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« Reply #260 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 1:28am »
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4) Finally, another view of the old CN taken further up the trail (slightly north of Rocky Point Rd). The line sweeps gracefully away into the distance... if you follow it up, it crosses Happy Valley Rd. and eventually Sooke Rd. just near the Glen Lake Inn.

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« Reply #261 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 2:13am »
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on Sep 16th, 2009, 1:24am, Speeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
3) The old CN line again taken from the Rocky Point Rd crossing looking towards Colwood.

 
Nice, looking towards the old Metchosin station too.


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Tyler

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« Reply #262 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 2:56am »
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Where exactly was the old Metchosin Station? Right by the first Rocky point Road crossing (in other words, within the view of this picture)? Or further north towards Happy Valley Rd?

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« Reply #263 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 3:08am »
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on Sep 16th, 2009, 2:56am, Speeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Where exactly was the old Metchosin Station? Right by the first Rocky point Road crossing (in other words, within the view of this picture)? Or further north towards Happy Valley Rd?

 
I believe the trees in the background of the 3rd picture is where the station was. At the second Rocky Point Rd. crossing near Matheson Lake is where Rocky Point station was.


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« Reply #264 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 3:35am »
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Here is an article that  a friend passed along to me  to post here. It shows a temp recycle operation involving cn at the end of the saanich spur at that time.    Also, I must ask:  does  anybody know the location of the spur in rocky point where the munitions transloading took place? thanks!

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« Reply #265 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 3:58am »
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Re: the Rocky Point spur:
 
I checked into that recently, and from what I've been told, it was immediately to the west of the second Rocky Point Rd. crossing... exactly where the car park is now. If you look on Google Earth you can see what looks like the area where the spur was.  
 
By the way, from what I've been told, it was not a spur in the sense that diverged from the mainline (off into a different direction)... rather, it was a siding (or team track) that ran parallel to the mainline. I don't know if it was actually a passing loop.  
 


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« Reply #266 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 4:04am »
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thanks, Speeder.. Thats pretty much how I pictured it as well but I wanted to hear someone else' confirmation.   I went out there on bike in 1989 and remember coming up to the parking lot and thinking it looked like a spur wouldve been there and I had heard of the ammo transload.  I have also heard murmurings in the past of a pipe manufacturer in metchosin that shipped by rail  but never heard any more confirmation on that.  Only the antrobus pole yard. I have an ariel photo of the antrobus yard taken in 1976  that I will post here too  showing the spur that went in. Not sure when antrobus stopped shipping by rail but I assume it was toward the end of the 70s.

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Here is  an ariel  photo of the antrobus poleyard in south langford, by belmont secondary. Taken in 1976. You can see where the spur goes in at the cut in the treeline.

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« Reply #268 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 8:14am »
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Here is a  wider ariel photo of  the antrobus poleyard in relation to belmont secondary. If you follow the r.o.w.  up to the top of the photo you will notice that there is a gap where a bridge is missing over a creek. I wonder what year this bridge was removed. I guess this shows that nothing moved into colwood by rail after 1976 when this photo was taken.  I dont see any runaround siding near the poleyard so the cars must have been pushed there after a previous runaround move at a siding west of here.  Anybody care to speculate?

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« Reply #269 on: Sep 16th, 2009, 2:26pm »
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on Sep 16th, 2009, 1:16am, Speeder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I was out on Rocky Point Rd. this morning, and took some pictures of the old CN right of way... now the Galloping Goose trail.
 
All four pictures were taken (within a few meters of) where Walpole Rd intersects Rocky Point Rd. Here the old CN crosses Rocky Point Rd., after running almost parallel to Happy Valley Rd from the Colwood/Luxton area)
 
1) Looking across Rocky Point Rd. coming from the Colwood direction. This is what's left of the first Rocky Point rd crossing.

 
Thanks for posting recent photos from one of the most picturesque sections of the Galloping Goose Trail (GGT 25km-marker). When this trail was an active CNR railway, the distance markers were designated in miles; now, in the age of political correctness, the CRD uses trail markers in kilometres. The former markers were accurate and any reported positions inbetween were given in percentages-of-a-mile; i.e., Mile 51.1 designated a point one-tenth-of-a-mile (170-yards) outbound from the starting point -- Mile-Zero.
 
