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Its been 30 years     -   Original Post   -   Go to Post in Thread
Posted by Aaron Lypkie in Vancouver Island on 01/02/17 at 20:53:55
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Its hard to believe that coming this summer will mark 30 years that I have lived here. My family and I moved to the island in 1987. It was at this same time, that I was introduced to the E&N. I remember for the first year we lived in a townhouse near View Royal Elementary right beside the tracks!
 
I remember seeing the freights at recess and just standing there with awe. Unfortunately I have no photos (bowing my head in shame). I was 10 then, and never occurred to me to take pictures.
 
In the summer of 88, I did record every passenger and freight train in audio that went by our place.
 
So much has changed in 30 years and not all of it in regards to the E&N has been positive.  
 
I am almost 40 and wonder sometimes what if things could change to save our island railway.....