaimo yesterday and back today on the Dayliner with my wife and children.   All I can say is it was totally great.  So great in fact that I recommend it to everyone, especially at this time of year when both directions run in daylight.   For the five of us to travel return to Nanaimo was $90 bucks for the whole bunch.  The adult charge to Nanaimo and back is @$30.00.  Cheap cheap entertainment and no stress.  It is hard to believe that all that scenic trackage between Nanaimo and Victoria exists for Top shelf feeds and a few lucky persons in the RDC.    
 
It was a full train for the trip up on Saturday, and was half full this afternoon.  
 
On my second run on the line I was more aware of a few things and had fun noticing the bits of rusty rail taking off into the bushes at all the old spurs and junctions.   Thanks to everyone on the board who posted the whereabouts of these old places on Railfan.net. 
 
I was really impressed with the amount of fills and cuts required over the malahat.   I am certain there is not a straight piece of track on naturally level ground on the whole hill.
 
I strongly recommend to anyone at all interested to make the run soon.  The current format of half-full cars, free-for-all seating, cheap prices, and RDC equipment, is in it's twilight.  It is very worth the money and I think change is on the way.   The scenery was gorgeous in the summer sun.
 


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on Jul 30th, 2005, 3:35am, Cody wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The dayliner kicks up dust passing the tankers.  Anyone know what the maximum speed is heading out of duncan?   The RDCs were just flying past at full throttle.

 
Max. permissable speed is 40 MPH.


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« Reply #289 on: Aug 1st, 2005, 10:57pm »
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MP 104 Monday Aug 1st Budds were jsut a humming past us....fast!

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tailend

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« Reply #291 on: Aug 1st, 2005, 11:44pm »
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Great pics!  I got a few glances out the front window on my trip when the conductor left the door open.  All the engineer sees is two steel rails and a whole bunch of greenery.   The ties and ballast are not visible for the most part.

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Great photos Cody and Nick, those weeds are taking over!

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« Reply #293 on: Aug 4th, 2005, 1:49pm »
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It almost looks like a green tunnel in the second photo   Thanks for the photos.

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« Reply #294 on: Aug 5th, 2005, 1:34am »
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Here are some pictures from my trip last weekend.   Thankfully we did not hit a gravel truck, though it seems to be a highlight of many persons trips.  On the news there was a lady who had been on board during both collisions.
 
The first photo is nanaimo station


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a picture of a truck on a Budd RDC (for those who like such things).

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Looking back at the Arbutus Canyon trestle

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looking ahead to the niagara canyon trestle

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looking down from the niagara trestle

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my little railfans have a laugh over the VIA barf-bag

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