Category Archives: rail

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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Black and white – Nanaimo rail dock

CP Rail’s MV Princess of Vancouver (from www.clydeships.co.uk) During her service with Canadian Pacific, Princess of Vancouver made three round trips daily between Vancouver and Nanaimo, carrying rail cars, automobiles, tractor trailers and passengers. At one point she carried my … 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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Along the rails – Esquimalt

A look along the E&N Rail Trail as it passes the Esquimalt Graving Dock Related Posts:The view from View RoyalE&N Rail Yard VictoriaFleming Beach – rock climbingNaden Band

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Rail – a fading glory

A bottom dump hopper car at Wellcox Yard, Nanaimo Related Posts:Nanaimo – CPR DockNanaimo – Wellcox YardNanaimo – Cranes and trains and clouds and planesCP 4069

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 95.25 Parksville junction

The junction between the E&N Victoria Subdivision and the Port Alberni Subdivision is just a few hundred feet back from Highway 4 and just past the Parksville Station. Above one of the Parksville sidings meets up with the line and … Continue reading

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 95.30 Highway 4 crossing

The E&N crossing at Highway 4 Related Posts:E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 137.29 Embleton…E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 135.10 Trent…Logging truckE&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 135.10 Trent…

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 95.20 Parksville Station

The E&N station in Parksville Above, looking south – below, looking north Related Posts:E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 95.32 FMC SpurE&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 95.32 CRHA rollingE&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 90.10 MacMillan…E&N Victoria Subdivision – Milepost 125

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E&N Wellcox Spur – Mile 2.36 Needham Road crossing

The E&N crossing at Needham Road Related Posts:E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 137.29 Embleton…E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 83.56 Capilano…E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 126.2 Buckley BayE&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 137.29 Beachwood…

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Milepost 80

The milepost for mile 80, near Aulds Road Related Posts:E&N Victoria Subdivision – Milepost 125E&N Victoria Subdivision – Milepost 121E&N Victoria Subdivision – Milepost 121E&N Victoria Subdivision – Milepost 105

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