Category Archives: rail

Vanishing Vancouver Island – Seaspan Nanaimo

When Seaspan Ferries moved out of their Wellcox Rail Yard location in May 2017, operations at the ferry dock and the rail and vehicle loading ramp ceased. It’s the end of major cargo traffic in Nanaimo. Related Posts:Black and white … Continue reading

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The train still runs here…

The train still runs here – Dorman Road, Nanaimo Related Posts:The train still runs here…The train don’t run here anymore…The train don’t run here anymore…Sky Train and sky scrapers…

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The train still runs here…

The train still runs here, and so does the mighty Mitsubishi Delica. Dorman Road, Nanaimo Related Posts:The train still runs here…The train don’t run here anymore…The train don’t run here anymore…Sky Train and sky scrapers…

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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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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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