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Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
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 I had two weeks off in September, so I took the oppourtunity to travel up to Duncan to catch the feed mill being switched.  
 
The four car train arrived at 11:15 and rolled out about 45 minutes later.
 
A photographer I am not, but hopefully you'll enjoy the photos anyway...
 
Pic 1 Rolling into Duncan.



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Pic number 2, rollin south of the spur to pull the empties out ( sorry about the sun!).


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Pic nimber 3


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Number 4. I had moved a little closer to the action. I have'nt done a lot a photo railfanning on the E&N and have always tried to keep a respectful distance from the crew, not knowing how "by the book" they are on trespassing and such. But halfway through the switching,  while the engines were on the siding, but some rolling stock was still on the mainline, some guy came wandering down the middle of the tracks and walked right by the conductor, who looked a little annoyed ,but did nothing.After seeing this I got a little more bold and got closer to catch the 38's backing down the spur.


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Number 5

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Re: Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
 
« Reply #5 on: Oct 8th, 2004, 8:39pm »
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Excellent pics!   Number 5 is really cool.   That is a rarely photographed bit of rail action you caught on film.   You are lucky to have had the chance.

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Re: Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
 
« Reply #6 on: Oct 8th, 2004, 8:58pm »
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on Oct 8th, 2004, 8:39pm, Cody wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Excellent pics!   Number 5 is really cool.   That is a rarely photographed bit of rail action you caught on film.   You are lucky to have had the chance.

 
Thanks Cody, I must admit I was pretty stoaked to catch the action.Gotta get it while ya still can...


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Re: Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
 
« Reply #7 on: Oct 8th, 2004, 9:13pm »
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Cool shots! I always seem to miss them at Top Shelf, I get there just after they leave.

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Re: Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
 
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on Oct 8th, 2004, 9:13pm, ENR3870 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Cool shots! I always seem to miss them at Top Shelf, I get there just after they leave.

 
 
I know others who've been burned trying to catch the duncan turn. Going all the way up to Duncan  on Tuesday and no trains running....
 
Another thing I found interesting was how the crew  "ran around" their train for the trip back to Wellcox. The crew pulled the empties out of the spur and left them on the mainline,just north of the north siding switch. Then, after dropping off the full cars, the 38's waited on the siding as the conductor threw the siding switch,released the brakes on the empties and they slowly rolled south on the mainline, past the north switch, far eough that the 38's could roll north out of the siding, couple onto the empties, and head back north. It was a pretty neat manouver.


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Re: Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
 
« Reply #9 on: Oct 8th, 2004, 10:57pm »
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Cool, gravity move.

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Re: Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
 
« Reply #10 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 12:44am »
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 Do they have a regular switching day?  I'd like to sneak down there with a digital video cam and catch that. [/quote]
 
I've heard Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I think Tuesday's your best bet. Whenever the Duncan turn has brought down the busted Budds to Victoria it's always been on Tuesday, around noon.  
I arrived at the Koksilah siding at 10:30, just to be safe.


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Been seeing lots of these old BCOL hoppers on the E&N lately...


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Re: Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
 
« Reply #12 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 10:14am »
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It runs Tuesday and Friday ("as required" like everything else on the E&N).  Usually meets the Buddcar at Chemainus.

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on Oct 9th, 2004, 12:59am, CroftonSpur88 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Been seeing lots of these old BCOL hoppers on the E&N lately...

 
 
Most of the feeds for Top Shelf come from the Peace River area. Lots of BCOL hoppers, sometimes the odd CP, SOO, or Government of Canada hoppers will show up as well. The blue and grime hopper looks to be one of the former Rock Island hoppers. Like this one that was in Victoria not to long ago when they brought the Budds back.


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Re: Duncan Turn,  Tuesday Sept 14 2004
 
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Oldest thread available on the forum as of 20NOV2016...I hope those that preceded it are not lost!

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