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« Reply #140 on: Jul 21st, 2007, 2:25pm »
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Thanks, you can actually see the engine from the road. If your driving towards Teleagraph Cove, just get who evers not driving (key word is not, we don't want you to drive off the cliff   ) to look out towards the water. You'll see for a split second on the beach the engines. preservedsteambc derections are really great. I did it a little different. I got there while they were still working so we couldn't go into the sort yard. But what we did was when you get to the bottum of the dirt hill and to the second sort yard, one road goes into the yard and another goes back up the hill to the main road. Along the up to the main road was a lot of the workers trucks so we just parted with them. Then me and my dad walked down and there was a truck scale at the entrance to the yard. We went up to the scale building and told the guy what we were looking for. He told us, so that we didn't have to go into the sort yard, that there was a little goat trail on the other side of the scale, just go down it and it takes you to the road. To find the goat trail, it's above an out house and ends beside the out house (about a 10 foot climb, not that bad though). Then we just walked down the road that preservedsteambc mentioned and across the beach. There is a fair bit of old railway stuff (rails, what looks like Shay #6's truck, etc) You'll hop over a little creek (not that bad either), over 1 or 2 dock paths (also not the bad) and then you'll come to the engine. If you want to take the easy way to it though (which is the way we too back) just follow the road all the way to the dock its anchored too, walk down the path and then jump off it (about a 1-2 foot drop) onto the beach infront of the engine. Also, this is what we did and I highly recommend it. Go to Telegraph Cove the day before and get a Tide Table, then go to the logging company office (right by 112) and talked to them more about it. Then go looking for the second sort yard. What we did is after we found the second sort yard and the road we needed, we left and came back the next day at the tides lowest point. All together it took us about 2 hours to find the engine. If you go when the tide is at it's lowest point then you will get really good pictures of the engine. What really helped us find the engine as well was by looking at mine and preservedsteambc pictures, you'll see the boat with a red stripe and tarp on it, that boat is what also helped us find it. It seems to never leave the dock.
 
That would be so great if you could go diving for the other engine. And even better if you could take pictures of it. One thing I wonder, how would you find the engine in the bay? Would you just keep diving around looking for it or would you do something else to find it then dive? Anyways, I hope this information helps you find the engine and the best of luck with finding it. Now onto my next adventure, seeing if Abernathy and Lougheed Logging Co. #11 is still around and really in Maple Ridge......... .
 
Also, I'll post a picture of the whole beach for you so you can get a taste of what your going up against. You can see the engine in the center of the picture across the beach. In the picture, it's looks just like a big log but that's in near the house with smoke coming from it's chimney. Also, too me, the thing half in the water and half on the beach by the big green box on the beach looks a bit like a Shay's Truck (or tender) to me. Anyone else? Or is just an old barge?
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« Reply #141 on: Jul 21st, 2007, 4:26pm »
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If anyone else goes looking for the Shay, check out the lagoon to the left of the dryland sort at low tide. This is where I first went looking for Shay #6, but instead I found Shay parts like axles and gears that Canfor used as anchors. I took some photos of the stuff I found. I'll have a look for those photos and maybe post some here.
 
Also, on a side note, I haven't updated my website since last year but am working on an update. This will probably be the last time I will update it using Frontpage - I want to rebuild it using Dreamweaver. Also, I'll be taking the abandoned locomotives off and giving them their own website.


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« Reply #142 on: Jul 23rd, 2007, 4:02pm »
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Great pictures, guys. Good to see younger railfans taking such an interest in steam, too. I also went to Beaver Cove when I was over in June. Took some shots of 112. It's in a terrible state but but its more complete than some of the British locos that came out of the Barry scrapyard and are now running on preserved lines. What people build, people can re-build....


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« Reply #143 on: Jul 23rd, 2007, 4:05pm »
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and another...


