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« Reply #320 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 1:24am »
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Great photos Jaimie! Thanks for posting.

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« Reply #321 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 1:22pm »
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Anybody have video of this "last ride"?

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« Reply #322 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 4:28pm »
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Great pictures. Though the question I asked was not when the track was pulled. I ment when CN put in the rail connection to the EN Rail?
 
I suspect it was 1920 when the yard was opened.


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« Reply #323 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 5:29pm »
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Consistent with the CNR's foot dragging approach to developing rail on Vancouver Island, it took until the summer of 1930, for them and the E&N to start construction of the interchange.

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« Reply #324 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 7:02pm »
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Ok, and what was the purpose?

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« Reply #325 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 11:08pm »
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Local boosterism from the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Victoria, eager to encourage industrial development, is what drove the eventual creation of the interchange . It had been proposed back in the early 1920's, but it took much prodding of the CNR to get them to carry out the plans for completing the interchange and the rest of their Point Ellice Terminal, sitting on 26 acres of expropriated Songhees Reserve land . Once it was built, I am not really sure of how much traffic actually moved between the railways, but I know through the mid  to late 1950's, the CNR moved many carloads of peeler logs from Leechtown down to the interchange, where the E&N then took them to the Vic Ply mill in Esquimalt.

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« Reply #326 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 11:13pm »
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Wow, Jamie, Awesome Photos of that movement!  I always wondered if there was documentation of that locomotive transfer to the CP on the interchange.

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« Reply #327 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 11:54pm »
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Thanks Jamie, it all makes sense now. Knowing that they started the interchange during the summer in 1930. It would have been a quick build so it would have been done and opened later of that year.

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« Reply #328 on: Apr 22nd, 2014, 1:20am »
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CN GMD1 1070, ready to leave Vic West,  dead in transit as part of Extra 5021 North - February 19 1990.   Photo by Jamie Masters


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« Reply #329 on: Jul 6th, 2014, 10:17pm »
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May 31,1989,10:45 am, photo by Jamie Masters.  CN GMD1 1070 is heading back to Point Ellice Yard after switching Borden Mercantile. The 1070 is crossing Swan Street, with the actual lake in the background along with Christmas Hill and further still, Observatory Hill [visible behind the telephone pole]

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« Reply #330 on: Jul 7th, 2014, 1:52am »
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October 6, 1989, CN GMD1 1070 crosses the Selkirk trestle on the way to Borden Mercantile- just three months remain in CN's service on the Island. Photo by Jamie Masters

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« Reply #331 on: Jul 7th, 2014, 12:01pm »
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Jamie, three great pictures, thanks for sharing.  
 
It is blatantly obvious why there is a dearth on inactivity on the railroad because if you fast forward to today and head to the south end of Washington and take the trestle picture again you will see absolutely no reason for the railroad to exist in its present form. There is no industry down there that could accept rail delivery or rail shipping.  
 
I used to live at the corner of the Gorge and Washington in the big condos.


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« Reply #332 on: Jul 7th, 2014, 1:20pm »
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Great set of pics, Jamie Thnx
Swan Lake Road is now Swan Street at this location.
 
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« Reply #333 on: Jul 7th, 2014, 5:55pm »
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on Jul 7th, 2014, 1:20pm, cycledude wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Great set of pics, Jamie Thnx
Swan Lake Road is now Swan Street at this location.
 
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Thanks Bill, my mistake in the caption, I will correct it.[ Swan Lake Road is actually on the other side of the lake]


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« Reply #334 on: Aug 13th, 2014, 6:16pm »
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Photo by Elwood White [collection of Jamie Masters]  May 1959, Train 586 led by near new GMD1 1000, is eastbound at approximately mile 10.5 Cowichan Subdivision [Glen Lake/ Happy Valley area ] The lead freight car carries peeler logs for the Vic Ply mill in Esquimalt - a business the CNR would soon give up to trucks.

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« Reply #335 on: Aug 14th, 2014, 10:42pm »
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Thanks for posting this rare image, Jamie
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« Reply #336 on: Aug 15th, 2014, 2:22am »
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Photo by Elwood White [ collection of Jamie Masters]
Late spring, 1958, CNR Alco 1727 switching the yard at Tyup [mile 4.8 , Tidewater Sub] The Alcos were found to be too rough on the light rail of CN's island trackage and would be replaced by GMD1s by the early fall of 1958


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« Reply #337 on: Aug 15th, 2014, 4:37pm »
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Another keeper, Jamie. It's a little known fact seven-kilometres (14 km if one returns to their vehicle) of the Tidewater Subdivision can still be walked between Koksilah Road  and Deerholme Wye.  
 
For any nostalgic railway buffs out there, pickup the trailhead near Tom Paterson's Fir Grove Publishing (his home at 5180 Koksilah Rd, Duncan) just south of the Miller Road intersection. The best parking is at Miller Road (west) -- the intersection nearest to Duncan.
 
Tidewater Sub Video
 
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 lPhoto by Elwood White [collection of Jamie Masters] January, 1956, Train 585 led by the 2141, has passed over Todd Creek [mile 28.4, CowichanSub],and is westbound up the Sooke River canyon , headed for Deerholm, thirty miles distant. [the photo is slightly out of focus and has some water damage]

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Photo by Dave Wilkie - used with the permission of Michael Wilkie [ collection of Jamie Masters]  September 29, 1958, Train 585 is westbound over Millstream Creek [mile 6.9 Cowichan sub ]. It is led by the new GMD1 diesels, 1002&1001, note they don't have spark arrestors installed on the exhausts yet.

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