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missthealcos
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« Reply #260 on: Mar 31st, 2009, 2:32pm »
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I do Believe 85-86 would pretty much leave you with entirely GP9 road power, with the odd SW1200RS thrown in, and the SW8 or SW900 in Victoria

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« Reply #261 on: Mar 31st, 2009, 4:03pm »
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on Mar 31st, 2009, 2:32pm, missthealcos wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I do Believe 85-86 would pretty much leave you with entirely GP9 road power, with the odd SW1200RS thrown in, and the SW8 or SW900 in Victoria

Wasn't that about the time that the high short hoods disappeared and only short "chopped-nosed" GP-7/9s were on the island?


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« Reply #262 on: Mar 31st, 2009, 10:02pm »
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the rebuilt gp9's were not common.  missthealco's time frame is spot on.  went from 8600's in the early 80's to 8800 series gp9 to the 38's with 30's & 35's being sent here when Coquitlam didn't want to deal with 'em.

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« Reply #263 on: May 6th, 2009, 12:46am »
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Former (briefly) Islander 124 became a bonified celebrity on Sunday, running with 4069 and 2860 to Cloverdale and return, leading on the return trip. Probably officially became the most photographed SRY locomotive ever that day!

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« Reply #264 on: May 21st, 2009, 2:21pm »
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Apparently, 8000 has managed to sneak through the lower mainland, and up to Squamish!

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« Reply #265 on: May 21st, 2009, 8:07pm »
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3809 in a previous life
 
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« Reply #266 on: May 22nd, 2009, 2:19am »
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While looking for a slide suitable to use as an opening title for a video, this one came to light.  I recall looking at the slide for the first thinking to myself it was a dumb place to try and take an action photo.  But, now, 29 years later, it is kind of nice to the see the old girls up close and personal in full dress, so to speak.
 
Ware Road, Southbound Port Turn, July 19, 1985


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« Reply #267 on: May 22nd, 2009, 2:36am »
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I like the picture, it's a piece of history that will never be recreated! Sidewinder, I'm getting the impression you have an amazing collection of photos and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg!

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« Reply #268 on: May 22nd, 2009, 7:32pm »
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I like those high-nose gp9s.  
 


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on May 22nd, 2009, 2:36am, vicguy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Sidewinder, I'm getting the impression you have an amazing collection of photos and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg!

Amazing is a bit overstated, but there are a good number.  There will be opportunities to post more, hopefully, over time.
 
To digress a bit, a pal is hoping to model BS&W's #4 in one-eighth scale, live steam, and he managed to get the key for the enclosure protecting the locomotive so we could take measurements.  It has been a long time since I had the opportunity to get close to the senior locie.  Just had to take some photos without the screen in the way.


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« Reply #270 on: May 25th, 2009, 12:21pm »
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Here is the backhead of the #4 at Qualicum.  A few pieces missing!
 
The distortion is caused by two photos stitched together.


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« Reply #271 on: May 26th, 2009, 12:23am »
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Nice pictures sidewinder of #4. Hopefully those missing parts are safely in storage somewhere.
 
I was up in Squamish and so got some pictures of CP 8000. They told me that it arrived last week and that they had just moved it into the park (from the shops) a few hours before I got there. It defiantly needs a new coat of paint but hopefully something happens quickly.
 
Also wondering, note the front where it looks bent, does anyone know if its suppose to be like that or has that been damaged? 2 more questions, does anyone know whats inside the short hood, is it empty or is there equipment in there. Last one, does anyone know if it can still be started up?


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« Reply #272 on: May 26th, 2009, 12:24am »
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CP 8000 again.

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« Reply #273 on: May 26th, 2009, 2:32pm »
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The front pilot/footboard was damaged years ago, mid 90's. 8000 had a steam generator in the short hood when built, but it was removed not long after the RDC's arrived. It'll either be empty, or have ballast, concrete or steel, in the short hood.

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« Reply #274 on: May 27th, 2009, 3:28pm »
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Yeah, it definatley had no control stand then, but I asked the guy who told me it had arrived, and he said it has one now? strange...I doubt there were any Baldwin control stands lying around! Maybe the original one wasn't tossed way back when? Maybe it was stashed in the short hood!
 
Now, wonder where the H16-44 will wind up...it REALLY needs TLC! Although, it is nice to look at it and know, it still wears(barely) the same paint as it did in all the pics we drool over!


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« Reply #275 on: May 27th, 2009, 7:16pm »
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on May 27th, 2009, 3:28pm, missthealcos wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Now, wonder where the H16-44 will wind up...it REALLY needs TLC! Although, it is nice to look at it and know, it still wears(barely) the same paint as it did in all the pics we drool over!

 
Ya, here's a link to a recent picture of it.
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=279806


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« Reply #276 on: Jun 6th, 2009, 1:28am »
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on Apr 19th, 2007, 2:21am, Balto wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here is 1070 now SRY of BC 1204. In it's new livery for the SRY. On April 11, 2007.

 
 
They should bring this one over to the island and send one of the geeps back!!


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« Reply #277 on: Jun 6th, 2009, 1:43am »
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on Apr 22nd, 2007, 9:42pm, Balto wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here is 3001 behind 3012. On April 22, 2007.

#3001 must have been a very reliable locomotive to still wear its original paint!


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missthealcos
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« Reply #278 on: Jun 6th, 2009, 3:48pm »
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Nope, 3001 has had at least 4 paintjobs, possibly 5 by now. The one in that pic would have been the 4th. Some of the GP38AC's have had even more. 3007 and 3009 have for sure each had about 6 or more. There doesn't seem to be alot of ryhme or reason to what was painted when.  3007 managed to get almost every paint job that has existed, while others are still running around in pre 1987 paint.
 
 
8000 was retired in Script, as far as I know.


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on Jun 6th, 2009, 1:28am, ENRFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
They should bring this one over to the island and send one of the geeps back!!

 
From a historical aspect I would agree with you, but do you really want to stick the poor crew with that thing? Historical value aside, they're horrible engines. Cramped cabs, narrow walkways and doors,and bad vibration. They're also very top heavy, and on the poor track conditions on the E&N they would throw those guys around the cab.


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