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Sidewinder
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« Reply #320 on: Oct 18th, 2010, 5:56pm »
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on Oct 18th, 2010, 9:19am, ENRFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I went camping at  vernon lake on may long weekend and i went in through woss and came out through goldriver but i made lots of stops and detours so i can't remember exactly how long it took. The road was in great condition as far as logging roads go. I'll scout it out and take some pictures though.

The distance from Gold River to Vernon is appox. 22 miles as the crow flies.  So, 25-30 miles by road seems reasonable. Perhaps 1 to 1.5 hours will get you to there.
 
We go in from Woss so we can determine where the trains are heading during the day.  The southend unit might not make a trip to Vernon the day you decide to visit.  Give a few days heads-up and maybe we can determine whether you can expect loads to be taken out of Vernon.
 
The Sept. 30th train arrived Vernon at 11:45 and was ready to return to Woss at 13:00.


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« Reply #321 on: Oct 18th, 2010, 11:46pm »
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on Oct 18th, 2010, 5:56pm, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

The distance from Gold River to Vernon is appox. 22 miles as the crow flies.  So, 25-30 miles by road seems reasonable. Perhaps 1 to 1.5 hours will get you to there.
 
We go in from Woss so we can determine where the trains are headed for during the day.  The southend unit might not make a trip to Vernon the day you decide to visit.  Give a few days heads-up and maybe we can determine whether you can expect loads to be taken out of Vernon.
 
The Sept. 30th train arrived Vernon at 11:45 and was ready to return to Woss at 13:00.

Now that is Railfanning! Great photo,s Sidewinder!


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« Reply #322 on: Oct 19th, 2010, 1:18am »
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on Oct 18th, 2010, 11:46pm, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Now that is Railfanning! Great photo,s Sidewinder!

Thanks!  So when we goin'?  We'll have to draw straws to see who gets to be bear bait.


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« Reply #323 on: Oct 19th, 2010, 1:32am »
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on Oct 19th, 2010, 1:18am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Thanks!  So when we goin'?  We'll have to draw straws to see who gets to be bear bait.

I still can run pretty fast!


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« Reply #324 on: Nov 10th, 2010, 9:31pm »
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Trains crossing the Davie River during the Canfor days:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvHsd7sIvIw
 


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« Reply #325 on: Nov 10th, 2010, 10:00pm »
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Great stuff again Sidewinder! I have to get up there one of these days......

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« Reply #326 on: Nov 11th, 2010, 2:04pm »
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on Nov 10th, 2010, 10:00pm, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Great stuff again Sidewinder! I have to get up there one of these days......

You would love it, one of the last great places on earth for a railfan who enjoys seeing a train load of logs heading for the beach!


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« Reply #327 on: Nov 11th, 2010, 3:08pm »
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well I never got a chance to see any trains it was dark by the time i was done work. lucky for me some nice people post all sorts of awsome pics on this page!! thanks.

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« Reply #328 on: Nov 11th, 2010, 3:54pm »
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on Nov 11th, 2010, 2:04pm, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

You would love it, one of the last great places on earch for a railfan who enjoys seeing a train load of logs heading for the beach!

 
I'm roughly planning on a spring trip up there, hopefully thats a good time of year to go! I will probably be asking for info from you guys as the time gets near, I've never been north of Campbell River.
 
ENRFAN: I agree, very nice people  


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« Reply #329 on: Nov 11th, 2010, 10:43pm »
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on Nov 11th, 2010, 3:54pm, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I'm roughly planning on a spring trip up there, hopefully thats a good time of year to go! I will probably be asking for info from you guys as the time gets near, I've never been north of Campbell River.  
 
 
By all means.... there might be some scuttlebutt to pass along.  Spring is great.  You might have to deal with Nimpkish Valley squalls.  But, if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes or drive 5 km down the road!
 


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« Reply #330 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 4:46pm »
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A video showing the process at Beaver Cove:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pIztA-Sj7c


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« Reply #331 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 10:31pm »
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That seals it, I'm going!  
 
Is most of the line accessible, any kind of map you recommend?


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« Reply #332 on: Nov 16th, 2010, 12:36am »
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With any luck this coming summer I will get a chance to get up to the north end of the island too.  I have been up many times but really want to take some pics of the wet shay.  Last time I took my ex up there the loader operator waved a tong at her before unloading a car infront of her lol, just floored her.

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« Reply #333 on: Nov 17th, 2010, 1:54am »
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on Nov 15th, 2010, 10:31pm, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
That seals it, I'm going!  
 
Is most of the line accessible, any kind of map you recommend?

 
At one time, there was a North Island map published but I have not seen one for years.  The Vancouver Island Backroad Mapbook will work.
 
The line is accessible on pavement at Beaver Cove and from approx. Mile 12 to Woss in places.  The road into Beaver Cove parallels the Kokish River bridge seen in the video.  The line from Woss to Vernon intersects dirt roads of varying condition, generally good.  The Mapbook will guide you off-road if you want to get adventuresome dodging logging trucks.  "Pavement" railfanning can keep you busy if it is your first visit to the Nimpkish Valley.  These photos taken 15 years apart near Mile 0 were taken from the road at approximately the same spot.  All you need is favourable weather and a train in the vicinity.


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« Reply #334 on: Nov 17th, 2010, 8:18am »
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This is from memory and from 6,000 miles away (in UK). There's even part of the line close alongside the highway (No. 19?) at the Steel Creek trestle. Sadly there was no train when I was there. Camp A Reload is often busy and that's right on the highway, north of Woss. If you check in at the office in Woss, they're very obliging at telling you where the trains are.

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« Reply #335 on: Nov 18th, 2010, 7:45pm »
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Western is about a week away from winter shutdown.
Today provided my first opportunity in 30 years to photograph a moving train in the snow, what there was of it, on the Englewood Railway.


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« Reply #336 on: Nov 18th, 2010, 10:41pm »
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on Nov 18th, 2010, 7:45pm, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Western is about a week away from winter shutdown.
Today provided my first opportunity in 30 years to photograph a moving train in the snow, what there was of it, on the Englewood Railway.

A beautiful reflection, Dave Wilkie will be smiling down on you!


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« Reply #337 on: Nov 18th, 2010, 11:22pm »
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That's a fantastic photo Sidewinder, nothing better than trains in the snow! How long do they shut down for the winter?
 
Thanks everyone for the info, I'll have to pick up the Vancouver Island Backroad Mapbook for starters.  


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« Reply #338 on: Nov 19th, 2010, 12:30am »
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on Nov 18th, 2010, 7:45pm, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Western is about a week away from winter shutdown.
Today provided my first opportunity in 30 years to photograph a moving train in the snow, what there was of it, on the Englewood Railway.

 
That's a great Christmas card shot!
love it!
Thanks for posting it!
Will


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« Reply #339 on: Nov 19th, 2010, 12:33am »
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on Nov 18th, 2010, 10:41pm, tfctrains wrote:       (Click here for original message)

A beautiful reflection, Dave Wilkie will be smiling down on you!

Not too sure about that.  He would be shaking his head.  I misjudged things a bit and cut off the reflection of the nose.


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