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Locomotives of Vancouver Island
 
« on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 7:04pm »
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This thread is for discussions and pictures of locomotives that have served on Vancouver Island. Past or present and locomotives on display.

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« Reply #1 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 7:07pm »
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I've heard that two old diesel locomotives that use to work in Cumberland are now down in the United States. Does anyone know anything about these engines and where they are now? Also, are their any other diesel engines on Vancouver Island other than the SRY/E&N 119 and 110, and the Canfor Logging engines? Working or on Display? Thank you very much.

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« Reply #2 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 8:59pm »
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on Apr 2nd, 2007, 7:07pm, Balto wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Also, are their any other diesel engines on Vancouver Island other than the SRY/E&N 119 and 110, and the Canfor Logging engines? Working or on Display? Thank you very much.

 
Alberni Pacific has an ex-CPR MLW RS3, #8427, an ex-MacMillan Bloedel GE 44-tonner #11, and an ex-Comox Logging and Railway Co. Plymouth switcher # 107.
 
Catalyst Paper has 2 ex-Southern Pacific SW1500's at the Crofton Pulp Mill, numbers 1500 and 1501. Catalyst also has an ex-CN SW900 at the Elk Falls Pulp Mill in Campbell River.  
 
Pope and Talbot's Harmac Pulp Mill in Nanaimo has an ex-Rock Island EMC SW that was rebuilt to an SW900 by EMD in 1958, numbered 915.


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« Reply #3 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 9:00pm »
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on Apr 2nd, 2007, 7:07pm, Balto wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I've heard that two old diesel locomotives that use to work in Cumberland are now down in the United States.

 
Cumberland? As in the Canadian Fuel Co./Wellington Collieries Railway? I thought they used steam power right until the end in the 1960's.  


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« Reply #4 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 9:13pm »
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on Apr 2nd, 2007, 8:59pm, CrashNational wrote:       (Click here for original message)
an ex-MacMillan Bloedel GE 44-tonner #11, and an ex-Comox Logging and Railway Co. Plymouth switcher # 107.
 

 
Are these units diesel or gasoline engined?


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« Reply #5 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:19pm »
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I'm sorry. I'm doing this for a friend so I phoned him up. They are steam engines. He said they worked for Wellington Colliery Railway. He said one of them was an 2-8-2 number 20. Hope this helps. Also, could someone please post pictures the Catalyst Paper engines and the Pope and Talbot's Harmac Pulp Mill engine. Thank you.
 
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:34pm »
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on Apr 2nd, 2007, 9:13pm, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Are these units diesel or gasoline engined?

 
I think(don't quote me on this) #11 is diesel and the 107 is gas-powered.


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« Reply #7 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:02pm »
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on Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:34pm, CrashNational wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I think(don't quote me on this) #11 is diesel and the 107 is gas-powered.

 
#11 is diesel (twin 150HP) and #107 is gas powered.


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« Reply #8 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:25pm »
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hey balto.. take  a look  around some of the many many threads here.. Im sure you will find photos of some of  the pulp mill switchers.

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« Reply #9 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:33am »
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Let's not forget ex CNR 2141 now steaming up the rails in Kamloops.
 
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:59am »
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lets not forget jason king steaming up the windows of his mini cooper.

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on Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:59am, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)
lets not forget jason king steaming up the windows of his mini cooper.

 
That's a Cooper S if you don't mind, and I wouldn't be so quick to joke about that. You were in the car with me at the time if I remember correctly...
 
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 1:27am »
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on Apr 3rd, 2007, 1:24am, Jason King wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
That's a Cooper S if you don't mind, and I wouldn't be so quick to joke about that. You were in the car with me at the time if I remember correctly...
 
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OH SNAP!!11eleventy!
 
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« Reply #13 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 1:27am »
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uhhhh...  NOT what you think, people!  we  were  railfanning in the  rain, dodging in and out of the car..    awww snap.

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« Reply #14 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 1:57am »
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LOL  big time!

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« Reply #15 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 2:09am »
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Does 8427 every pull passenger trains on the Alberni Pacific? And what is it painted up as? I thought i saw a picture of it painted orange?
 
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on Apr 3rd, 2007, 2:09am, Balto wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Does 8427 every pull passenger trains on the Alberni Pacific? And what is it painted up as? I thought i saw a picture of it painted orange?
 
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8427 will pull passengers on those occasions when the Alberni Pacific #7 is out of service. It was also used in railway logging operations several years ago.


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on Apr 3rd, 2007, 2:09am, Balto wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Does 8427 every pull passenger trains on the Alberni Pacific? And what is it painted up as? I thought i saw a picture of it painted orange?
 
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8427 in March 27, 2007



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« Reply #18 on: Apr 8th, 2007, 8:36pm »
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Nice picture. Why is the engine in that orange colour paint job? Why isn't it a  CPR paint job. And personally, I think that orange looks a bit dreadful.  
 
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« Reply #19 on: Apr 8th, 2007, 9:27pm »
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8427 worked on the island for crown forest industries and never for cpr thats why its orange . CPR chopped the nose for better visbility when it became a yard switcher . Crown Forest  graciously donated it to the Ladysmith Society and not  CPR . When the Town of Ladysmith pulled the plug on the Ladysmith railway museum they  donated it to Alberni. My opinion is that it should remain orange and have Crown forest  on the side  because of there generosity and the history it has to the Island

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