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« Reply #300 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 10:38pm »
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on Apr 11th, 2012, 5:33am, blackdog1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Is this the same bridge? Taken in pouring rain June 2011.

Looks too far from the road from what I remember but perhaps you were using a wide angle lens.  If the photo was taken between Lake Cowichan and Youbou, that's the one.


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« Reply #301 on: Oct 17th, 2013, 1:35am »
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CN 2116 on train 585 passing under E&N freight at 6 mile. Photo taken in 1956.  
Photo by  F. Degruchy, Ken Showers collection. Used with permission.  
 


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« Reply #302 on: Oct 17th, 2013, 11:22am »
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Cool photo, Chris!

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« Reply #303 on: Oct 17th, 2013, 3:32pm »
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Thanks Mike!
 
Here's CN museum train about to pass under the newly constructed Island Highway and then the E&N. Photo taken 1958. Photo by  F. Degruchy, Ken Showers collection. Used with permission.    


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« Reply #304 on: Oct 18th, 2013, 2:43am »
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WOW! great color!
 
Ditch lights way back then?


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« Reply #305 on: Oct 19th, 2013, 9:51pm »
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Martin you are right it kinda reminds me of Kodacolour or Kodachrome when film was king.

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« Reply #306 on: Oct 20th, 2013, 11:46pm »
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Cowichan Leader website his a nice 1954 colour photo of a CN log train on the Kinsol trestle.
 
http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/news/228183981.html
 
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« Reply #307 on: Oct 21st, 2013, 2:51pm »
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A question about wooden trestles if I may. When I rode trains over the Knox and Kane Steel Trestle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinzua_Bridge or the Algoma Central Montreal River trestle http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobolink/3819523560/or the Lethbridge Trestle http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventure/2051284389/ the train was slowed to a walk. Were the wooden trestles on the Island subject to the same speed restrictions? I have seen the old CP diesels headed to Port on the far side of Cameron lake crawling over the trestles but always thought their speed was being governed by the ruling grade. I never witnessed the return run to Parksville.

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« Reply #308 on: Oct 21st, 2013, 3:07pm »
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The 1965 CN Cowichan Sub timetable had 10 mph slow orders for mileposts 0.4 (Selkirk drawbridge), 2.4 (Colquitz Creek), 6.9 (Millstream Creek), 21.0 (either Grouse Nest or Veitch Creek?), 27.1 (Charters Creek), 51.1 (Kinsol Trestle) and 59.7 (Holt Creek). Everywhere else the speed limit was 20 mph.
 
Wooden trestles that were notably absent from the slow-order list were Ayum Creek, Todd Creek and the two trestles at the south end of Sooke Lake.


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« Reply #309 on: Oct 21st, 2013, 5:08pm »
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Thank You.

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« Reply #310 on: Oct 21st, 2013, 10:14pm »
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on Oct 17th, 2013, 11:22am, mike_enr wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Cool photo, Chris!

 
I concur! What an amazing photo. I assume that's the old island highway there, and it doesn't look paved. Great to see!
 
Cheers.
 
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« Reply #311 on: Oct 22nd, 2013, 4:31pm »
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on Oct 21st, 2013, 2:51pm, Dennis Dalla-Vicenza wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A question about wooden trestles if I may. When I rode trains over the Knox and Kane Steel Trestle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinzua_Bridge or the Algoma Central Montreal River trestle http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobolink/3819523560/or the Lethbridge Trestle http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventure/2051284389/ the train was slowed to a walk. Were the wooden trestles on the Island subject to the same speed restrictions? I have seen the old CP diesels headed to Port on the far side of Cameron lake crawling over the trestles but always thought their speed was being governed by the ruling grade. I never witnessed the return run to Parksville.

 
   To add to emilydm's info, a 1930 CNR Cowichan Subdivision timetable shows no  slow orders for bridges except for log trains ,which required a 10 mph slow order for the 12 degree curved Millstream trestle at mile 6.9. A 1953 timetable shows only 6.9 and 51.1 [Koksilah] requiring 10 mph slow orders. Regarding the Port Sub, a 1971 timetable shows a 15mph permanent slow order between mile 12.7 and 24.0 [both ways] A 1988 timetable shows the slow order reduced to 10 mph and extended from 12.7 to mile 30[again, both directions]


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« Reply #312 on: Oct 23rd, 2013, 1:01pm »
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Thanks Jamie, and I will think this is for safety and not lack of service because I noted the steel trestles elsewhere all have the same restrictions.

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« Reply #313 on: Oct 23rd, 2013, 4:10pm »
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CN 2149 on eastbound train 586 in Colwood, crossing Hwy 1A. The now closed White Spot restaurant is on the right.  Photo taken 1958.  Photo by F. Degruchy, Ken Showers collection. Used with permission.
 


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« Reply #314 on: Oct 23rd, 2013, 4:52pm »
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Thanks for another great upload, the colours are perfect, it's like a portal to the past with the shopworn old steamer in it's final months on the Island, showing all the rusty evidence of working life in our moist, salty environment.

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« Reply #315 on: Oct 27th, 2013, 3:55pm »
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This is one of my favorite photos of the set, CN 2116 racing west on train 585 between Admirals and Burnside Rd.  Photo taken 1955. Photo by  F. Degruchy, Ken Showers collection. Used with permission.
 


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« Reply #316 on: Apr 18th, 2014, 7:42pm »
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When was the CN track connected to the EN track in West Victoria?

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« Reply #317 on: Apr 19th, 2014, 2:13pm »
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on Apr 18th, 2014, 7:42pm, anifan1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
When was the CN track connected to the EN track in West Victoria?

I think it was 1990 as the final year that the interchange was intact.


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Shown here on February 19, 1990, was the last movement on the interchange, when CP 6701 pulled the CN GMD1 1070 over the trestle and into history as the last CN engine to leave CN's Vancouver Island trackage. Photo by Jamie Masters

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February 19, 1990,  On the interchange in Vic West for the last time, CN GMD1 1070 crew members and some of their family gather for some final pictures before CP 6701 pulls the 1070 off the interchange, ending seventy five years of CNR history on Vancouver Island.    Photo by Jamie Masters

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