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chrisale
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« Reply #340 on: Aug 26th, 2011, 11:08pm »
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The water tower in the background says:
 
C.P.(S)?or(R)?
Lumber
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« Reply #341 on: Aug 27th, 2011, 12:36am »
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That would be Canadian Puget Sound Lumber Retail ...
 
The photo appears to be taken at the old freight house in the Victoria Albion yard, so the tank would be at the sawmill once located beside the current Capital Iron.


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« Reply #342 on: Aug 27th, 2011, 8:39pm »
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Wow, there's actually a live cow or two in downtown Victoria....back in the day!

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« Reply #343 on: Apr 17th, 2012, 11:10pm »
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Found this in the March issue of Canadian Railway Observerations
 
VIA RDC-1 6135 is currently stored unserviceable in Sudbury, ON, after arriving in Sudbury in mid-December where Diesel Electric Services discovered major coolant leaks and one engine seized. The other VIA RDC-1 6148, is fully operational but had also arrived from Toronto with major coolant leaks, which are now repaired.  It may be while on Vancouver Island or while stored in Vancouver, these Budd cars were not drained properly.  VIA RDC-1 6135 is now on the storage track at Sudbury, ON and may become a source for parts.


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Re: Locomotives of Vancouver Island
 
« Reply #344 on: Apr 18th, 2012, 3:19pm »
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Hi all, Its been a long time since I last Posted, Due to the total lack of traffic up in the Parksville Area. However I was down at Wellcox near the end of March and did finally get a chance to take some pictures of #128.   I do not go down to Nanaimo that often anymore, certainly not at the same time the train is switching at Superior Propane.  
 
I am happy that We Finally got Funding for the rail Line and look Forward to rail service been Fully Restored.
 
Anyway Here is a link to my pictures of #128.
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/567050367RkknLi?start=12
 
 
Found a recent video of Our 6148 at Cartier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu_GbLgDdhA&list=HL1334776676&feature=mh_lolz
 


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« Reply #345 on: May 4th, 2012, 5:00pm »
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Three former E&N Railway locomotives on the Puget Sound and Pacific RR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv5N3N_1Jkc
 
Two former E&N Railway locomotives working for Coos Bay Rail Link. These are the same 3876-77 that were on the E&N during RailAmerica's first few years, they've had their high hoods chopped.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iI-ZdHSOCw


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« Reply #346 on: May 10th, 2012, 5:20pm »
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Southern Rail #129
 
I found a video of #129 in Helena Montana taken in 1998.  Since #129 along with #124 replaced #110 and #119 on the Island for a short time not too long ago I figure it Qualifies.    
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yAcgbUZIdk&list=UUwrFF-wHVQr8gci429RxH-g&index=7&feature=plcp
 
 124 makes a appearance at the 1:46 mark.
 
 
Bonus Video From Helena:
 
I was in Helena in August of 2010 while attending A First Special Service Force Reunion which my Great Uncle was in.  While waiting for the Bus to come home I had some spare time to Railfan and here is a video I took of A BNSF Coal Train.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5TK_BuJkMQ&list=UUx9kgay-vvATOAnkTdeFPrw&index=1&feature=plcp
 
 
 
 
 


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« Reply #347 on: May 28th, 2012, 12:09am »
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119 back in service out of Trapp yard  
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/37908073@N04/7264153896/in/contacts/


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« Reply #348 on: Jun 19th, 2012, 4:32am »
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on Oct 19th, 2008, 12:19am, Sidewinder wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
It sure is!  The above photo and the one under "Canfor's diesel shay", Reply 12, are from the same group of slides.  Pretty sure they were taken the same day.

 
Well what ever it was, it was greasy when it was parked at Beaver Cove.
The kind of grease a kid should not go home with, but could not get rid of once curiosity got him and ...well the other should not be mentioned because she may have gotten away with it..to climb aboard. Hey we were only 7 ?


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« Reply #349 on: Jun 19th, 2012, 3:02pm »
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on Aug 27th, 2011, 12:36am, farronhill wrote:       (Click here for original message)
That would be Canadian Puget Sound Lumber Retail ...
 
The photo appears to be taken at the old freight house in the Victoria Albion yard, so the tank would be at the sawmill once located beside the current Capital Iron.