Just as in the old days of the CNR's Galloping Goose Railway, I find it useful to included distance references when discussing various points-of-interest along the GGT, CNR route. To this end is included a photo showing Rocky Point Road crossing is located just beyond the 30km-Marker on the GGT. We know the view is westbound because the trailmarker is on the righthand side of the trail.
 
 
30km marker Rocky Pont Road Crossing: 48°21'20.06"N 123°34'49.49"W  Copy&Paste these soordinated into Google.Earth
 
P.S. The Capital Regional District Water (CRD) has closed the GGT to public use beyond the 48.5-mark (Sooke Potholes) for over-one-year. The CRD has also closed The Land Conservancy (TLC) Campground for the entire 2009 season. When -- or if -- this section of the trail to Leechtown will ever be returned to public use, is anyone's guess.


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« Reply #270 on: Sep 17th, 2009, 3:21am »
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on Sep 16th, 2009, 2:26pm, cycledude wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
P.S. The Capital Regional District Water (CRD) has closed the GGT to public use beyond the 48.5-mark (Sooke Potholes) for over-one-year. The CRD has also closed The Land Conservancy (TLC) Campground for the entire 2009 season. When -- or if -- this section of the trail to Leechtown will ever be returned to public use, is anyone's guess.

 
I'll add this: the trail has been closed to allow for the installation of a new water supply line in to Sooke. Unfortunately, this means that the original grade will be destroyed. I don't mean that the path of the trail will be altered; it will still follow the same ROW. However, for those of us who are actually geeky enough to care about such things, it should be noted that on that particular section of the trail, the rails and ties were removed, but the roadbed was left intact. So, when you're cycling that stretch of track, you are literally on the exact same grade as was used by the railway. When I say the grade is being destroyed, what I mean is that this will no longer be the case. There are a couple of places where it is still possible to see an old cross tie embedded in the trail.
 
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« Reply #271 on: Sep 17th, 2009, 7:37am »
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I added three somewhat interesting photos and  had questions.  Any feedback regarding my posts?  thank ye.

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« Reply #272 on: Sep 17th, 2009, 3:59pm »
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torch, you certainly got my attention with that first photo.  I can remember seeing boxcars spotted at that location in the early 1970s, presumably for loading recyclables.  I never saw a gon there, though.  I remember going to that old winery-cum-recycling-depot with my dad.
 
It's not just the surroundings that have changed since then--can you imagine a class 1 today spotting a single car for that kind of load, and allowing people to climb on and in it without 17 different kinds of PPE and a briefcase full of legal waivers?  The times, they have been a-changing . . .


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« Reply #273 on: Sep 21st, 2009, 1:58am »
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Wow, torch, what a picture!  Things were quiet out there the year I was born!
I remember going to the old winery as a kid to dump recycle stuff with my Dad too!  Makes one think of another product still viable today as a rail "commodity" - recyclables.
I remember the painted sign on the old building used to say something like
 "______ Loganberry Wine"  Anybody remember the first word?  And was it ever served by rail, because the line went right beside it.


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Wow, torch, what a picture!  Things were quiet out there the year I was born!
I remember going to the old winery as a kid to dump recycle stuff with my Dad too!  Makes one think of another product still viable today as a rail "commodity" - recyclables.
I remember the painted sign on the old building used to say something like
 "______ Loganberry Wine"  Anybody remember the first word?  And was it ever served by rail, because the line went right beside it.

The first word would be "Slinger's".  Do not know if it was rail served or not.


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« Reply #275 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 1:05am »
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Hey Gang...take a good look at that first airiel photo, notice what looks to be a longer spur located located east (above) the Antrobus spur? i am sure thats the old ballast pit spur that is listed in the timetables. alot of fill came out of that pit in the fifties for filling bridges along the line. The spur was 22 car lengths and was 0.3 miles from the Antrobus spur and switched heading west

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« Reply #276 on: Oct 23rd, 2009, 1:08am »
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sorry my mistake its the second airiel photo i am talking about!

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« Reply #277 on: Nov 9th, 2009, 12:46am »
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Ol' 7156 in Victoria in the 70's.  There's something I've been wondering for a while, perhaps someone on here would know, were the SW's were ever used out of Deerholme as well?  
 
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« Reply #278 on: Nov 9th, 2009, 11:43am »
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I'm not going to say no,  but I highly doubt it.

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« Reply #279 on: Feb 28th, 2011, 11:41pm »
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Is there any pictures showing the underside of that draw bridge? I love the idea of modeling the trestle and lift span.

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