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Sidewinder
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« Reply #200 on: Feb 27th, 2009, 12:20am »
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on Feb 26th, 2009, 1:40am, CLC Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice..!  I've been going into Canfor (WFP) withdrawls for months.    I gotta get up there again soon.  Maybe in 2 weeks if the weather is decent.

 
Sounds like they should be running regularly until the summer months so you should have many windows of opportunity but don't let the weather hold you back.  It can be sunny one moment and look like this a few kilometers down the road.  At least it didn't bucket down rain!
 
Engines are throttling up after coupling to the string of empties once a few cars were switched out into siding 3.  "302 south" is heading to Camp A for the next task of the morning.


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« Reply #201 on: Feb 27th, 2009, 9:29am »
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on Feb 24th, 2009, 11:37pm, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The Englewood Railway has been back in business the past few weeks with one reload in operation.  Loads have been hauled from Woss reload all the way to the beach using only one engine. Today (Feb. 23), as luck would have it, an MUed pair were on the run.  The 301 and 304 are the regular team but this time the 302 is trailing with the 304 sitting it out at the Nimpkish shops.  After starting the day at Beaver Cove switching the sort, the train has arrived at Storey Creek bridge at 09:21 with empties bound for Woss.

 
The 301-302 will be m/u on the north end for a wile. The hours are quite a bit less on the 302 due to the fact it only runs days (one shift). The 304 has the most hours on it being it was the first to have her engine rebuilt. So get used to seeing the 301-302 team Beaver Cove way.
Cheers~
 


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« Reply #202 on: Feb 27th, 2009, 6:49pm »
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For those interested I have outlined a section of the line around Camp A and Nimkish in Google maps. I'm not completely familiar with the area so some names may be incorrect. This is only for reference for a trip I plan on taking this spring.
 
http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=Nimkish%20logging&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl
 
You can locate the map in Google Maps search for: Nimkish Logging by Rail.
 
Cheers,
John R (Newbie)


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« Reply #203 on: Mar 2nd, 2009, 2:29pm »
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The latest scuttlebutt has the Englewood Railway shut down again indefinitely.
 
From our February 23 trip, "302 South" is approaching Woss at the Gold Creek overpass:


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« Reply #204 on: Mar 15th, 2009, 1:45am »
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Managed to get the Feb. 23 photos out of sequence.  These pictures back track to Camp A where "302 south" arrived light engines after leaving the string of empties standing on the main a few kilometers back.  The crew is preparing to dump ballast 0.1 mile north of Camp A.

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« Reply #205 on: Mar 15th, 2009, 2:33am »
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Do the CN ballast cars live up there, or were they ferried over for the ballast job?

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« Reply #206 on: Mar 15th, 2009, 5:09pm »
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on Mar 15th, 2009, 2:33am, CPRail4744 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Do the CN ballast cars live up there, or were they ferried over for the ballast job?

 
The CN hoppers are part of the fleet.  Track maintenance is an on-going task so no doubt the cars are used quite often though it took 30 years of brief visits to the Nimpkish Valley for me to see the process in action.  There is always a stock pile of ballast at Camp A where it is loaded into the cars using a front-end loader.  You can see the pile at the edge of one of the previous photos.
 
The first cars I remember had a Burlington Route heritage.  At one time it was possible to see traces of "Everywhere West" on the sides of the cars.  Presumably they all came from the same source. It would be interesting to know when the Burlington cars arrived in the Valley.  The picture of the "new car" was the first day I saw one.  They could have arrived years before.
 
The old cars dumped across the track and a tie was placed across the rails in front of a wheel set so that it would slip along spreading the ballast.  The new cars dump to either side of the track so that gravel does not end up on the rails.


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As mentioned in a previous reply, it took 30 years to be in the right place at the right time to see this.  (From the February 23 visit to the Nimpkish Valley.)

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« Reply #208 on: Mar 19th, 2009, 1:42am »
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Nice pics. Imagine connecting the E&N to the Englewood Railway. Yes I know, that is a very slim chance. Or is it?
 
Imagine having a true island railway.
 
One of these days I will make it a point of visiting Canfor's logging line.


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« Reply #209 on: Mar 19th, 2009, 1:45am »
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To add to my earlier point. I wonder if the ICF would be interested in purchasing the logging line as well, through similar avenues as they did with the E&N? Like if Canfor would donate the line and get a tax receipt in return?
 
Hmmmm, food for thought.


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« Reply #210 on: May 21st, 2009, 1:05am »
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Number 301 taken at Woss Lake april 24 2009.

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« Reply #211 on: May 21st, 2009, 1:08am »
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#304 getting a charge.


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« Reply #212 on: May 21st, 2009, 1:09am »
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other side of #304 at Beaver Cove getting a charge.


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« Reply #213 on: May 21st, 2009, 1:10am »
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Steam Loco at Beaver Cove.

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Inside of Steam Loco.


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Overgrown Skeleton Car behind Steam Loco.

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Neat looking track car at Beaver Cove.

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Remains of logging car at Beaver Cove.

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Sand Shed Beaver Cove.

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Caboose at Beaver Cove.

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