 
That is correct
In October, 1919, the Connor company became interested in the Canadian Puget Sound Lumber and Timber Co. Mr. Kissinger received a wire offering him a job as manager of the company's Victoria mill and logging operation. Then the depression hit. Markets dwindled, prices fell. In 1931, the mill closed down.
Logging resumed under the Canadian Puget Sound name, and the firm was bought in 1946 by Alaska Pine and Cellulose Co. John D Kissinger remained with that company until he retired, five years ago, at the age of 70. In Mr. Kissinger's time, the company was one of the first to make extensive use of logging trucks.
The CPS manager also wore several other hats: Manager, Island Logging Co. and Vancouver Island Towing Co; managing director, Island Land and Insurance Agencies, Ltd; director, Crofton Blooming Co. and Cowichan Bay Booming Association. He was president of the Canadian Puget Sound Basketball Club.  
Island Logging Company's operations were centred at a small lake west of Cowichan Lake and it bears John D.'s name to this day (2012) as Kissinger Lake.
 
 


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« Reply #350 on: Sep 4th, 2012, 12:42pm »
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6135 in Toronto
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2gdmu/7850975830/in/pool-1057379@N20/
 
6148 in Toronto, it says 6149, but the 6100's ended at 6148.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2gdmu/7850980170/in/pool-1057379@N20/


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« Reply #351 on: Sep 10th, 2012, 10:27pm »
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1001 and 1002 on the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad. 1001 spent a few years on the E&N and the 1002 was rejected by the E&N before it arrived. Unknown photographer.


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« Reply #352 on: Jun 7th, 2013, 6:15pm »
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Ex-CN 7059 at New Westminster last night (June 6) in an outbound CN freight, with JLCX reporting marks.

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« Reply #353 on: Aug 6th, 2013, 3:51pm »
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Here's the rebirth of a pretty unique little locomotive!
 
http://www.albernivalleynews.com/community/218466671.html
 
"Buda locomotive back on tracks at Alberni Pacific Railway"
 
 
By Contributed - Alberni Valley News
Published: August 05, 2013 11:00 PM  
Updated: August 05, 2013 11:48 PM
On Saturday , Aug. 3, 2013, Harbour Quay Farmer's Market-goers saw the Industrial Heritage Society at work at the Station Water Tower, putting the 1928 “Buda” locomotive back on the tracks at the Port Alberni Train Station.
 
The 'Buda” had spent the past year in the Industrial Heritage Centre, where it received extensive restoration work, including a new paint job.
 
The little gas locomotive was built by Westminster Iron Works for the R.B. McLean Lumber Company to move rail cars around the mill site and prepare shipments onto the main CPR line.  It also moved logs from the woods to the Mill Only two such locomotives were built and this is the only surviving one.
 
It is now on display for the month of August on the spur beside the Station, along with a "crummy” -  a wooden boxcar once used to transport loggers to their work in the forests. The crummy belonged  to “Victoria Lumber & Manufacturing” - a predecessor company to “Macmillan-Bloedel” - which had logging camps and a big sawmill on the east side of Vancouver Island.
 
— Submitted by David Hooper, IHS volunteer


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« Reply #354 on: Aug 6th, 2013, 9:52pm »
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Funny looking creatures they built back then.


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« Reply #355 on: Aug 19th, 2013, 3:11pm »
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We were in Alberni last week and have photos and video-to-prove-it.
The bottom picture is from a Youtube video which shows nothing really . . .
What is happening to the Buda is anyone's guess
Alberni Pacific Railway & McLean Steam Mill  -- 90-seconds
 


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« Reply #356 on: Aug 20th, 2013, 1:24am »
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I believe what I heard from the APR/WIHS folks a year or so ago was that they wanted to restore the track that the Budda was stitting on up at the Mill all that time, (it is right beside the spur that the train comes up to the Mill on and rebuild the shed that was near crumbling around it as it was sitting there...  
 
If that is true it will take them some time to gather the materials together especially to lay down the track nice and proper I'd imagine.  But who knows.  Those guys tend to work miracles.
 
In the meantime I bet they won't want to keep the Budda in the rain over winter so maybe they will hoist it back up onto a trailer and put it in their rebuild facility in the old arena.  
 
Maybe someone from the WCIHS can chime in and correct my inevitable wrongs.


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« Reply #357 on: Aug 20th, 2013, 12:41pm »
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Sounds good to me. I phoned the station yesterday and left a message but no call back.
This morning a cyber-buddy who lives in PA contacted me so maybe he can find out something.
To get reliable intel one needs boots-on-the-ground  
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« Reply #358 on: Jul 14th, 2014, 10:35pm »
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At the Crofton pulp mill, Catalyst Paper 1501 pushing a string of flat cars up the grade from the lower yard to the mill complex. I've always wondered how steep this grade is, anybody know? Photo taken July 6, 2014.
 


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« Reply #359 on: Oct 11th, 2014, 11:49pm »
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The Cowichan News Leader website has a somewhat grainy photo of CN GMD-1 1000 slowing down as it goes through Lake Cowichan on its last run to Youbou in March, 1988.
 
http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/news/
 
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