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« Reply #560 on: Apr 14th, 2007, 8:43pm »
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Thanks torch--I often wondered about that spur.  You can see at the top of that picture that there are trucks parked on the tracks inside the fenced enclosure of that second customer.  That, and the way cars were spotted across from the station, made me wonder if that track was being used for anything but storage by the mid-80s.

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« Reply #561 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 3:25am »
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on Apr 14th, 2007, 2:57pm, Dayliner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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?

 
 
 
Great pics!
 
The installation of Ph2 size windows on the Ph1 cars was done to most, if not all of the cars on Via..some were done neatly, others you could see where the plate was added.
 
Those cars with seats and poles in the baggage comp. were done by CP, and classed as "RDC-5's"....Via rebuilt them properly into RDC1's
 


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« Reply #562 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 3:53am »
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yup! Dayliner, the last I ever remember of  cars actually being spotted and unloaded  at the warehouses  was the very early 80s. My grandparents used to live on Catherine street in the 70s and 80s and I would always get to sniff around there. Shame that didnt include foto taking!

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« Reply #563 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 8:23pm »
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Thanks for the encouraging feedback, guys.  I will work on getting more pics scanned and up here over the next few days.
 
Cheers


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« Reply #564 on: Apr 16th, 2007, 12:17am »
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on Apr 14th, 2007, 3:08pm, Dayliner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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.

 
Look Ma, no weeds.  
 
Great pic - I had several from around the same time but can't seem to find them.  Guess I'll have to look harder.


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« Reply #565 on: Apr 16th, 2007, 11:22am »
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Thanks for posting those photos, Dayliner. Really great to see! I am also looking forward to the others that you have.

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« Reply #566 on: Apr 16th, 2007, 9:02pm »
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6125 is now used on the Orford(sp?) Express in Quebec.

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« Reply #567 on: Apr 16th, 2007, 9:49pm »
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on Apr 15th, 2007, 8:23pm, Dayliner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks for the encouraging feedback, guys.  I will work on getting more pics scanned and up here over the next few days.
 
Cheers

 
Great pictures! Can't wait for the others!


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« Reply #568 on: Apr 20th, 2007, 9:19pm »
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A couple more.  Here is the old Catherine Street station with RDC 6125 in the background.  March 3, 1984.  Does anyone here remember catching the Dayliner at the original Store Street station?

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« Reply #569 on: Apr 20th, 2007, 9:34pm »
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Here's SW8 6701 at the roundhouse, May 26, 1985.

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« Reply #570 on: Apr 21st, 2007, 12:19pm »
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on Apr 14th, 2007, 6:58pm, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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.

The street is Mary St. if my memory is correct.  The building at the end of the siding is/was I think: Victoria Van & Storage and another name that comes to mind is Skillings.  
Torch: I see your grandparents lived on Catherine St.  I lived on the same street from 1942 till I think 1955 when we moved to Bay St. just before Government St.  When I was able to walk, I used to go down to the tracks and hitch a ride on the passenger train to the station and back.  I was about 5 or 6.  In those days you did not worry too much about where your kids went.  I just had to make sure I was home for supper on time or else
Funny thing is that many years later I worked the Victoria Yard twice.  I braked out of Nanaimo for awhile and went to Victoria as they were short handed.  They used to be 2 seperate divisions back then.


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« Reply #571 on: Apr 21st, 2007, 12:24pm »
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Dayliner:
Great shots!  Brings back allot of memories.  Does taking the passenger train from the old station back in the days of steam count??  I took one of the last mixed trains from Pt. Alberni in the 50's and had to wait in Nanaimo for the dayliner to Victoria.  Looking forward to seeing more of your collection.


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« Reply #572 on: Apr 21st, 2007, 3:24pm »
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on Apr 21st, 2007, 12:19pm, baldwincp wrote:       (Click here for original message)

The street is Mary St. if my memory is correct.  The building at the end of the siding is/was I think: Victoria Van & Storage and another name that comes to mind is Skillings.  
Torch: I see your grandparents lived on Catherine St.  I lived on the same street from 1942 till I think 1955 when we moved to Bay St. just before Government St.  When I was able to walk, I used to go down to the tracks and hitch a ride on the passenger train to the station and back.  I was about 5 or 6.  In those days you did not worry too much about where your kids went.  I just had to make sure I was home for supper on time or else
Funny thing is that many years later I worked the Victoria Yard twice.  I braked out of Nanaimo for awhile and went to Victoria as they were short handed.  They used to be 2 seperate divisions back then.

 
Victoria Van & Storage sounds correct - I definitely remember seeing that on old switch lists, just too bad that's something I didn't collect back then.
 
Also,  Victoria and Nanaimo crews were separate up until the mid 1980's


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« Reply #573 on: Apr 21st, 2007, 9:37pm »
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hey baldwincp.. the  skillings building  ,i recall, was to the left of  where the  two boxcars are in dayliner's photo. I can see a  name on the  building that was an e&n customer..  something  'mc dowell?  anyways, yup.. my  grandparents were in the house that is now the pub on catherine. I used to take the  dayliner from langford where I lived  ,down to see my  grandparents for dinner! It  was perfect.

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« Reply #574 on: Apr 22nd, 2007, 2:35pm »
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Torch:
It is a small world.  Friends of our family lived in that same house back in the 40's.


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Here's a couple shots of log cars in Duncan in 1965, looks like hemlock on them. Taken by PG Peerless who lived in Saltair & Chemainus. Russell

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West Kootenay shortline fan, CPR, Kaslo & Slocan , any BC steam & logging esp Vanc Isl, HO modeller building scale model of #1077. My Dad was a machinist in the Big mill at Chemainus in the 20's - 40's worked on the log RR equipment. Started with cab rides at BC Forest Museum in early 60's!
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Here's #2 That's me hanging off the side & my cousin Jim Graham who logs in the Revelstoke area.   Russell

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West Kootenay shortline fan, CPR, Kaslo & Slocan , any BC steam & logging esp Vanc Isl, HO modeller building scale model of #1077. My Dad was a machinist in the Big mill at Chemainus in the 20's - 40's worked on the log RR equipment. Started with cab rides at BC Forest Museum in early 60's!
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« Reply #577 on: May 3rd, 2007, 4:56am »
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An unusual meet in Ladysmith --I think I took this around 1988

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unusual meet

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That is quite the unusual meet, what the heck is going on there?   thanks for sharing the intresting photos  

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