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Mill_Bay
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« Reply #280 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 3:56pm »
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I'm really loving all the pictures of the Canfor railway.
 
Their bridge architecture is truly artistic.


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« Reply #281 on: Mar 12th, 2010, 10:44pm »
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on Mar 12th, 2010, 3:56pm, Mill_Bay wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I'm really loving all the pictures of the Canfor railway.
 
Their bridge architecture is truly artistic.

 
Nice to know you are enjoying the Englewood photos  
 
Today's bridges on the Englewood Railway look utilitarian.  Most, if not all, are steel structures.


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« Reply #282 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 12:06am »
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There were stories about how the 112 was moved when put on display at Beaver Cove.  Some pictures surfaced to prove it.

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« Reply #283 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 3:15am »
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Looks like a giant yellow tarantula is carrying 112 off to its nest.

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« Reply #284 on: Mar 13th, 2010, 10:47am »
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WoW, I showed my kids and they got upset. hahaha "dad whats eating the tank engine!"

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« Reply #285 on: Mar 15th, 2010, 8:22pm »
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on Mar 13th, 2010, 3:15am, CPRail4744 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Looks like a giant yellow tarantula is carrying 112 off to its nest.

 
Interesting analogy!  Could swear I heard someone call the Wagners "earwigs" at one time but can't find anyone to back me up.  Probably dreamt it.  Anyway, the tarantula version is much better!


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« Reply #286 on: Mar 16th, 2010, 2:33am »
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#303 sits tarped over at the tail end of the lead to Nimpkish shops.

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« Reply #287 on: Mar 16th, 2010, 3:08am »
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#302 and 304 at Beaver Cove awaiting their next assignment.  Nice of them to clear out the brush here.. now one can get up close and get clear pics without trespassing.  

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« Reply #288 on: Mar 16th, 2010, 4:56am »
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That's a huge log on that closest car

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« Reply #289 on: Mar 17th, 2010, 1:07am »
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on Mar 12th, 2010, 10:44pm, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Nice to know you are enjoying the Englewood photos  
 
Today's bridges on the Englewood Railway look utilitarian.  Most, if not all, are steel structures.

 
I still find them interesting, even if they aren't wood.
 
I like the combined road-rail aspect of most of them. It's actually a good inspiration for anyone looking for modelling ideas.


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on Mar 16th, 2010, 3:08am, CLC Fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
#302 and 304 at Beaver Cove awaiting their next assignment.  Nice of them to clear out the brush here.. now one can get up close and get clear pics without trespassing.  

 
Looks like you managed to get a Monday off.  Were the engines tied up already by the time you got to Beaver Cove?
 
Nice crisp clear pictures.  My point and shoot can let me down under certain conditions.  If light is low, a moving train will be blurred like in the photo below.  Thought I would post it anyway. It is 11:09 AM at Mile 19.9 on March 9 when the 302 and 304 leave siding 3 with a string of empties.  The engines were mu'd moments before after being apart for a number of weeks.


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« Reply #291 on: Mar 17th, 2010, 10:21pm »
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on Mar 17th, 2010, 1:07am, Mill_Bay wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I still find them interesting, even if they aren't wood.
 
I like the combined road-rail aspect of most of them. It's actually a good inspiration for anyone looking for modelling ideas.

 
Oh, ya, me too.  Don't get me wrong.  I will photograph any of the steel bridges given the opportunity.  You used the word artistic and, in my opinion, the wooden bridges are more artsy than the steel versions.
 
Here is an early road-rail bridge being built near Woss in the mid-fifties.  Interesting that the aerial photo was taken about the same time.  The spar tree shows the bridge-building technique using a sky line.  There is a tank car supplying fuel to the unit at the base of the tree.  The photos have been in a closet for 50 years.  The owner was kind enough to share her husbands photos.  Largest colour slides I have ever seen!


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« Reply #292 on: Mar 17th, 2010, 10:46pm »
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Excellent find, Sidewinder.

