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craigolio1
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« Reply #320 on: Dec 6th, 2005, 1:14pm »
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Thanks for the reply.  I spent many summers of my youth swimming in the duck pond and know the town well.  I just wish I had taken pictures.  The trestles are both gone now, except for the reamins of the one over the Duck Pond which is now a foot bridge.  For my modeling of the mill, I had planned to use it as a back drop model so if you have any pics of it from the Hwy or from the tracks leading in that's really what I need so I can create a reasonable replica for a back drop.  Thanks very much looking for photos for me.  if you are able to find one I could use a picture of the BCFP logo as well.
 
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« Reply #321 on: Dec 7th, 2005, 4:11pm »
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Hey Craig,
 
Here's a picture of the Youbou Mill for you, i apologize for the poor quality. The date of this picture is un known to me, but judging from the cars in the picture it is about the mid 50's. Picture is copied over from Logging As It Was by Wilmer Gold.



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« Reply #322 on: Dec 29th, 2005, 4:17am »
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Caught them switching Superior Propane on the way home, December 27 2005.


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« Reply #323 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 1:29am »
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Photographer unknown.

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« Reply #324 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 2:03am »
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That caboose was a relic in 1977!
 
If a new short line operator ever takes over the E and N I guess we might see the return of the Caboose to the E and N as many seem to run them.   Then again the trains are so short I can't figure why they would need one.


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« Reply #325 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 3:09am »
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It would be fun to see cabooses back. Trains still don't seem right without them.  
 
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« Reply #326 on: Dec 30th, 2005, 9:13am »
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Well, if it is Washington group and SRY that takes over the E&N, we might get cabooses back- SRY runs them.

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« Reply #327 on: Jan 1st, 2006, 5:25am »
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Not sure about the accuracy of this date.  I thought VIA took over in 1978.  


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« Reply #328 on: Jan 1st, 2006, 2:01pm »
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They did, but repainting of equipment wasn't immediate.  I don't think we got any Via painted Budds over here until 80 or 81

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« Reply #329 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 12:20am »
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For those that have not yet seen it, a great photo of Port Alberni depot under construction was posted by BC Archives recently:
 
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« Reply #330 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 2:00am »
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I'm not sure where to put this so i'll post it here.  
 
I was doing a little arial railfanning and research via Google Earth and saved an image of the Russell round house. Hope you Like.


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« Reply #331 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 11:31am »
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It seemed a little washed out so I cleaned it up a little.
 
Cheers.
 
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Found another good Google Earth Image that sparks my curiosity. The E&N mainline runs through the center of the picture, with what looks like a spur that would go off behind the building with all the trailers. This is all just northbound of the langford siding. My question to you, is it a spur and what customer was it?
 
Edit: you also notice above the Mainline a deffinet green space where a spur could be added to service possible customers!


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« Reply #333 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 6:07pm »
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Cool pics, thanks for sharing.
 
It's the old Coremart Distributing warehouse spur. In the 80's it was a huge food distributer, getting 4 or 5 boxcars at a time. In the early 90's E.H. Pope, a bakery inside the warehouse, would get the odd boxcar of bagged flour  from the northbound Victoria local.
 
After the warehouse converted to trucks the spur was  chopped past the rear parking area,  Pacific Wilderness railway used it to store thier equipment, rather than pay CP Rail 800 bucks a day  to use the Vic yard.
 
Heres a photo (taken by VicGuy) showing a boxcar of flour for E.H. Hope, dated January 29 1993. The rails in this area are now gone, having been paved over for truck access.


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« Reply #334 on: Jan 19th, 2006, 1:21am »
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there still is a big food distribution place there....cormark i think, maybe they could end up getting rail back the only thing though is the spur has been paved over.

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« Reply #335 on: Jan 19th, 2006, 2:59am »
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There is a new road being built adjacent to the Coremark building. In my quick look there the road encroaches the spur at an angle to the point that little if any of the spur could be rebuilt. I didnt go back to where the door was but I would doubt it being useable anymore. I will go back and check again.

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« Reply #336 on: Jan 19th, 2006, 3:06am »
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Edit: That green space in the above image is now part of the Alpine Disposal empire. The images on Google Earth are rather dated.

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« Reply #337 on: Jan 19th, 2006, 6:19pm »
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I may have mentioned this before but I learned from someone who works for Alpine that the company actually trucks all it's garbage to a landfill in Vancouver because it's cheaper than using the Hartland Road facility here. Depending on where the landfill is, that might be a potential industry for the railroad.
 
This was a year or more ago, not sure if they still are doing this.
 
Cheers.
 
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« Reply #338 on: Jan 23rd, 2006, 3:10pm »
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ALpine trucks are easy to spot, white w/ yellow & green trim, pulling tri axle trailers that look like wood chip trailers. They used to take bc ferries not sure if this still is the case.

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« Reply #339 on: Feb 11th, 2006, 9:15am »
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Was in Courtenay the other day and took some photos of 6135 at the end of the line

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