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« Reply #340 on: Aug 16th, 2014, 6:07pm »
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Photo by Dave Wilkie - used with permission of Michael Wilkie [collection of Jamie Masters]  September 29, 1958, Point Ellice Yard, Victoria BC, GMD1s 1002&1001 refuelling prior to leaving the yard with westbound Train 585.

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« Reply #341 on: Aug 18th, 2014, 2:06am »
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Photo by Elwood White [collection of Jamie Masters] June, 1957, Train 585, led by the  CNR  2120, is westbound over the Todd Creek trestle at mile 28.4 Cowichan Subdivision.

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« Reply #342 on: Aug 30th, 2014, 3:59pm »
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Photo by Elwood White [Collection of Jamie Masters ] August 1956,CNR, 4-6-0 1451 switching the Point Ellice barge slip, with Tyee road in the background.

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« Reply #343 on: Oct 29th, 2014, 1:22am »
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Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters, February, 1957.
Extra 2128 East at mile 2.3 Cowichan Subdivision, the new Colquitz school in the backdrop,the caboose just crossing the Colquitz trestle [I don't know which steam engine was being being hauled dead in transit at the back of the train ]


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« Reply #344 on: Dec 2nd, 2014, 12:04am »
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March 27, 1989, 8:30 am , Victoria [photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
Newly arrived CN GMD1 1070 is being hauled over to the interchange and CN trackage, where it was to take over duties from the departed CN GMD1 1000. The Songhees was just under construction at this time, twenty five years ago.


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Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters
July ,1956, near mile six, CNR Cowichan Sub.
 
CNR 2104 with Train 585, about to pass under the old Burnside Road overpass.This part of the ROW has been rendered unrecognizable by highway construction.


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« Reply #346 on: Dec 6th, 2014, 5:36pm »
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Excellent pictures, all of them Jamie.  Thanks so much for posting from your collection.
I have looking for photo evidence of CN in some of these spots for quite some time!


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Thanks for your kind words Matt. Here is another one for you.
 
Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters
 
June 15, 1957, Extra 2128 West, crossing Marie Canyon Trestle at mile 66, Cowichan Sub [The bridge was soon to be replaced with a steel trestle ]


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« Reply #348 on: Dec 7th, 2014, 2:54pm »
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Are there pictures of or does someone have pictures that they could post of the CN Roundhouse in Victoria? Also any of the engine servicing facilities in the CN yard? I may have missed said pictures in the previous fast scan of the current set of posts so please just point them out to me, thank you.
 
 
BTW nice pictures Jamie.  
 
Great collection.
 


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Thanks for your words, Dennis.  At the beginning of this set , there is a shot of GMD1's 1001&1002 refuelling at Victoria. You can see the back of the roundhouse, and the shops, as well as the bunker oil tank for the CNR steam engines.
I will see if I can dig up some more shots of the roundhouse.
 
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Photo courtesy of Sooke Region Museum & Archive [collection of Jamie Masters]
 
!930, CNR Point Ellice yard, Victoria BC,  note gas car 15810 located by side of roundhouse, by the following year, passenger service had ended on the Cowichan Sub.


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Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters
 
October 1957, CNR roundhouse, Point Ellice Yard, Victoria BC, engines 2128 & 2099, and an unidentified Consolidation, sit outside the roundhouse doors.


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Was there an actual turntable or was the roundhouse just service by wyes and switch points?
 
Again thanks for the pictures.  
 
 


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« Reply #353 on: Dec 8th, 2014, 5:26pm »
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No , there never was a turntable installed by the CNR. Engines had to back out of the yard , and turn on the wye at mile 1.6

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« Reply #354 on: Dec 9th, 2014, 1:30am »
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Jamie your photos are making me drool....
 
CN was in its dying days in Vitoria when I was a kid; I only remember a few isolated sightings (many more of CP, of course), so anything that confirms or expands my faint memories of the Ellice yard and trackage in the vicinity is fascinating.   I am still hoping (dreaming) for someone to have pics of the Alpha Street/Antrobus Pole Yard area, as well as going back to the Saanich Peninsula branch years as well.


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« Reply #355 on: Dec 10th, 2014, 5:09pm »
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Wonderful collection of great historical value Jamie. Post as many photos as you like, they are much appreciated.
 
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on Dec 9th, 2014, 1:30am, CPRail4744 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I am still hoping (dreaming) for someone to have pics of the Alpha Street/Antrobus Pole Yard area

 
I would also like to see this, as well as the Sooke Road crossings (especially the crossing signals at Royal Roads and at Saseenos), and how on earth the Colwood wye was laid out (I've never been able to figure out how it fit in with the cemetery right there). Also the track profile diagram I have shows a short team track or some other stub across from Juan De Fuca where the Tim Hortons is now, does anyone know anything about that?


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I would also like to see this, as well as the Sooke Road crossings (especially the crossing signals at Royal Roads and at Saseenos), and how on earth the Colwood wye was laid out (I've never been able to figure out how it fit in with the cemetery right there). Also the track profile diagram I have shows a short team track or some other stub across from Juan De Fuca where the Tim Hortons is now, does anyone know anything about that?

On the 1930 employee Timetable, there is a spur at mile 7.1[The highway crossing was mile 7.3 ] for the Victoria Racing Association,6 cars connected at the west end [there was a horse racing track located down where the playing fields and golf course are now ] The 1943 timetable shows a spur at mile 7.2, listed as Arsenal [military supplies I'm assuming]It is listed as 3 cars in capacity, and connected at the west end. The 1953 timetable shows the same spur.By 1959, CNR timetables show nothing listed at this mileage, probably the Rocky Point siding had taken over military shipments by this time. I'm curious about a wye at Colwood, did it predate 1930 ?, because none of my timetables from 1930 onwards show the presence of a wye in this location.


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I may be wrong about the wye, you're right, none of the timetables list anything besides a phone and siding at Colwood... but I could have sworn seeing on one of the Dave Wilkie films, a west-facing spur off to the south on a downhill curve just to the west of the Colwood siding. And Youbou is never listed as having a wye but there was definitely one there.
 
The track profile and curvature diagram I have is dated 1973, from a BC Transit study into light rail between Victoria and the Western Communities. Unfortunately it only goes to milepost 8, right before the Colwood siding begins.
 
Edit: I also never seem to see the Shawnigan wye listed, but I've explored it in person. I wonder when they stopped using it?


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I may be wrong about the wye, you're right, none of the timetables list anything besides a phone and siding at Colwood... but I could have sworn seeing on one of the Dave Wilkie films, a west-facing spur off to the south on a downhill curve just to the west of the Colwood siding. And Youbou is never listed as having a wye but there was definitely one there.
 
The track profile and curvature diagram I have is dated 1973, from a BC Transit study into light rail between Victoria and the Western Communities. Unfortunately it only goes to milepost 8, right before the Colwood siding begins.
 
Edit: I also never seem to see the Shawnigan wye listed, but I've explored it in person. I wonder when they stopped using it?

My timetable from 1953, shows a wye at 48.1, as does one from 1959, By 1960, the 48.1 wye has disappeared from the timetable. The Youbou wye shows up on my timetables until 1964, when it's no longer listed for some reason, even though it definitely was in place for many more years.


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