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« Reply #293 on: Mar 20th, 2010, 1:32pm »
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That is a really incredible scene.  
 
A perfect illustration of the totally independent logging railway that can do everything for itself.  
 
I really like the suspension bridge alongside it allowing foot traffic for the bridge construction.
 
I was actually mostly referring to the wood bridges anyway, when I used the word artistic.
 It would be great to see more scenes of the old wooden ones.


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« Reply #294 on: Mar 20th, 2010, 2:38pm »
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on Mar 17th, 2010, 10:07pm, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Looks like you managed to get a Monday off.  Were the engines tied up already by the time you got to Beaver Cove?
 
Nice crisp clear pictures.  My point and shoot can let me down under certain conditions.  If light is low, a moving train will be blurred like in the photo below.

Yes, they were tied up by the time I got there in the early afternoon.  I spent some time exploring the section between just south of Markusen's Crossing and north to Twin Bridges and then up near the Beaver Cove/Hwy 19 intersection before I got there.  
 
You're not alone!  I too find it challenging to take low light action pics.  They almost always turn out blurred on my Canon.  I haven't quite found the right settings for optimal results yet, but i'll keep trying!  
 
I echo MillBays sentiments on the slides!  Those are great and expose a lot of history I wasn't aware of.    Pass on our thanks to the photographers family for sharing.


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« Reply #295 on: Mar 21st, 2010, 1:35am »
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on Mar 20th, 2010, 1:32pm, Mill_Bay wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 It would be great to see more scenes of the old wooden ones.

 
Here are a few from June 27, 1990. Seems to me it was not long until the wooden bridge over the Davie River was replaced.  


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Yes, they were tied up by the time I got there in the early afternoon.  I spent some time exploring the section between just south of Markusen's Crossing and north to Twin Bridges and then up near the Beaver Cove/Hwy 19 intersection before I got there.  
 
You're not alone!  I too find it challenging to take low light action pics.  They almost always turn out blurred on my Canon.  I haven't quite found the right settings for optimal results yet, but i'll keep trying!  
 
I echo MillBays sentiments on the slides!  Those are great and expose a lot of history I wasn't aware of.    Pass on our thanks to the photographers family for sharing.

 
We were standing close to the same spot as you just before noon of February 19.  The crew was preparing to tie up with a few moves taking place after this photo.
 
I still carry a SLR with slide film when I need predictability.  Processing the slides is a problem and there is not a film out there that can replace the old Kodachromes.
 
The history you mentioned.  Do you mean the rail-road bridge over the Nimpkish River? The Woss reload at one time was close to the campground at Woss Lake. Trains used to pass through Woss.  I have a  1979 photo of an empty train passing through Woss heading for the lake, but never did get a chance to photograph any kind of train on the bridge. The "new" Woss reload was in service during our next visit to the area in 1981 and the line to the lake was gone.
 
 


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« Reply #297 on: Mar 30th, 2010, 11:48pm »
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on Mar 21st, 2010, 1:35am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Here are a few from June 27, 1990. Seems to me it was not long until the wooden bridge over the Davie River was replaced.  

 
Wow! There's almost as much timber in the river as there is in the bridge in those images.


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on Mar 30th, 2010, 11:48pm, Mill_Bay wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Wow! There's almost as much timber in the river as there is in the bridge in those images.

Yes, wood seems to find its way into water courses where there is logging activity.  That is the second location for the Davie River bridge.  The first was upstream from the present location.  There is a remote possibly that some of the logs you see in the river are remnants from the first bridge.
 
Went looking for a photo of the present day steel bridge but it would seem there isn't one in my collection except this freeze-frame (facing north) from a VHS tape from 1992.


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Well, at long last and after numerous tries I finally got to chase a train.    I spent the afternoon exploring and chasing a train from Beaver Cove to Camp-A Reload and then back to Siding 3 when it finally got too dark and I ran out of space on my memory card.
 
Here's the train leaving Beaver Cove with a load of empties.


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