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torch
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« Reply #420 on: Sep 6th, 2007, 8:45am »
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APPARENTLY   there is an ex CN  GP-9 headed to vancouver island soon in ownership of a "vancouver island railtours"    !?!  anybody know anything about this? said to have planned storage of this unit in a 'secured place' in parksville...the old fmc spur maybe?  I just got this info off the yahoo.com groups railsnorthwest. they say the unit is westbound on the way to SRY trapp for repairs.

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« Reply #421 on: Sep 6th, 2007, 9:42am »
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I'll keep an eye out at the Trapp for this CN unit you speak of...

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« Reply #422 on: Sep 6th, 2007, 11:41am »
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on Sep 6th, 2007, 8:45am, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)
APPARENTLY   there is an ex CN  GP-9 headed to vancouver island soon in ownership of a "vancouver island railtours"    !?!  anybody know anything about this? said to have planned storage of this unit in a 'secured place' in parksville...the old fmc spur maybe?  I just got this info off the yahoo.com groups railsnorthwest. they say the unit is westbound on the way to SRY trapp for repairs.

 
That's very interesting. It would be quite unbelievable at this point if the Port Sub were to be rehabilitated.


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« Reply #423 on: Sep 6th, 2007, 1:58pm »
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on Sep 6th, 2007, 8:45am, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)
APPARENTLY   there is an ex CN  GP-9 headed to vancouver island soon in ownership of a "vancouver island railtours"    !?!  anybody know anything about this? said to have planned storage of this unit in a 'secured place' in parksville...the old fmc spur maybe?  I just got this info off the yahoo.com groups railsnorthwest. they say the unit is westbound on the way to SRY trapp for repairs.

 
It was at Lynn Creek yesterday.


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« Reply #424 on: Sep 6th, 2007, 4:25pm »
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Here she is, in all her glory.


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« Reply #425 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 12:14am »
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Here she is at Lynn Creek today. I guess it came right through Thornton on 301 as I hauled it back to Thornton today

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« Reply #426 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 5:09am »
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are you runnin' away with CP 's engines again,tyler?  LOL   Thats what it looks like in the pic.

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« Reply #427 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 10:38am »
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hey guys
 
i was just wondering what kind of passenger train she will haul. Is there any passenger car on the island.  
 
 
 
               
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« Reply #428 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 12:58pm »
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on Sep 7th, 2007, 10:38am, sry110 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
hey guys
 
i was just wondering what kind of passenger train she will haul. Is there any passenger car on the island.  

 
 
Not yet, but the coaches will probably go over with the 7059.


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« Reply #429 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 2:10pm »
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anyone have any ideas on who they're for?   the Vic commuter lline?  Cowichan?  Alberni Pacific?

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« Reply #430 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 3:47pm »
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anyone have any ideas on who they're for?   the Vic commuter lline?  Cowichan?  Alberni Pacific?

 
Definitely not for commuter rail, other than that I can't say.


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« Reply #431 on: Sep 7th, 2007, 7:29pm »
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on Sep 7th, 2007, 2:10pm, chrisale wrote:       (Click here for original message)
anyone have any ideas on who they're for?   the Vic commuter lline?  Cowichan?  Alberni Pacific?

 
None of the above, beyond that, wait and see...


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« Reply #432 on: Sep 8th, 2007, 12:13am »
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hey guys
 
about 7059 she was in quebec city 3 year ago.
 
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« Reply #434 on: Sep 8th, 2007, 2:11am »
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on Sep 7th, 2007, 5:09am, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)
are you runnin' away with CP 's engines again,tyler?  LOL   Thats what it looks like in the pic.

 
I had a CP 9600, a CEFX Bluebird AC4400, a CN SD60F, a CN SD70I, a CP 9500, a brand new ES44AC, and the 7059, all 7 units went to Thornton.


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« Reply #435 on: Sep 8th, 2007, 5:34pm »
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I recall Glenn mentioning that a GP-9 was being bought for excursion use here, and while I don't think he gave any specifics as to ownership or anything I seem to recall the unit needed a main generator or something like that. That might have been on a different unit, though. I didn't ask for a unit number.
Does this arrival have anything to do with the CN caboose being sought on the Yahoo page a while back? It might still be there at the bottom of some pages, I've dumped my Yahoo membership so I'm not sure.
 
This is the rumours & speculation page, right?


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« Reply #436 on: Sep 9th, 2007, 7:40am »
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Let's speculate really positively! Someone, or a small group, with a bit of cash wants to start up a tourist train operation. Where better than the Island? It has tourists already, and scenery, and an under-used railway run by a group (the ICF) which presumably wants to see it used more. I guess it operates what we in the UK would call 'open access' too. In other words, if you've got a train, a business plan and you're able to pay the access charges, you can apply for a licence to operate.  
Could this be for the Arrowsmith Explorer? With a start-up date next season?
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« Reply #437 on: Sep 9th, 2007, 2:23pm »
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there was mention that they wanted to do a test run this fall

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« Reply #438 on: Sep 11th, 2007, 12:40am »
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on Sep 9th, 2007, 7:40am, blackdog wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Let's speculate really positively! Someone, or a small group, with a bit of cash wants to start up a tourist train operation. Where better than the Island? It has tourists already, and scenery, and an under-used railway run by a group (the ICF) which presumably wants to see it used more. I guess it operates what we in the UK would call 'open access' too. In other words, if you've got a train, a business plan and you're able to pay the access charges, you can apply for a licence to operate.  
Could this be for the Arrowsmith Explorer? With a start-up date next season?
CHRIS LEIGH

 
VIRX 7059 is in SRY shops for a wheel change out and compressor repair and servicing.
It will be eventually moved, when SRY can get it over too the Island to Parksville to the former FMC site, that will be the new home for VIRT.
It is owned by Vancouver Island Rail Tours.
Can't say anymore right now, just be patient.
 
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« Reply #439 on: Sep 11th, 2007, 9:35am »
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Interesting ,SRVI would have to crew it at that location.

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