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« Reply #40 on: Dec 21st, 2005, 9:31pm »
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on Dec 21st, 2005, 3:55pm, FSD8014 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I'm sure most of you know already, but Canfor has sold its Englewood Logging Division to Western Forest Products. This is part of an arrangement between Canfor, Western Forest Products and Japans' Oji Paper Canada. Excellent pictures by the way.  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2005/15/c1332.html

 
Anybody kow how this is going to effect the future status of both steam locos, the #113 and the #112?
 
Here's my website about #113 and also has some photos of the #112 as well:
http://members.shaw.ca/SteamLoco113/
 
If any of you are at Beaver Cove when the tide is low, it's worth walking around on the beach as there are a few Shay loco wheels and other parts lying about that were used as anchors. Also, just around the corner towards Telegraph Cove are the remains of Beaver Cove Lumber & Pulp Shay #6. I have a couple of photos on my website:  
 
http://members.shaw.ca/preservedsteambc/forgotten_bc_locis.htm
 
Scroll down to the third listing on that webpage to see the two pics of the Shay.


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« Reply #41 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 12:05am »
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I believe the ownership changes in January. It might be worth asking about them again then. In other words, I dont really know.

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« Reply #42 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 10:35pm »
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Cody;
Wonderful shots, thank you


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« Reply #43 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 11:54pm »
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I'm glad you guys didn't mind a few photos of ballast, ties, and log cars.   I'll post a couple more for those interested.
 
Here is another shot from a spot I found access to the ROW above Nimpkish Lake.


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« Reply #44 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 11:56pm »
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Here is another shot of the crew cars at Nimpkish Camp showing the difference in the Yellow crew car and the near-new condition of the ballast regulator.

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« Reply #45 on: Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:00am »
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A detail of a log flat at siding three.   The rivet and boiler plate construction dates this car to be and old one.   It's been a while since someone riveted anything like this together.
 
I think it is a really cool mix of cars.  There seems to be a nearly equal number of log flat cars and skeleton type cars on the road.   There were probably purchased at different times.


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« Reply #46 on: Dec 23rd, 2005, 12:04am »
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A final pic for those who get off on the symmetry and architecture of mundane railway-related appliances.
 
A Pyle headlamp on Canadian Forest Products Englewood Logging Division 303, complete with number boards.
 
Should I call it Oji Paper 303?


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« Reply #47 on: Dec 23rd, 2005, 11:43am »
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While its difficult to believe that anything in logging (especially by rail) might become standardised, this design of "crew crummy" was actually widely used in BC. It seems to date back to the 1930s. If you have it, see pages 90-99 in 'Logging By Rail' by Robert D Turner. An excellent resource book.

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« Reply #48 on: Jan 9th, 2006, 7:56pm »
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I wonder what affect the sale to Western Forest Products will have on the railway. Might we see another short line operator on the island?

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« Reply #49 on: Jan 26th, 2006, 3:13am »
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Steel ties are great in non-CTC territory. CN uses steel ties on some of the yard tracks in Thornton, and around Vancouver. They would be great on the E&N. The only problem with steel ties, there has to be an insulator between the rails and the ties in order to keep the steel ties from shorting crossing circuits or block signal circuits. Once the rubber insulators break down there can be some maintenance headaches. Wood ties can take more of a beating than steel or concrete ties.

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« Reply #50 on: Apr 2nd, 2006, 11:44pm »
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My work took me to Port Hardy last Monday and Tuesday.   On the way home Tuesday afternoon I was lucky enough to catch a train leaving Beaver Cove and gave it a chase for the rest of the daylight.  
 
I had a chat with the brakeman when I caught the train at Camp A reload.  The equipment is slowly being re-badged Western Forest Products and the new operator has no intentions to shut down the railway.    The nature of the whole operation in the vast Nimpkish valley area would have to be completely changed if the railway was abandoned.
 
I was told Tranport Canada shut them down for a while because they were found to be operating under a different set of rules than mainline operation in the rest of North America.   Canfor's road and safety rules were a local creation that worked well for them, but the Feds want them using the exact same rules as everybody else, so everyone had to be re-trained and re-equiped for the new way of doing things.
 
Currently they are operating two diesels on the Woss to Beaver Cove turn and a single diesel is working the remote southern section of the line.   The old yellow 303 unit I saw last year is no longer parked on the storage tracks at the car shops so it has been moved somewhere.
 
Anyways.........here are some pics of Vancouver Islands sometimes forgotten premier rail operator.  Western Forest Products Railway (?)


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« Reply #51 on: Apr 2nd, 2006, 11:49pm »
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A second pic at Beaver Cove.   I was lucky to catch a train about the leave with a string of empties heading for Camp A reload.

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« Reply #52 on: Apr 2nd, 2006, 11:51pm »
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Heading for Camp A

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« Reply #53 on: Apr 2nd, 2006, 11:54pm »
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Whenever I railfan Vancouver Island I often find it pours rain and there are no trains.  This day I got the pouring rain, but a train as well.

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another one through the water on the lens of my point and shoot

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The train arrived at Camp A and dropped the empties on the siding North of the reload.   It then ran light back into the reload and did some switching for the loading tracks.   This pick is of the engines running light into the reload.

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Here the train is pulling a loaded cut out of the loading track across the highway overpass before placing them back in the reload on a storage track.   They are running caboose first.
 
I had a chat with the brakeman who let me know the plan.   They were going to run light south to siding 4 and pick up a cut of cars left the previous day by the southern turn.   They would then return to Camp A and join up the the cut of cars they had just placed on the storage track and then run North to Beaver Cove with all 75 loaded cars.   They would be done at about 10:00pm.
 


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I caught the train again at siding 4 after they ran South from Camp A.
 
The crew has just placed the caboose on the end of the cut of log cars and is running back to the head of the train.
 
(notice Leprechaun in Hi-Vis vest next to the derail.   These little guys are everywhere in the woods up here)


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Heading back to Camp A with the logs from siding 4 across the Alice Creek (?) overpass.   It was getting dark, and I had to hit the road, so I left the chase at this point.
 
The train is running cab-first with a bad-order log car from siding 4 on the point.   The car was covered in 'caution tape' and flagged "DO NOT LOAD".


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« Reply #59 on: Apr 3rd, 2006, 12:17am »
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Anyone who hasn't witnessed 30 log cars hammer past you at Notch 8 should check the action out.   It gets the blood moving.

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