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chrisale
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Re: Rumours & Speculation & Rants
 
« Reply #780 on: Aug 24th, 2010, 11:32pm »
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Actually you were off by 80 miles.
 
But you know, whatever.  Why bother with you.


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« Reply #781 on: Aug 25th, 2010, 12:49am »
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LOL yeah Dennis, we've known for years from when you haunted the Yahoo board with this rubbish(which, funny enough, is when the post count started to go down the toilet) that you don't think the E&N is viable. Unless, of course,  it has something to do with some steam engine relic running on it then all of a sudden all it's problems are solved...
 
SRY consistantly tells us that upgrades are needed to bring traffic back on line.  Not only to keep the infrastructure workable but also to display to potential shippers that the railway is here to stay. Dennis Washington didn't build an empire by making unwise business decisions. The fact that he's even involved on the Island shows that the line is saveable and has the potential to be a money making operation. But then again, what the hell does he know about running a railroad    
 
Then again, some people find it easier to be pessimistic and crap all over an idea. Saves them the trouble of having to think creatively, and outside the box.
 
But, although I've never agreed with Dennis, he has a right to his opinion, and at least it's in the appropiate thread. Dennis has ranting down to a fine science  


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ENRFAN
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« Reply #782 on: Aug 25th, 2010, 12:50am »
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i'am going to agree with Mr. Owner on this one. i don't believe that the whole ICF board is really interested in the rail line. I think that alot of it is for show and political reasons. If the said municipalities and other members cared then why not chip some money into the railway's maitence. What about all the money spent on the trails along the railway?? holy cow thats alot of money. Ive tried to contact the ICF and offered my volunteer time to do my part. I take my railroad hobby seriously and enjoy the research. They told me the best thing I could do was sign a pettion. We all know how well those work.  
 
The whole line could see more traffic with some smaller scale improvements. (mainly bridge upgrades.) the ICF staff really doesn't know much about rail movements other than what they have been told by "profesionals" with out passion where is the motivation. I can't see why the railroad can't handle more freight traffic in the past two years I have seen alot of new customers thanks to SRY being inovative with the exsisting infastructure.  
 
The ICF has however been pretty good with bringing the E&N into the frontgound. They also did a great job in ropeing the SRY into handleing rail operations.
 
thats my rant.


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« Reply #783 on: Aug 26th, 2010, 2:21am »
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Speaking of the bridge replacement, I heard that the old bridge which could be reused went to a scrapper,now why would they ship it to a scrapper when it could maybe be reused elsewhere on the E&N,does not make sense,I hope the ICF reclaims it for reuse.
 
on Aug 25th, 2010, 12:50am, ENRFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
i'am going to agree with Mr. Owner on this one. i don't believe that the whole ICF board is really interested in the rail line. I think that alot of it is for show and political reasons. If the said municipalities and other members cared then why not chip some money into the railway's maitence. What about all the money spent on the trails along the railway?? holy cow thats alot of money. Ive tried to contact the ICF and offered my volunteer time to do my part. I take my railroad hobby seriously and enjoy the research. They told me the best thing I could do was sign a pettion. We all know how well those work.  
 
The whole line could see more traffic with some smaller scale improvements. (mainly bridge upgrades.) the ICF staff really doesn't know much about rail movements other than what they have been told by "profesionals" with out passion where is the motivation. I can't see why the railroad can't handle more freight traffic in the past two years I have seen alot of new customers thanks to SRY being inovative with the exsisting infastructure.  
 
The ICF has however been pretty good with bringing the E&N into the frontgound. They also did a great job in ropeing the SRY into handleing rail operations.
 
thats my rant.



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joncalon
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Re: Rumours & Speculation & Rants
 
« Reply #784 on: Aug 26th, 2010, 9:06am »
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on Aug 26th, 2010, 2:21am, endivision wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Speaking of the bridge replacement, I heard that the old bridge which could be reused went to a scrapper,now why would they ship it to a scrapper when it could maybe be reused elsewhere on the E&N,does not make sense,I hope the ICF reclaims it for reuse.
 

