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« Reply #80 on: Oct 26th, 2007, 10:06pm »
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« Reply #81 on: Oct 26th, 2007, 10:30pm »
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Great stuff, Goose5!
 
I had totally forgotten the VI CN style whistle planks err posts.  Good to see some of them along the ROW.


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« Reply #82 on: Oct 26th, 2007, 10:48pm »
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Thanks Goose!!  Thats some rough looking track!

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« Reply #83 on: Oct 27th, 2007, 10:36pm »
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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?

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« Reply #84 on: Oct 27th, 2007, 11:51pm »
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I seem to remember at least once a flatcar spotted there with some steel on for some sort of fabrication, but my mind is fuzzy on this.
 
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« Reply #85 on: Oct 28th, 2007, 3:32am »
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Its to bad the island corridor foundation didnt get this trackage as well. They would have only got one customer but a lot more potential sites.

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« Reply #86 on: Oct 28th, 2007, 10:59am »
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Those are a GREAT set of pictures. That's how a railway should be recorded for posterity. That's already pretty much all that modellers or historians will have to refer to after the ROW is built over, converted into trails or whatever. I shall have a go at modelling those structures when I get time.

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« Reply #87 on: Oct 28th, 2007, 11:26am »
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I was talking with a retired management type who spend considerable time on the island working for CN.  I asked him if there was one specific reason for CN's demise on the island,  this is what he told me, loosely quoted:  The shakers act that was signed in the states in the early 80's enabled American railroads to charge whatever they wanted for freight rates on car loads destined to the mid west and eastern seaboard.  This was the major blow to CN's operation on the island.  Basically overnight CN lost well over half of its business on the island, mostly forest products that were now cheaper to load onto barges and then off loaded onto rail cars on the American coast.  As soon as this came to be it was simply just a matter of time... Such a shame, a shame indeed.
 
Very cool pictures and thanks for sharing them.


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« Reply #88 on: Oct 28th, 2007, 3:08pm »
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Here's the next segment of the set showing the wye area.
 
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55 South wye switch is the farthest one

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56 Opposite direction

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57 Left leg (former main line)

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60 Right leg

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63 Opposite direction

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64 Back leg

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