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« Reply #580 on: Nov 2nd, 2017, 1:51pm »
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July 5, 1989, CN's Saanich Spur,  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The end of the line at Borden Mercantile, the 1070 has finished switching at the feed plant
and is heading back to the Point Ellice yard. This would be the last time a boxcar ever moved over CN's trackage in Victoria and Saanich.



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March 30, 1988, mile 4.1 Tidewater Sub,  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
One last opportunity for a great photo happened during the GMD-1 1000's last journey  
down the Tidewater Sub. The 1000 rested on the trestle and waited for that day's northbound E&N freight, the Extra 8828 North to pass under and give all the gathered railfans a memento they wouldn't forget.



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March 30, 1988, mile 4.1, Tidewater Sub, [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
After the E&N freight had passed by, railfans are seen walking back to their various vehicles.
Soon the 1000 would blast it's horn and begin the melancholy journey down to Cowichan Bay, leaving the Cowichan Valley without a CNR presence for the first time in nearly seventy years.



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December 15, 1989, mile 27.5 Cowichan Sub, [photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
It had been almost seventeen years since the last CNR freight had rumbled slowly down these tracks. The Sooke River Railway Society were running their speeders over this last section of intact railway from Milnes Landing Station to about three miles west up the former line.



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« Reply #584 on: Nov 4th, 2017, 3:12pm »
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Hi Jamie et al
Thanks for this picture and all the other info you and other posters have  provided that Bob Turner and I have used for two CN LINES articles on CNR's Vancouver Island operations.  
Do you have any other photos which show the buildings at Borden Mercantile and could you please expand on what we are seeing as I am not a VI native and never saw this operation?
Note for those interested you may subscribe to CN LINES by going on our website for info. www.cnrha.ca
Ask for subscription to start with CN LINES Vol 18 No 1 and you will get four issues, three of which will include major articles on CN on VI.  
Al Lill, Chair CNRHA
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July 5, 1989, CN's Saanich Spur,  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The end of the line at Borden Mercantile, the 1070 has finished switching at the feed plant
and is heading back to the Point Ellice yard. This would be the last time a boxcar ever moved over CN's trackage in Victoria and Saanich.

 


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[quote author=alanlill link=board=Vancouver;num=1077604803;start=580#584 date=11/04/17 at 15:12:01]Hi Jamie et al
Thanks for this picture and all the other info you and other posters have  provided that Bob Turner and I have used for two CN LINES articles on CNR's Vancouver Island operations.  
Do you have any other photos which show the buildings at Borden Mercantile and could you please expand on what we are seeing as I am not a VI native and never saw this operation?
Note for those interested you may subscribe to CN LINES by going on our website for info. www.cnrha.ca
Ask for subscription to start with CN LINES Vol 18 No 1 and you will get four issues, three of which will include major articles on CN on VI.  
Al Lill, Chair CNRHA  
 
 February 13,1989,  CN's Saanich Spur, [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The GMD-1 1000 is switching Borden Mercantile's agricultural feed plant, located at the end of CN's 1.4 mile Saanich spur. Borden's was CN's last remaining on-line customer, the service ended in January of 1990.
 
 



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February 13, 1989, mile 1.4 Saanich Spur, [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
A view from behind Borden Mercantile, with the 1000 spotting a grain hopper to unloaded at the feed pellet plant.



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« Reply #587 on: Nov 7th, 2017, 10:58am »
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Great pics!
 
I wondered how far the track extended past that dock on the back of Borden's. I hunted around for evidence this past summer but didn't find anything. There are still rails in the pavement and a bumper at the end of the winery spur across Quadra from Borden's.


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February 1957, Point Ellice Yard, [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
The CNR switcher, the 7391, was switching the barge slip at Point Ellice, with the old
Point Ellice Bridge in the background.



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December, 1957, Point Ellice Yard, [Photo by Elwood White , collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
The CNR Ten wheeler, the 1158, switching the slip with the brand new Point Ellice Bridge
behind it, with workers still applying finishing touches.



