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« Reply #60 on: Apr 3rd, 2006, 12:49am »
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Thanks,
 
I lucked out.
 
The other cool thing to see up there is the massive logging trucks running around.  
 
The only think different between them and locomotives is the tires!  Look at the weight of that wood!


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« Reply #61 on: Apr 3rd, 2006, 1:09am »
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on Apr 3rd, 2006, 12:04am, Cody wrote:       (Click here for original message)
 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.

 
Great pics, and its hard to get over this sentence, 75 cars on a train on Vancouver Island in 2006!!  


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« Reply #62 on: Apr 3rd, 2006, 3:59am »
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Cody,
 
What's #113's status? Still sitting in the same place?


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« Reply #63 on: Apr 3rd, 2006, 11:03am »
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Yes it is Roman.   I meant to take a picture for you, but when I passed back through Woss it was basically nighttime and there would be not much to see with the little flash on my camera.
 
It is there, and likely looking for a home I would imagine.


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« Reply #64 on: Apr 9th, 2006, 2:34am »
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Right on guys, great pics!  I lived in Port Hardy for a 9 month stretch in 1994.  I remeber stopping at Woss to check things out, the 113 was there along with two of the SW1200's and some empty log cars but nothing was running and the place was like a ghost town.  I thought that we would stop again but we never did.  Man that Nimpkish Valley is huge! Its a long drive from Cambell River to Port Hardy, every other time we drove it it was either at night or we were pressed for time having to drive between Port Hardy and the Kootenays, a 16 hour drive with the ferry ride.
 
Glad to hear that the operation is not going to be abandonned anytime soon, mabye I'll get my butt up there yet to get my own pictures, who knows...


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« Reply #65 on: Apr 10th, 2006, 11:49pm »
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A pic of a caboose or self-propelled crew car "crummy", I'm not sure which.  I didn't get a look underneath it.
 
Note that it is badged "WFP"


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A track aligner (I think) found at the Car Shops north of Woss also badged "WFP".  

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A final pic of a ballast dump car at Woss.   I think this one might be steam-era.

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« Reply #68 on: Apr 11th, 2006, 1:51am »
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Great pics, Cody. I found some background pictures of the little speeder in 'Logging by Rail, the BC story' by Robert D Turner, they were originally Victoria Lumber & Manufacturing crew crummies. Page 96 has a scale drawing of a similar #102, built in August 1946, while page 97 shows the speeder in your picture as CFP crew crummy #130 in 1973, below that the same machine after two rebuilds (much as you pictured it) in 1984 with #s 130 (top center) & 5110 (both sides below the Canfor decal). Still looks like its used daily after around 60 years. Amazing service life and belong in a museum.

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« Reply #69 on: Apr 20th, 2006, 11:13am »
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A track aligner (I think) found at the Car Shops north of Woss also badged "WFP".  

 
 
That's a tamper Cody.


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« Reply #70 on: Apr 20th, 2006, 7:53pm »
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Thanks Mark.   What is that wheeled frame for on the end?   I thought it might have something for checking the alignement (the four boxes).

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« Reply #71 on: Apr 26th, 2006, 1:14am »
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I am far from an expert on MOW equipment but I believe that the the little cart has reflectors on it used with the laser they employ to align the track like you said.  
 
If you have a close look you will see the tongs under the machine which plunge into the ballast and grab ties to be able to smooth out any rough spots by lifting up on the ties so that ballast can fall underneath.  Something like that anyway...


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« Reply #72 on: Apr 27th, 2006, 8:49am »
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Yup your right, it is a tamper. The large truss frame is used to support to action of lifting the entire track slightly while the rods plunge into the ballast and vibrate to "tamp" or basically settle the ballast, the cart at the rear contains the reflectors needed for lasers to ensure the track is kept in aligment. Pretty hi tech equipment, suprised to see it on the canfor railway, I wonder when the last time one of those was on the ENR



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« Reply #73 on: May 12th, 2006, 3:13pm »
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Somewhere in Vancouver.

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« Reply #74 on: May 15th, 2006, 12:07pm »
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That looks like it's on Granville Island, when it was industrial before it was turned into the market. Neat photo! Anymore from there? I've always been fascinated by the island's industrial past, there seem to be surprisingly few photos out there before the days of the market.

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« Reply #75 on: May 17th, 2006, 6:09pm »
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It appears that is now the 304 (see link), shown on the point in some of my recent photos.  Obviously the friction bearing trucks were replaced at some point.
 
http://www.trainweb.org/rosters/CANFOR.html
 
Is it working a mill in Vancouver? or is it freshly painted and ready for a barge-ride to Beaver Cove?   I believe the dynamic brakes and air tanks are and Englewood spec.


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I believe the dynamic brakes and air tanks are and Englewood spec.

 
Not quite, 4804 was purchased second hand from Georgia Pacific, a lumber company in Oregon. It was built for the Coos Bay Lumber Co. with the Dynamic Brakes.  


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« Reply #77 on: May 18th, 2006, 3:41am »
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that  pic  DOES look  very much  like  granville  island..   but  what would  THAT unit have  been  there  for?   we  NEED to  find pics  of  frieght operations  on  granville island. i  have NEVER seen  any.  i  ll start  a  thread in the bc  colum.

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« Reply #78 on: May 18th, 2006, 11:16am »
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Good idea torch, I would love to see some photos of the industrial operations there. Was there a Canfor operation on Granville Island in the 70's? All the rails in the ground have always made me wonder what things used to be like, but it was before my time.

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hi there, i'm new to these forums. i thought i might add a picture. it was taken in Woss, 2004.

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