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« Reply #80 on: Mar 28th, 2004, 11:53pm »
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on Mar 18th, 2004, 12:27am, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
old passenger car in Vic yard, March 1985 (anybody know where this ended up?):

As someone else has already remarked, the car ended up at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.  It is a former CPR colonist car, and has been restored to house an exhibit interpreting the role of the railways in settling the Canadian prairies.  While most of the car has been given over to display space, one section will be restored to show a typical colonist car seating section.  The car is now kept under cover and is in much better condition than in its E&N days.
 
Incidentally, there are a few other items of Island interest in the collection, including ex-CN 80-tonner #74, which operated at Point Ellice.  Ex-CN Fowler patent boxcar 427708, was, I believe, also at Point Ellice during the last years of operation there, and a lot of the rail at the park came from the Point Ellice yards.


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« Reply #81 on: Apr 1st, 2004, 1:45am »
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Ahh... the CPR vegitation management train...PC for weed killer, i remember the very first time it came to the Island and i went to Ladysmith to see it, there was two Caboose's full of guys with suits and ties and the cleanest hard hats i have ever seen, these were the "brass" from head office and when i said to them "gee i bet you never thought you would see steam on the E&N again" i had to duck! what is interesting to note is the two locomotives were pulling the weed steamer not pushing it like later vegitation trains and the steamer itself did not have the little cab on it, do remember another thing  all the crew including hogger Jimmy Sturgill and the conductor had to wear had hats.

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« Reply #82 on: Apr 5th, 2004, 9:09pm »
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on Apr 5th, 2004, 3:32pm, KVR_Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just out of curiosity, how well did the steam vegetation-control train work?  

 
Better than the trackmower Rail America uses.  


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« Reply #83 on: Apr 6th, 2004, 12:32am »
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The steam train worked best at a speed of  2 miles per hour but the last couple of times it was used some "bean counter" at CPR said the crew was taking to long and said to speed up and of course it did not work as good... when it was working it seemed to nuke just about anything including broom...an interesting note is that the unit went to Alaska and was tried up there on the Alaska Railroad and that also BNSF was interested in how the system was working but i am not sure if it was used on thier line.

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« Reply #84 on: Apr 6th, 2004, 11:28pm »
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Northbound Parksville Turn pulls into the Wellington Siding for a meet with "Passenger VIA 6148 South".

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Northbound Parksville Turn leaving Wellington after "Passenger VIA 6148 South" had cleared.

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« Reply #86 on: Apr 6th, 2004, 11:36pm »
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Whoops, almost forgot. Parksville Turn meeting 6148.

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An old pic of the CN water tower. Photographer unknown

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Here is some more mystery photos by an unknown photographer from the same set as the ones of the passenger train I postes earlier.   They are simply labelled "Vancouver Island" and I know nothing more about them.   It is cool to see some of the action that went on "back in the day".   I assume it is a coal operation somewhere around Nanaimo, but that's just a guess.

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« Reply #92 on: Apr 26th, 2004, 1:28am »
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Hey Cody  
Those four pics of the coal operations are at Union Bay which was shut down in August of 1960.
As for finding out who took these great photos can you
find out what street the house was on that they came from? if you do ask some of the fellas at the BCRHA like Don Maclachlan or Bob Turner if the knew any railfan who was living on that street...bit of a long shot but you never know.


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All the pics from the pile are posted, give or take a few that were poorer pictures of the same scenes.   I will have another look next time I'm at my dad's to see if I missed anything interesting.
 
The paper used on all the photos is identical, which causes me to wonder whether or not they were all developed at the same time.   It could be that they were still running steam coal operation at Union Bay at the same time the yard pics and the passenger train photos were taken.    
 
Those were the days!  
 
I've attached a couple of pics taken by Richard Slingerland that show wellcox in the nineties.   I think the log trains are interesting.  I wonder if they were unloading them right there in the yard?   The old coach / crew-car thing is neat as well.


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« Reply #94 on: May 6th, 2004, 1:48am »
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Another shot from the mid nineties by Richard Slingerland

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« Reply #95 on: May 6th, 2004, 11:23am »
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Those sheds are there still.  In the old tuscan red too.

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Very nice pictures  
 
You even managed to catch some of those nice MacBlo Thrall lumber cars in the yard. Does anyone know when the the lumber mill closed in Port Alberni as from what I know this was once an important source of revenue for the E&N. I am not familar with operations in the 1980s but I understand that traffic at times required two Port Turns a day.  I have seen many photos with substantial lumber loadings such as the one below (Sorry I do not who the author is for the attached picture) This picture was taken near Locharkaig. This train seems to be a bit underpowered wouldn't you say.


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Those sheds are there still.  In the old tuscan red too.

 
yep, tool sheds for the mechanics, if they tore those down where would they keep the tools and parts for the Geeps?


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« Reply #98 on: May 10th, 2004, 1:41am »
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There are still sawmills in Port Alberni and when Rail America first set up on the island they tried to get the lumber traffic back and there was bulkhead and centre beam cars stored everywhere for awhile but for reasons unknown it did not work out...there was a plywood plant in Port that closed in 1991 and they shipped by rail using the same E&N boxcars that went to Vic ply as well as the M&B thrall cars.

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I thought it has been a little slow in the photo department, so I have scanned a couple of my own. The photos were taken back in September 1999.
 
The first was taken at the little Qualicum Falls campground outside of Coombs.


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