Category Archives: hiking

Cloudy days and cameras

I had been wanting to get out to the Bevan area to take a look at an old car that was rusting away in the middle of a logged out area. Of course, I picked an overcast day where rain … Continue reading

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Puntledge penstock pipeline – valve chamber

The valve chamber on the original Puntledge penstock pipeline This is an interesting piece of Comox Valley history – but it’s also one that is gone as BC Hydro removed the old crumbling pipeline for safety reasons.

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Puntledge penstock pipelines

The old and the current Puntledge penstock pipelines – a bit of Comox Valley history

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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

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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

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E&N Wellcox Spur – Mile 2.36 Needham Road crossing

The E&N crossing at Needham Road

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Milepost 80

The milepost for mile 80, near Aulds Road

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 46.80 Whitehouse Creek bridge

The E&N bridge over Whitehouse Creek

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Tsolum River – a bit of a mystery

The purpose of this structure is a bit of a mystery – it’s along the old Comox Logging Railway grade, and  opens onto the Tsolum River upstream of Farnham Road and the old mill site, I’m thinking it was the … Continue reading

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