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« Reply #144 on: Jul 23rd, 2007, 4:11pm »
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and finally....
Couldn't resist the garden growing around the domes.
By the way, what happened about the GMD-1 project. I offered some cash towards the purchase but never heard whether it was successful? Anyone know?
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« Reply #145 on: Jul 23rd, 2007, 4:36pm »
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SRY bought the GMD-1 that the E&N Div. was trying to raise money to buy. Still after CN to get the 1423, but CN is proving hard to deal with.

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« Reply #146 on: Jul 24th, 2007, 1:04am »
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Hi, Chris.  
If you're referring to the CN locomotive sale earlier this year, Tyler is quite right. CN was far harder to deal with than expected. They wanted a huge amount for the GMD-1 that had been on a dead line for years (Glenn estimated somewhere above 100K). Towards the end of the sale, CN withdrew 1063 ( & 5000 ) for display anyways. We ended up with nothing.


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« Reply #147 on: Nov 20th, 2007, 5:43pm »
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Can anyone help with the numbers of GP35s that ran on the island? I have tracked down 5012 and 5019 on this thread. I've just got a Bachmann model of 5003 and want to know if I need to renumber it.

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« Reply #148 on: Nov 20th, 2007, 10:25pm »
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new west ...1989.  Saw this unit  throo langford  a few times! I used to drool over the two cp  geep 30s.

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« Reply #149 on: Nov 21st, 2007, 12:21pm »
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on Nov 20th, 2007, 5:43pm, blackdog wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Can anyone help with the numbers of GP35s that ran on the island? I have tracked down 5012 and 5019 on this thread. I've just got a Bachmann model of 5003 and want to know if I need to renumber it.

 
I don't recall ever seeing 5003 over here.  Could have happened but I doubt it


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« Reply #150 on: Nov 21st, 2007, 1:58pm »
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5002, 5005,  5007, 5009, 5017, 5020, 5022, 5023, 5024 I have seen pictures of...in addition to what you already know...I'll see if I can recall photos of any others.  
 
 


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on Nov 20th, 2007, 10:25pm, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)
new west ...1989.  Saw this unit  throo langford  a few times! I used to drool over the two cp  geep 30s.

 
 
Spent some time climbing around and checking out 5000 at the Edmonton Museum several weeks ago...pretty much intact, and in decent shape, prime mover has had some things robbed from it, and many of the crankcase inspection covers are missing, no doubt this happened while sitting up north.
 
Their plans at the museum for it are as trade material..they obtained it specifically to trade to someone for something that fits their plans (NAR, CN)..but at least it is safe.


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« Reply #152 on: Nov 21st, 2007, 10:02pm »
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on Nov 21st, 2007, 1:58pm, missthealcos wrote:       (Click here for original message)
5002, 5005,  5007, 5009, 5017, 5020, 5022, 5023, 5024 I have seen pictures of...in addition to what you already know...I'll see if I can recall photos of any others.  
 
 

 
 
Awww....none of the Atlas N-scale numbers are on your list...5011, 5016, 5019.
 
Anyone have a pic of any of these three on the island?


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« Reply #153 on: Nov 22nd, 2007, 10:58am »
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Add 5015 to the list - found a clearance in my collection with that number but can't add anything else to the list

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« Reply #154 on: Nov 22nd, 2007, 5:32pm »
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Thanks for the list. Looks like I'll need to renumber it.
CHRIS


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« Reply #155 on: Dec 8th, 2007, 8:29pm »
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Can anyone find out, or does anyone know which CP switchers in the 6700 series worked on the island? I Just bought a Proto 2000 SW8 #6705, and it would be nice to know if it worked on the island. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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« Reply #156 on: Dec 8th, 2007, 9:04pm »
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#6713 did, I have a couple pictures of it, as did #6702 and 6718.

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« Reply #157 on: Dec 8th, 2007, 10:01pm »
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I don't recall ever seeing 6705 here.  The EMD switchers didn't start to show up until the Baldwin and MLW switchers were retired in the early 80's.

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Came across this one in my collection. 1980 or 1981

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« Reply #159 on: Dec 12th, 2007, 2:21am »
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Nice picture of an old Baldwin! Just throwing out a guess here but is that Victoria?

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