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« Reply #520 on: Feb 4th, 2017, 5:48pm »
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August 1978, Point Ellice Yard, Photo by Darryl Muralt, collection of Jamie Masters
 
Looking south through the yard, towards the Bay Street Bridge



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« Reply #521 on: Feb 6th, 2017, 1:48pm »
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June, 1989, Point Ellice Yard  [Photo by Jamie Masters]
 
The 1070 has just crossed the Selkirk Trestle with a empty grain hopper bound for CN/E&N interchange.
 
The man riding the 1070's pilot, was the last CNR section man on the Island.
His first name was Tony [didn't get his last name], he was hired on by the CNR back in 1966 and managed rather surprisingly [to him especially] to remain employed here on the Island, even though during his tenure, CN was gradually cutting their Island operations down to nearly nothing.  
His job today was to lower and raise the hand operated drawbridge on the Selkirk trestle.


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February 19, 1990, Point Ellice Yard  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
CN GMD1 1070 is being started [it needed a little help after sitting idle for more than a month] , and soon it will roll down to the interchange with the E&N, and into history as the last remanent of CN's once thriving presence on Vancouver Island.
[The man in the blue overcoat was Walt Kawalikak,  Vancouver Terminal Manager whose responsibilities included CN's last operations on the Island]


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June, 1989, Point Ellice Yard  [Photo by Jamie Masters]
 
The 1070 has just crossed the Selkirk Trestle with a empty grain hopper bound for CN/E&N interchange.
 
The man riding the 1070's pilot, was the last CNR section man on the Island.
His first name was Tony [didn't get his last name], he was hired on by the CNR back in 1966 and managed rather surprisingly [to him especially] to remain employed here on the Island, even though during his tenure, CN was gradually cutting their Island operations down to nearly nothing.  
His job today was to lower and raise the hand operated drawbridge on the Selkirk trestle.

 
Tony Klubocar(sp?) I think was his name.


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quote author=cn2220 link=board=Vancouver;num=1077604803;start=520#523 date=02/07/17 at 12:46:50]
 
Tony Klubocar(sp?) I think was his name. [/quote]
 
Thanks, Tyler, I rechecked Hugh Fraser's DVD of last runs on the Island, and lo and behold, there was Tony, last name spelled Klobucar.


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October, 1954, somewhere on the Cowichan Subdivision, Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters.
 
Veteran engineer Pete Stemo taking the 2096 on it's last run before the old Consolidation is retired.


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March 27, 1988, mile 81 Cowichan Subdivision  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
CN GMD1 1000 is nearing Youbou on this beautiful early Spring day. This would be the last run ever, westbound out've Deerholme. On March 30th, the 1000 and CN would depart the Cowichan Valley forever.



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« Reply #527 on: Feb 17th, 2017, 2:07am »
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That's a great shot Jamie.
 
I wonder if any of the residents along the lakeside were sad to see an end to the trains running essentially through their yards...


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March 30, 1988, mile 3.1[approx] Tidewater Subdivision [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
For the last time, CN GMD1 1000 will be crossing Langtry Rd in Duncan's Glenora district.
The engine is heading Northward [by timetable direction] to Cowichan Bay where it gather the remaining cars, and it and CN will leave the Island for good.



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March 30, 1988, Cowichan Bay {mile 7.3, Tidewater Sub } [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
GMD1 1000 is pushing the last loads and empties towards the waiting rail barge at CN's Cowichan Bay rail slip. By mid afternoon, everything was loaded and CN's presence in the Cowichan Valley was now but a memory.


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September, 1988  Mile 51.1 Cowichan Sub  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The aftermath of an extremely brain dead grad party, whose members apparently decided that setting a fire in the middle of the Koksilah River Trestle was a great idea.
Thankfully, the big trestle proved pretty difficult to destroy.



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Where did the top layer of crossties (or whatever their bridge equivalent is) go between '83 and '88? There are a few stragglers left in that picture, but did the rest of them get pried off by bush partiers and thrown into the canyon over the course of five years?

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Where did the top layer of crossties (or whatever their bridge equivalent is) go between '83 and '88? There are a few stragglers left in that picture, but did the rest of them get pried off by bush partiers and thrown into the canyon over the course of five years?

 
Spring, 1988 [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
I'm not sure what happened to all the deck stringers, but this photo of mine shows at least a few more in evidence. Perhaps some salvaging was going on in the time period you mention. Prying up those heavy beasts seems like a lot of work for dips..t partiers.



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January 22, 1957, mile 2.2 Cowichan Subdivision [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
The 2099 had derailed at the intersection of Tillicum Rd and the TCH. A shoofly was built to allow other freights to get by while the re-railing and track repair were going on.
On this snowy day, the 2104 was leading it's freight extra past the woebegone 2099, while many onlookers enjoyed the spectacle.



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« Reply #534 on: Feb 25th, 2017, 2:57pm »
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Thanks for the posting the Tillicum Rd. derailment photo Jamie. That shot cries out for a then and now comparison photo from exactly the same spot because of what's visible in the background.
 
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I understand from Bob Loat that the reason the 2099 derailed is that it was running backward hauling 585 to Deerholme and the tender rode up on packed ice. According to Bob, the CNR didn't use the wye at MP 1.6 in snowy weather in the steam era to turn the locomotive and just continued on the Cowichan Sub hauling the eastbound trains tender first to Deerholme. Last Tuesday I saw a bunch of slides of this same derailment (George Hearn) as well as other shots on Vancouver Island. I plan on getting scans and adding them to an article in CN LINES and/or post them on this thread if I get permission. Al

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I understand from Bob Loat that the reason the 2099 derailed is that it was running backward hauling 585 to Deerholme and the tender rode up on packed ice. According to Bob, the CNR didn't use the wye at MP 1.6 in snowy weather in the steam era to turn the locomotive and just continued on the Cowichan Sub hauling the eastbound trains tender first to Deerholme. Last Tuesday I saw a bunch of slides of this same derailment (George Hearn) as well as other shots on Vancouver Island. I plan on getting scans and adding them to an article in CN LINES and/or post them on this thread if I get permission. Al

 
Very interesting about how the 2099 derailed, I'd never been really sure just why it happened.
Love to see those scans  on this thread if you get permission, Al
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January 5, 1990,  CN's Saanich Spur  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
GMD1 1070 is crossing Quadra Street to switch Borden Mercantile for the very last time.
Visible on the engine is local Chek Six reporter Patty Pitts and her cameraman who rode the engine to Bordens to file a story on the last run.



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August 1978, Point Ellice Yard, Photo by Darryl Muralt, collection of Jamie Masters
 
Looking south through the yard, towards the Bay Street Bridge

 
Attached is one of my shots in same year looking opposite direction AL



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August 1978, Point Ellice Yard, Photo by Darryl Muralt, collection of Jamie Masters
 
Looking south through the yard, towards the Bay Street Bridge

Attached is another of my shots from Dec 78. I think the GMD1 was being stored and the switcher was ready to go in service from the fenced compound where one of the pit tracks for the roundhouse was located. The sand car is setting on another. AL



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