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« Reply #120 on: Oct 30th, 2007, 8:34pm »
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79 Swan Lake trestle

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80 Opposite direction

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« Reply #125 on: Oct 30th, 2007, 8:39pm »
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84 Quadra Street

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85 Opposite Direction  Borden Mercantile spur

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« Reply #128 on: Oct 30th, 2007, 8:43pm »
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87 End of track

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« Reply #129 on: Oct 30th, 2007, 8:52pm »
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Goose, that was a great tour! I'm glad you were able to document the line for people like myself who thought the line would be around "forever."  
I'm looking forward to your other island photos!  
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« Reply #130 on: Oct 30th, 2007, 9:03pm »
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on Oct 27th, 2007, 10:36pm, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)
thanks goose.. Hey   does anybody here  know what the alfa street spur  was used for? in the early 80s  I used to see BN boxcars there a lot.. Not sure if there was ever more than one spur there. In the foto  You can see a truck trailer parked right on the  spur  which was sunken into the  dirt and gravel.  Maybe the winrock place across from it  was the  customer?  anybody?

 
 
hey Torch, my cousin sent me an email (he's on the HMCS Calgary out at sea and unable to post on the forum) regarding your question about the Alpha Street spur. He used to have a CN/CP customer list from 1988 and he remembers that Winroc Gypsum and Pelagic Pacific Industries (plastics) were on there and both of their buildings were adjacent to that spur. Maybe 1 or both of them used that spur at times? Hopes this helps!


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« Reply #131 on: Oct 30th, 2007, 10:42pm »
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thanks vicguy.. hey, if you guys go back to the foto of the  alfa street spur  turnout   it looks like there was a  right hand  turnout there at  one point because to the  right of the track there are what looks like  extended  ties sticking out. When I used to see the boxcars sitting there   it  was always viewed from a road to the north of the site  and it seemed to me at the time that the cars were sitting on a track to the north of the mainline.

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« Reply #132 on: Nov 3rd, 2007, 2:41am »
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Thankyou again Goose5 for scanning and posting all the pictures.  
 
Like everybody else, the memories are coming back big time.  Especially the Borden mercantile spur and end of track.  I remember the grain cars there, and watching the switcher cross Quadra street once when I was a small kid.  I am presuming this whole ROW is now a trail?   Much as I hate the rails to trails concept (of course I would rather still have rails that are being used by trains!)  I think I will make a point of walking or riding the route next time I am on the Island.
 
Again, much appreciated!


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« Reply #133 on: Nov 3rd, 2007, 11:13am »
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I am truely impressed with how through you are in your documentation of things Goose.   You are a godsend to all of us who tresure the rails and their history.  With being on dial up (you have to love living in the country)it does take a while to down load but I am more then happy to take the time for your wonderful photo studies.  I look forward to each set as it takes me home and away from the snow (yes we have already had some here).  Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #134 on: Nov 10th, 2007, 6:59pm »
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Here's some photos taken on October 8, 1988 showing the removal of all the non-essential sidings and spurs. CN had discontinued the barge service on March 30, 1988 with all cars now routed through the E&N interchange.
 
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