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« Reply #60 on: Apr 7th, 2005, 10:29pm »
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on Apr 7th, 2005, 9:25pm, Coastrail wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Interestingly to note, that 3 years after this picture was taken, CN abandoned the track from the Pat Bay junction to Colwood.  
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I don't think they abandoned the line between the Wye and Colwood, they just removed the bridges from service. The rails were there until at least 1983.


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« Reply #61 on: Apr 8th, 2005, 2:39am »
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Abandonment did not come until the late 70's.  I was looking at a timetable from 1978 that showed the entire Cowichan Sub, even though there was a footnote stating that movements between Mile 1.9 and Mile 7.9(?) had to be authorized by the Sup't.  Basically, it had the same status at the Port Sub does today, there but not used.

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« Reply #62 on: Apr 8th, 2005, 9:00am »
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it was the colquitz creek bridge near tillicum.it was being rebuilt but i guess cn felt it wasnt worth the cost of finishing...i recall seeing this bridge throughout the 70s only half done...missing the centre steel girderspan and whatnot.that photo by ross looks like it may have been a couple years later than stated because i dont think cn started using the "wet noodle" logo until 1965..i may be wrong tho.

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« Reply #63 on: Apr 9th, 2005, 4:24am »
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Hey,  
Wasnt there a steam train excursion on the CN back in the 60's? I know that the museum train came in the 70's on the E&N.
If the roundhouse is fixed up to be a working train museum, there should be models of both the CN and E&N yards. Wasnt the CN yard bigger than the E&N yard. It seems that way, judging by the picture. The diagrams I have seem to show that.
 
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« Reply #64 on: Apr 11th, 2005, 5:55pm »
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on Apr 9th, 2005, 4:24am, Coastrail wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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Wasnt there a steam train excursion on the CN back in the 60's? I know that the museum train came in the 70's on the E&N.
If the roundhouse is fixed up to be a working train museum, there should be models of both the CN and E&N yards. Wasnt the CN yard bigger than the E&N yard. It seems that way, judging by the picture. The diagrams I have seem to show that.
 
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It depends, I think the E&N yard at that time was bigger, but if you compare it to the E&N yard now, CN's was definately bigger.  


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« Reply #65 on: Apr 11th, 2005, 10:20pm »
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i would think that the cnr yard had more trackage and storage tracks than the e&n yard in the 70s and 80s.

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« Reply #66 on: May 7th, 2005, 5:43pm »
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Here's a couple more pics from Ross Pugsley.  He doesn't have too many pictures left to share but he will send them when he finds them.
 
Date unknown but was taken in the early 1960's near the coal company located on the NW corner of the CNR freight yard, Victoria.


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« Reply #67 on: May 7th, 2005, 5:48pm »
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CNR Victoria.  March 25, 1961.  Ross Pugsley photo.

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« Reply #68 on: May 7th, 2005, 6:00pm »
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wheres the location of the last photo?

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« Reply #69 on: May 12th, 2005, 10:13pm »
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Dug this picture up the other day and  had to post it.  I'm guessing I was about 5 years old here, so that puts the year about 1980. It was the military train and for some reason  it was in the CN yard in Victoria, I think thats the upper yard   because of the asphalt. The train also had a steam engine that I think could have been the Royal Hudson.  Theres a pic of me in the cab, but I cant find it. Anybody else remember this? My memory is really fuzzy on this and I probably would have forgotten about it if I didnt have this picture!

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« Reply #70 on: May 12th, 2005, 11:44pm »
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1980 - not the Royal Hudson, it would have been the Museum Train, which was powered by (ex - Mac Blo) 1077 on Vancouver Island and 3716 for its tour of the rest of the province.  The CN yard was probably used for this (rather than the E&N) because of better public access.

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« Reply #71 on: May 13th, 2005, 12:09am »
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i went to visit the museum train in cn's upper yard in 1970 but there was no military stuff.  i even have a pendant keepsake from it saying "musem train 1979"

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« Reply #72 on: May 13th, 2005, 12:17am »
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I'll trust Torch's physical evidence over my memory as to the year.  It is possible the army equipment was loaded just after the museum train closed (or before it opened)  These moves were an annual event during the "early 80's" sometimes via CNR and sometimes via E&N, they would go the day they were loaded.  I can remember CN working a Saturday just to load the army train on the barge.

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« Reply #73 on: May 13th, 2005, 7:06am »
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thats cool.   i figure that back then it was more feasible to load an unload the army stuff in cn's yard. that upper portion of the yard seemed to have much more space than the e&n yard.(well,at least when the upper yard wasnt cluttered with boxcars,as i often saw it!)

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« Reply #74 on: Jun 9th, 2005, 1:01am »
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The coal company at the CNR yard was Kingham-Gillespie, if you look at the Central Vermont car in the pic you will see KG in chalk marked on it...back when the Victoria turns had many cars i used to walk over when they were swithcing Top shelf to look at the chalk markings on the cars to see where they were going to in Victoria.

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« Reply #75 on: Jul 16th, 2005, 2:05am »
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If only I had stepped back a bit more...  
 
October 4, 1985.


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« Reply #76 on: Jul 21st, 2005, 7:18pm »
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One thing neat about the A1A trucks on the GMD1 is that the center idler wheel is a smaller diameter than the two powered wheels.   You can notice this with the difference in height of the bearing caps.

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Victoria, 1970.  Photographer unknown.

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« Reply #78 on: Dec 3rd, 2005, 1:02pm »
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Nice pic. I didn't realize the G12's were used out of Victoria as well. BTW the hogger on one of the transfers(Lynn Creek to Thornton) I was on last week worked a few times as a brakeman on the Cowichan and Tidewater Subs. He said it was a pretty nice job if you could get it.

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« Reply #79 on: Dec 3rd, 2005, 3:16pm »
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on Dec 3rd, 2005, 1:02pm, CNcndr_Tyler wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice pic. I didn't realize the G12's were used out of Victoria as well. BTW the hogger on one of the transfers(Lynn Creek to Thornton) I was on last week worked a few times as a brakeman on the Cowichan and Tidewater Subs. He said it was a pretty nice job if you could get it.

 
I think is was one of those jobs you either loved or hated, the times I rode along with the Deerholme job, it was usually the same guys working it.  Victoria seemed to have a bit of a rotation week after week, if memory serves me right


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