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« on: Nov 26th, 2015, 9:40am »
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Where the E&N pathway crosses the tracks just south of Wellington siding (intersection of Jingle Pot Rd. & Hwy 19A) I have noticed the remains of a concrete structure akin to a foundation.  If I were to hazard a guess I would say this looks a lot like the remains of the edge of a station platform by how close it is to the tracks.  It's about the right length too.
 
Also, has anyone else noticed that the there are two Wellington station signs, one at the siding, the other about 1.5 km south at the old Madill spur.


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« Reply #1 on: Nov 26th, 2015, 3:33pm »
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The sign located near the siding is the actual Station sign. The one by Madill is the sign that you are entering the section of track known as "Wellington" and there is probably another north of the siding near Mostar Rd. You can see this all along the right of way. Wellington used to be a yard so there are probably many artifacts in the area like the concrete slap although it has mostly been redeveloped in the area.

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 3rd, 2015, 2:26pm »
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on Nov 26th, 2015, 3:33pm, JRPhotography wrote:       (Click here for original message)
one by Madill is the sign that you are entering the section of track known as "Wellington" and there is probably another north of the siding near Mostar Rd.

 
Close, but not quite. Those are the approach signs. Placed one mile from the closest siding switch or the station name sign if there is no siding. Crews in OCS territory are required to call out on the radio the approach to a station.


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« Reply #3 on: Dec 3rd, 2015, 3:37pm »
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Ah, Thanks Tyler. I didn't quite know what to call them. I have heard them many a times on CN/CP mainline call them out.
 
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Thought some may find this of interest.


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Finally!  A picture showing the station at Wellington across from Long Lake.  Looking north, Jingle Pot Road in the foreground, hwy 19 just off to the right.
 
May 1966, David Davies photograph.



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« Reply #6 on: Jan 2nd, 2017, 4:33am »
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Hee Hee, CLC, I posted that pic (along with other historical pics around BC) on the BC thread, back on Sept 30th, but of course never thought to put it on the Vancouver Island Thread...thanks for bringing it forward.

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« Reply #7 on: Jan 2nd, 2017, 6:27pm »
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Ach!  I'm sorry I didn't realize it was a repost.  I haven't been to the BC forum in a very long time and just did a quick check there.  That Northern BC online archive is a gold mine of pics! the Van Isle and KVR content is most interesting as is the Crowsnest and Granville Island stuff.  I'm still sifting through the Davies collection and thank you for sourcing the above pic.  

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 4th, 2017, 1:46am »
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There is actually a picture in Robert Turners Book E&N Diesel Years 1949-2011

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« Reply #9 on: Jan 6th, 2017, 2:44am »
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Lol, not a repost, exactly, CLC, as I had put that pic in the BC thread.  No need to apologise!


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