 
Bridges usually end up going to the scrapper because they're always built for specific circumstances.  If they're re-used it's because those specific circumstances are located elsewhere.
 
In this case, the bridges on the E&N are likely all needing foundation work instead of deck replacement...
 
Jon


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« Reply #785 on: Aug 31st, 2010, 1:45pm »
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Rumour has it these will be in place as we speak:
 


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« Reply #786 on: Aug 31st, 2010, 5:55pm »
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A pity they couldn't have been shipped by rail!  

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« Reply #787 on: Sep 1st, 2010, 1:14am »
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on Aug 31st, 2010, 1:45pm, cycledude wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Rumour has it these will be in place as we speak:
 

 
In place now (see my other post). From what I can see, those (re-enforced) concrete girders are for the cycle path bridge. The new rail bridge (now also in place) is traditional steel girder.... (or at least that's how it appears now).  


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« Reply #788 on: Sep 4th, 2010, 11:03pm »
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Just heard that SRY employees voted 96% in favour of going on strike yesterday. I'm not sure if SVI employees are included in that or not but a lack of rail service at the Annacis barge slip could definitely mess things up on the Island.

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« Reply #789 on: Sep 5th, 2010, 1:09am »
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that sucks. damn unions.

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cn2220
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« Reply #790 on: Sep 5th, 2010, 1:15am »
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SRY and SVI are different unions and work under different collective agreements. SRY are CUPE, SVI is teamsters(TCRC). I'm sure SRY will find scabs to run some trains though and they could always have CP run out to Tilbury.
 
I will say this, I want no union/company politics on this board. This is not the place.


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« Reply #791 on: Sep 5th, 2010, 1:44am »
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on Sep 5th, 2010, 1:15am, cn2220 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

I will say this, I want no union/company politics on this board. This is not the place.

 
Amen!
 
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« Reply #792 on: Sep 6th, 2010, 1:04am »
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on Sep 5th, 2010, 1:15am, cn2220 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
... scabs....
 
I will say this, I want no union/company politics on this board. This is not the place.

 
 


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CN7059
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« Reply #793 on: Sep 6th, 2010, 3:13am »
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on Sep 6th, 2010, 1:04am, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 

 
I see your point, but in Tyler's defence, scab is a fairly common term that can be used without derision.
 
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scabs


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« Reply #794 on: Sep 12th, 2010, 2:56pm »
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Rumour has it I won't be cycling thru Dunsmuir's Cut in this lifetime.  
 



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« Reply #795 on: Sep 12th, 2010, 8:49pm »
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on Sep 12th, 2010, 2:56pm, cycledude wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Rumour has it I won't be cycling thru Dunsmuir's Cut in this lifetime.  
 

 
Where exactly is "Dunsmuir's Cut"? Is it on the curve just past the 4 Mile bridge (heading towards Helmcken)?


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« Reply #796 on: Sep 14th, 2010, 11:54am »
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Affirmative. M4.1 to be exact.

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« Reply #797 on: Sep 14th, 2010, 11:42pm »
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Nice "Then and Now" pair of pics!

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vanislrailway
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« Reply #798 on: Oct 1st, 2010, 7:35pm »
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Just was reading on the CBC news Gordo said Langly a sky train route and Victoria gets rapid buss transit.   http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/10/01/bc-campbell-ubcm.html [url][/url]

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chrisale
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« Reply #799 on: Oct 1st, 2010, 11:55pm »
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on Oct 1st, 2010, 7:35pm, vanislrailway wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just was reading on the CBC news Gordo said Langly a sky train route and Victoria gets rapid buss transit.   http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/10/01/bc-campbell-ubcm.html [url][/url]

 
Yet they could probably do both with heavy and/or light rail for 1/3 the cost.  But no.... gotta pander to the entrenched interests.


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