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March, 1956, mile 51.1 Cowichan Subdivision, [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Train 586, led by the 2141, is crossing the Koksilah River Trestle in this view from the caboose.


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April 7, 1989, 9.30 am, CN's Saanich Spur, [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
The GMD-1 1070 and a loaded grain car crossing Quadra Street, about to arrivie at Borden Mercantile's feed pellet plant, located at the end of CN's 1.4 mile Saanich Spur.



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« Reply #592 on: Nov 30th, 2017, 12:15pm »
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RE: March 1956
Great old pix, Jamie. Thank you.
Presumably the MP51.1 is the distance from when this photo was take.  
The CNR had a couple of locations given as the southern terminus in Victoria over the years of its operations.
The Galloping Goose passenger train's southern terminus was 'Point Ellis' according to the schedule published in the Daily Colonist, July 10, 1927.
This schedule, reproduced in Ian Baird's Ghosts on the Grade (p.25), stated Kinsol was at MP51.9
The operation of the CNR service from the temporary, Alpha Street terminus, could  (presumably) produce different mile post distances as well.
Robert Turner in Railways of Vancouver Island (p.106) lists "crossing of the Koksilah River [in 1919]" at MP52.5
Just me thinking out loud.


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« Reply #593 on: Nov 30th, 2017, 5:27pm »
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Thanks for the kind words, Bill
With regards to the Koksilah trestle, I just go by what the employee timetables show, which is bridge at mile 51.1[with a permanent 10mph slow order of course ]on Nov 30th, 2017, 12:15pm, cycledude wrote:       (Click here for original message)
RE: March 1956
Great old pix, Jamie. Thank you.
Presumably the MP51.1 is the distance from when this photo was take.  
The CNR had a couple of locations given as the southern terminus in Victoria over the years of its operations.
The Galloping Goose passenger train's southern terminus was 'Point Ellis' according to the schedule published in the Daily Colonist, July 10, 1927.
This schedule, reproduced in Ian Baird's Ghosts on the Grade (p.25), stated Kinsol was at MP51.9
The operation of the CNR service from the temporary, Alpha Street terminus, could  (presumably) produce different mile post distances as well.
Robert Turner in Railways of Vancouver Island (p.106) lists "crossing of the Koksilah River [in 1919]" at MP52.5
Just me thinking out loud.



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Wednesday, September 27, 1989, CN's Saanich Spur,  [Photo by Jamie Masters ]
 
On it's way Borden Mercantile with a BCR grain hopper, the GMD-1 1070 crosses over
a small trestle at the end of Brett Avenue.



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May 14, 1956, mile 66, Cowichan Subdivision  [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
The Extra 2104 East crosses the mile 66 trestle over the Cowichan River, headed for Deerholme and Tyup with carloads of lumber products from the big mill at Youbou.
 
  Merry Christmas everybody.
 
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Many thanks for posting all your photos Jamie. You have quite the collection. You were actively photographing in Victoria just after I moved to Nanaimo in 1988. I always look forward to seeing your name on the thread entries. Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
 
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Many thanks for posting all your photos Jamie. You have quite the collection. You were actively photographing in Victoria just after I moved to Nanaimo in 1988. I always look forward to seeing your name on the thread entries. Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
 
Dave

 
I'm always happy to share my collection, Dave, thanks for your kind words. I am glad I started taking photos of Victoria area rail activity in 1988, but I wish my fascination with trains had kicked in  earlier, because so much was lost in a relatively short period of time. Oh well, we were lucky to see what we did, compared to  younger Island railfans these days.


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June, 1956  mile 81 Cowichan Subdivision  [Photo by Elwood White, collection by Jamie Masters ]
 
The Extra 2128 East is about to leave Youbou, passing by the CNR station with the Canadian National Telegraph Cable Office sign visible on the side of the station.


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June 15, 1956, mile 82, Cowichan Subdivision  [Photo by Elwood White, collection of Jamie Masters ]
 
Extra 2141 East has finished switching the BCFP mill in Youbou and is about to depart
Youbou with carloads of finished lumber and veneer.



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