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North49
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« Reply #540 on: Mar 25th, 2007, 11:12pm »
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on Mar 24th, 2007, 11:19pm, CrashNational wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Centennial Train at Shawnigan Lake. What a weird sight, F-units on the island.

An even WIERDER sight is a real-ish station at shawnigan lake rather than the abused shelter thats there now


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« Reply #541 on: Mar 27th, 2007, 6:27pm »
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Forgive my lack of BC history - when was the Centennial Train on the Island? 1986?  
I first came to Shawnigan Lake in 1976. My sister lived an easy walk from the station, a few hundred yards along the track. In 1976 the station was a small shelter with a half-hip roof one end and a gable the other. I made a model of it while I was there. I still have the model. There was also, a few yards further north, a shed which looked like it was for a speeder. I have a photo of that, too, but I don't recall the building that looks like a goods lock-up which you can see in the picture of the Centennial Train. Maybe I didn't walk that far up the line.  
I remember we had to 'flag' the Dayliner to stop. We weren't quite sure how you 'flag' a train so we did what you do to stop a London bus - stick your arm out! I have a photo of my wife doing just that, at Shawnigan. Shortly after that, they did away with flagging.


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« Reply #542 on: Mar 27th, 2007, 6:59pm »
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I wrote too soon, of course. Just seen the posts about the Centennial train. 1967 explains a lot. Those buildings at Shawnigan had gone by the time I was there.  
For modellers there's one photo (colour) in Rail Canada Volume 3 and more B&W photos and a painting diagram in Rail Canada Volume 1. Apparently the loco horn played 'O Canada' - should be interesting on a DCC sound-equipped model!!


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North49
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« Reply #543 on: Mar 27th, 2007, 10:32pm »
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on Mar 27th, 2007, 6:27pm, blackdog wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Forgive my lack of BC history - when was the Centennial Train on the Island? 1986?  
I first came to Shawnigan Lake in 1976. My sister lived an easy walk from the station, a few hundred yards along the track. In 1976 the station was a small shelter with a half-hip roof one end and a gable the other. I made a model of it while I was there. I still have the model. There was also, a few yards further north, a shed which looked like it was for a speeder. I have a photo of that, too, but I don't recall the building that looks like a goods lock-up which you can see in the picture of the Centennial Train. Maybe I didn't walk that far up the line.  
I remember we had to 'flag' the Dayliner to stop. We weren't quite sure how you 'flag' a train so we did what you do to stop a London bus - stick your arm out! I have a photo of my wife doing just that, at Shawnigan. Shortly after that, they did away with flagging.

 
Well I think thats still the same "station" but now its a little worse for wear after several years of being the local hangout for youths, myself included, it has endured alot of graffiti, has a slight lean to it(no idea why) abuse, and a few attempted arsons....it looks like it seriously needs some tlc.


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missthealcos
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« Reply #544 on: Mar 28th, 2007, 1:56pm »
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on Mar 27th, 2007, 6:59pm, blackdog wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I wrote too soon, of course. Just seen the posts about the Centennial train. 1967 explains a lot. Those buildings at Shawnigan had gone by the time I was there.  
For modellers there's one photo (colour) in Rail Canada Volume 3 and more B&W photos and a painting diagram in Rail Canada Volume 1. Apparently the loco horn played 'O Canada' - should be interesting on a DCC sound-equipped model!!

 
 
As far as I know, the O Canada horns from the roof of 1411 are the horns that announce 12 noon in downtown Vancouver every day. They were originally on the roof of the BC Hydro building on Burrard street, but when Hydro moved out, they wound up at Canada place on the waterfront. Amazing how many life long Vancouver residents I've had to TELL that the horns play O Canada,  and even then, some will argue that they don't!!! They CLEARLY do!


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« Reply #545 on: Mar 28th, 2007, 3:07pm »
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The air horns were also on the cab of 1077 as part of the B.C. museum train that toured the island.  I heard the horns when they were on the top of the Hydro building and yes it sounded like O Canada.  Guess most people do not hear the national anthem very often and do not recognise it.
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« Reply #546 on: Mar 30th, 2007, 7:54pm »
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very cool photos... i too was exploring that area about a month back.  i think you're right about that wall being part of the old union colliery railway.  there are also a ton of old railway ruins around the union bay area.

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« Reply #547 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 6:16pm »
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Duncan Turn making it's way north, April 3 2007.

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« Reply #548 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 7:46pm »
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there used to be a  spur into that scrapyard there behind the  train. I recall seeing it from the dayliner in the 80s.

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North49
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there used to be a  spur into that scrapyard there behind the  train. I recall seeing it from the dayliner in the 80s.

Oooo hey potentional customer there! I wonder if the rails are still there at all?


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on Apr 3rd, 2007, 6:16pm, CroftonSpur88 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Duncan Turn making it's way north, April 3 2007.

 
Where abouts is this photo taken?  Cassidy?


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CroftonSpur88
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« Reply #551 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 9:35am »
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About a half mile north of Top Shelf

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« Reply #552 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 10:50am »
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The picture was taken from Boys road. Its just south of the Cowichan river.
The scrap metal dealer is Harpers Recycling.


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Gonna try posting a few "golden oldies" here.  This is my first attempt at posting pics, so apologies in advance if it doesn't go quite right.  First we have VIA 6125 and 6134 crossing Catherine Street after unloading, October 5, 1984.  Friday before Thanksgiving weekend means a two car train.

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OK, that one seemed to work.  Next up, two shots of train 198 at Nanaimo four years earlier, on October 4, 1980.  The VIA car is 9306, originally Lehigh Valley 41, then CP (& VIA) 9306, then VIA 6143, an RDC2 rebuilt to RDC1 configuration (and must have been rebuilt for Montreal commuter pool--I remember the former baggage compartment was fitted out with seats along the walls and polls for standees to hang on to).  The car in CP colours is 9064.

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The other end of 9306.  A phase I car with phase II windows--was it in a wreck or was this just part of the rebuilding?

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One more for now, then I have to get moving on a few chores.  Here's GP9 8825 leaving Victoria yard with the freight on a Sunday afternoon with the Budds in the background, May 26, 1985.

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« Reply #557 on: Apr 14th, 2007, 3:29pm »
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Awesome pictures Dayliner! I never knew that there was a spur at Catherine Street however it makes sense because that building is still there which the spur goes to and the loading dock suggests rail service in the past.

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« Reply #558 on: Apr 14th, 2007, 5:42pm »
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Hey thanks, ENR fan.  I don't know if that spur was used to serve any customers by that time, but you would often see cars spotted there, as in the photo.  It was common for arriving freight crews to cut off the caboose and leave it in that track--it made sense for the conductor since it was right opposite the yard office in the old station.
 
I took lots and lots of photos on the E&N in those days, but they are mostly slides and I still don't have the capability to scan slides into my computer.  Don't worry, though, as soon as I can I'll be posting them here.
 
Cheers.


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« Reply #559 on: Apr 14th, 2007, 6:58pm »
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there was  two  warehouse customers on that spur. I dont recall what they were.. one of them is  visible where the track straightens out alongside the building..the next was a block west of that,after crossing another road(road name escapes me,sorry) It was a  fenced in customer.

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