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« Reply #180 on: Dec 3rd, 2007, 8:33pm »
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3. Aug. 18, 1985.

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« Reply #181 on: Dec 3rd, 2007, 8:34pm »
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« Reply #182 on: Dec 3rd, 2007, 9:32pm »
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Nice shots Dave,
 
I didnt realize that the BCR sent its cars to the island.
 
Also I wonder what the insulated CN boxcar was for? Its doubtful that CN was serving customers that had perishable goods by this time. Unless it was for Johnson Terminals.


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« Reply #183 on: Dec 3rd, 2007, 11:39pm »
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Sweet wide angle shot of the "train" on the Selkirk trestle.

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« Reply #184 on: Dec 4th, 2007, 1:16am »
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on Dec 3rd, 2007, 9:32pm, Coastrail wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice shots Dave,
 
I didnt realize that the BCR sent its cars to the island.
 
Also I wonder what the insulated CN boxcar was for? Its doubtful that CN was serving customers that had perishable goods by this time. Unless it was for Johnson Terminals.

 
Those BCOL cars showed up on the island quite regularly


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« Reply #185 on: Dec 4th, 2007, 9:06pm »
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Here's another set of photos taken around the yard.
 
Dave
 
1. First a couple of shots of the passenger car that had been stored at the E&N yard for years and had now been sent to CN to be moved to Vancouver on their barge. I ran across the car in the evening just as the sun was going down on Aug. 26, 1985.


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« Reply #186 on: Dec 4th, 2007, 9:07pm »
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« Reply #187 on: Dec 4th, 2007, 9:09pm »
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3. Now some shots taken the next morning on Aug. 27, 1985.

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12. Finally, another panoramic shot taken in the morning on Aug. 28, 1985.

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« Reply #197 on: Dec 4th, 2007, 10:37pm »
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What an interesting little railway CN had here. It must have been great to watch all the daily switching activities that you did, it sure didn't take long for it all to disappear. Picture 11 is my fave of that bunch, did you ever take any pics of them switching the BCFP mill from Gorge Road (it would have been a great vantage point!)?

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« Reply #198 on: Dec 5th, 2007, 1:40am »
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lots of  frieght for  a  3 mile long  railway!

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« Reply #199 on: Dec 5th, 2007, 4:55pm »
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Again great action shots on the Selkirk trestle!
 
The look of the line reminds me of the Arbutus line of the Marpole Spur in Vancouver in its last days. A few industries, short trains, maybe only a couple cars long, running daily or almost daily through urban areas on poorly maintained track. These types of areas might be my favourite type of railfanning.


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