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« Reply #100 on: Mar 25th, 2007, 11:04pm »
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Try contacting Roman at Preserved Steam BC ( members.shaw.ca/preservedsteamBC/index.htm ). He would be knowledgeable on who would be involved locally. He could likely put you in touch with existing groups.
I assume you're interested in restoring a steam locomotive based on your comments in this thread.


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« Reply #101 on: Mar 26th, 2007, 1:54am »
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Been there done that i would love to work on restoring 112. Besides having good trades  people you need good people with organizing and managment skills for funding and donations even with volunteers you still need money to get rolling. The biggest set back is the location you need to move the loci to a central location. If you get that far Im in.

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« Reply #102 on: Apr 7th, 2007, 12:17am »
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Since those things have sat for 29 years, what is the point of moving them now and also why remove the spur now?

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« Reply #103 on: Apr 7th, 2007, 4:03am »
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on Apr 7th, 2007, 12:17am, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Since those things have sat for 29 years, what is the point of moving them now and also why remove the spur now?

 
Have you seen the price of scrap steel lately?


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« Reply #104 on: Apr 7th, 2007, 8:53am »
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Excellent pics again, CLC Fan. Interesting subject again as well.
 
Its sure nice to see 'ol 303 get used again, its been quite a while since it moved away from Woss. I haven't been there in at least two years and it hadn't moved in that time. It was starting to feel like it had been added to the 112 & 113 collection.
As for the equipment they've pulled from the siding, is the company on a scrap drive? Any idea why they're ripping up that siding?


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« Reply #105 on: Apr 8th, 2007, 4:46am »
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Nice to see them fire up the 303. She's got to be the last unit with her original EMD 567.

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« Reply #106 on: Apr 12th, 2007, 7:48pm »
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does anyone know of any detailed maps of wfp's railroad (yards, spurs, etc.)

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« Reply #107 on: Apr 15th, 2007, 4:21am »
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on Apr 15th, 2007, 2:29am, CLC Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
And a little bit of info on #303, the dynamic brakes don't work on it at the moment so it is being used as a yard switcher at Beaver Cove for now.  It's also is the only unit with its original engine.
 

 
What's happening with the 302? Is it being stored dead?


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« Reply #108 on: Apr 17th, 2007, 4:48am »
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thats some pretty archaic looking peices of equipment....bet they'd fetch some good money for scrap!

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« Reply #109 on: May 15th, 2007, 6:25pm »
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I did a 3 day backpacking trip to the north Island last week, awesome weather, lots of wildlife, and I got a little railfanning in on the side.  On thursday evening I started my drive south and diverted off to Beaver Cove to check on things.  No train present so I returned to my original drive back home.  Got to Camp A Reload and saw the yard was completely empty.. that told me a train had left earlier.  Argh..!  

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« Reply #110 on: May 15th, 2007, 6:34pm »
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Contemplated on just continuing on home.... naww...!  Turned around and whipped back to Beaver Cove and saw that the train had arrived and was refueling.  Some good news, WFP just completed a cost-effectiveness study of the rail line and it is expected to continue rail operations for some time to come.  Sounds like the fuel savings and efficiency is the real reason.  In one trip alone the engines used up something like only 200 litres of diesel.  No logging truck can match that.

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« Reply #111 on: May 15th, 2007, 6:36pm »
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The crew had to wait for the yard guys to unload the last of the cars... always an impressive sight to see.  Especially in a setting sun.

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« Reply #112 on: May 15th, 2007, 6:39pm »
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Last picture, just too dark for the camera.  The engines have pulled out the empties and shoved the loaded ones in, and are about to back onto the empties again and proceed back to Camp-A Reload.  I snagged a vid clip of it pulling away.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPfX6o__Dag


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« Reply #113 on: May 16th, 2007, 1:53am »
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VERY nice pics, CLC.  Thanks for adding the railfanning to the end of your backpacking trip.   Where did you go, by the way?

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« Reply #114 on: May 16th, 2007, 2:52am »
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Very Nice pics, Thanks for sharing them with us. The cyberworld is great, we can see so many sights that we would miss out on due to travel or time. Great vids too!!   Russell

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« Reply #115 on: May 16th, 2007, 3:09am »
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on May 15th, 2007, 6:36pm, CLC Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The crew had to wait for the yard guys to unload the last of the cars... always an impressive sight to see.  Especially in a setting sun.

 
I have ridden on one of those machines. They are incredibly powerful, and the drivers are something else entirely. I also rode one of the Cat's and the acceleration of those machines is incredible.


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« Reply #116 on: May 24th, 2007, 9:22pm »
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I'm thinking of heading to the Island next week to photograph the Englewood log trains - anyone know if they'll be operating?  I'd hate to travel all that way and find them shut down for a time.
 
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« Reply #117 on: May 25th, 2007, 12:56am »
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Great pics as always CLC.
 
Good news that WFP isn't going to truck.   Another factor affecting rail's efficiency is that the wages of driver's is going up and there isn't enough of them, or so I've been told.   You only need three guys on that train.   How many trucker's wages would it take to haul all those logs?   How many truckers are looking for a job in Woss?
 
The train just makes so much sense in their situation.


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« Reply #118 on: May 25th, 2007, 1:18am »
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Didn't Canfor do a similar study a few years ago, with the same results?

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« Reply #119 on: May 25th, 2007, 1:33am »
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Fantastic photos!

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