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« Reply #200 on: Dec 5th, 2007, 5:40pm »
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Thanks guys. The shots showing the trestle and whole yard area were actually taken from my balcony at the time as I lived in the apartment at the corner of Gorge Rd. and Washington Ave. from 1984 to 1988 and so was able to see all the yard activities every day. Mike, it's interesting that you would mention the Arbutus line in Vancouver as that line is the reason I love trains to this day. I grew up in a house at 33rd Ave. and Angus Drive from 1963 to 1973 and could see the line wind its way up the reverse S curve between 33rd and 37th Aves. from our upstairs windows and watched the BC Hydro trains every day and walked the line many times. Sadly I never owned a camera then so never photographed it. I have been wanting to get over there and do one of my track sets for the line before any major changes happen to it. Maybe in the new year. And Chris I dug out a couple of shots showing mill switching taken on Mar. 30, 1988.  
 
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« Reply #201 on: Dec 5th, 2007, 5:42pm »
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on Dec 4th, 2007, 9:21pm, Goose5 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
12. Finally, another panoramic shot taken in the morning on Aug. 28, 1985.

 
I like how this pic shows only CP rolling stock on this CN line...  


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« Reply #203 on: Dec 5th, 2007, 10:12pm »
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 And Chris I dug out a couple of shots showing mill switching taken on Mar. 30, 1988.  
   

 
 
Yes! Thats exactly the kind of picture I was thinking of, thanks once again, Dave!  
 
BTW, that would have been a cool apartment to live in, water views AND a train trestle/yard  


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« Reply #204 on: Dec 7th, 2007, 3:17am »
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awesome shots..  I always thought that plant had  only two spurs.. thats all I could ever see while driving past there.. Now I can see there were  three! I bet by that time they werent  using all three. looks like pretty light traffic.  As  for the cp rail rolling stock , cp boxes were  what I saw most of  at  johnson  terminals. Dave, you dont hapen to have any fotos of cars in the johnson terminal track do ya? or a shot of a  car  on the alfa street spur? just curious.    man, you keep giving us a  gold  glimpse into the past!

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Hi Torch, I don't have any photos showing cars on the Alpha St. spur but I did find one photo showing some switching completely within the Johnston Terminals spur for you + here's another collection of shots.
 
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1. Oct. 23, 1986.
 


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« Reply #206 on: Dec 7th, 2007, 7:19pm »
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2. Crossing Swan Lake trestle. Sept. 3, 1985.

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3. In the cut near Quadra St.

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4. A few shots around the yard. Sept. 8, 1985.


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7. Sept. 21, 1985.

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8. Crossing Quadra St. Oct. 8, 1985.

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9. Switching Borden Mercantile.

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I gotta say..you have  the most  in depth shots of  the CNR vic  operations of that area that ive  ever seen.  well done.  Love the  johnson terminals shot.. that mustve been the last days of johnson terminal CN  operations.  when was that discontinued? anybody know? wasnt the  barge gone as of 87?

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Hi Torch, the last day of the barge operation was March 30, 1988. I have a set of about 15 shots taken on that day of which the first 2 were the ones showing BCFP mill switching from Gorge Rd. before the barge arrived.
 
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When did the BCFP mill close down, I am guessing 89 or 90?

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Here's a few shots taken around the yard on Nov. 4, 1985.
 
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