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torch
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« Reply #40 on: May 31st, 2017, 4:54am »
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Wed, June 13, 1990.   Went to e&n yard in morning Auger is set up unloading a canada hopper's contents into a Borden's truck. After switching and the SW running to store street and back and the dayliner's departue I watched the northbound frieght depart. Consist as follows:   gp35 #5015 , gp38ac #3000 , 40 foot brown cp box, 50 ft black ribside cp box, the 50 ft CP flat loaded with rails, 3 propane cars, 4 nahx PD hoppers (to be dropped at view royal, apparently ) , empty red CP  bulkhead flat,  40 ft CP orange insulated box and caboose.   13 cars... not bad.   (added note:  the 40 ft brown CP box was dropped at EH POPE in Langford)

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Thursday, June 14:  Southbound at Langford arriving with 18 cars!  I did not write the time down. Picked up one empty propane car at ICG and dropped two leaving langford with 17 cars.  Consist as follows:  GP35 # 5025, GP38ac # 3001 ,  5 fifty ft trailer train flats, red forty ft CP box, fifty ft CN box, three propane cars, 40 ft orange CP insulated box,  sixty ft red CP bulkhead flat (empty) , 2 more propane cars, two more trailer train flats and caboose.

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« Reply #42 on: Jun 5th, 2017, 3:28pm »
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on May 25th, 2017, 9:06pm, torch wrote:       (Click here for original message)

I was always interested in those munitions shipments... kind of reminiscent of the ones CN used to carry on the south end of the Cowichan sub to rocky point before my time.  The E&N carried on with these well into the 90s, did they not?

 
Sorry for the late reply, it looks like other members answered this and I would agree, early 90s. I thought I had a few more to post but can't seem to locate them in my collection. I will keep digging and post them when I find them.


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hillbank
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« Reply #43 on: Jun 6th, 2017, 12:59am »
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I am wondering about outbound loads from the Victoria sub during this time, i know Vic ply was still shipping cars but did anyone notice other outbound loads?

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on Jun 6th, 2017, 12:59am, hillbank wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I am wondering about outbound loads from the Victoria sub during this time, i know Vic ply was still shipping cars but did anyone notice other outbound loads?

  The only outbound loads from victoria that were obvious was vic ply during this period. A few year prior there was still the odd flatcar of lumber sent from CN before the Saanich spur was kaput.


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« Reply #45 on: Jul 19th, 2017, 3:27am »
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Hey don't let this thread die now!

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hillbank
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« Reply #46 on: Jul 24th, 2017, 1:23am »
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I think we are waiting for Torch to find the rest of his notes!
around the same time as Torch was making these notes there was also alot of work done on the track, the B.C tie gang was over several times and ballast trains were quite common, often the work trains would return to Wellcox and the empty ballast cars would be spotted at Fiddicks pit by the Southbound Victoria turn, a number of crossings between Duncan and Nanaimo were rebuilt and several times i saw work trains that dumped ballast with air dumps while a section crew unloaded rails from flat cars at these crossings.
The tie gang when working on the south end would stay at Cobble Hill as the siding was long and lots of parking for the crew trucks, i cannot remember how long the gang was in Cobble Hill but several times the Victoria turn when heading North would pick up the tank car from the outfit cars and return it a couple of days later.


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