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A boxcar with nowhere to go

The train never did and never will run here, but they managed to put a boxcar near the old Victoria train station… Related Posts:BoxcarTrain couplersThe train don’t run here anymore…The train don’t run here anymore…

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Nanaimo Wellcox Yard

The well organized confusion of tracks at Wellcox yard – Nanaimo Related Posts:Nanaimo – Wellcox YardNanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo – CPR Dock

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Nanaimo Wellcox Yard

Hazardous material transfer area at Wellcox yard – Nanaimo Related Posts:Nanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo – Wellcox YardNanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo – CPR Dock

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Nanaimo Wellcox Yard

A bit of train graffiti – Wellcox Yard, Nanaimo Related Posts:Nanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo – Wellcox YardNanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo – CPR Dock

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Loon Lake

The E&N rail line is widely know as connecting Courtenay and Victoria, but there’s also the Port Alberni Sub, a 39 mile long branch line that runs from Parksville, over the Alberni Summit,  to Port Alberni. The E&N trestle over … Continue reading

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CP 5500

CP 5500 at the Revelstoke Railway Museum CP 5550 is a EMD SD40 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division. Built: GMD, 1966 Serial Number : A 2133 Class : DRF-30a2 (SD-40) Engine: Turbocharged diesel EMD 16-645-E3, 3000 … Continue reading

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Canadian Pacific 5468

Canadian Pacific 5468 at the Revelstoke Railway Museum Canadian Pacific 5468 is a Mikado P-2k class 2-8-2. It was one of 12 P-2ks built for the Canadian Pacific Railway by Montreal Locomotive Works, specifically for use in the mountains of … Continue reading

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Black and white – the E&N

Wellcox Yard – Nanaimo The Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway (E&N) has a lengthy and controversial history that extend well beyond the 234 kilometre long line. With the closure of the Englewood Railway in November 2017, the E&N became the only … Continue reading

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CN Mountain Locomotive 6015

CN Mountain Locomotive 6015 – Jasper, Alberta In Early 1922, the Canadian National Railway ordered sixteen “Mountain” type locomotives from Canadian Locomotive Company. Designated as Class U-1-a, the locomotives were delivered in 1923  and assigned road numbers 6000 through 6015. … Continue reading

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Englewood Railway of Western Forest Products

The Englewood Railway of Western Forest Products transported logs by train for 100 years on northern Vancouver Island. The line was shut down November 7, 2017 after three workers died and two were injured when a train hit a maintenance … Continue reading

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