Category Archives: Coombs

A goat on the roof

One of the famous goats on the roof at the Coombs Emporium, in Coombs BC

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Coombs handcar

Mark Charland’s railway handcar on Alberni Valley Railway track in Coombs

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C-GAHN

C-GAHN, a 1966 Bell 204B at Kestrel Helicopters Ltd – near  Coombs The other helicopter is a bit of a mystery – it looks like an Aerospatiale AS-350/550 Ecureuil/AStar/Fennec but I will find more information…

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The old house

I stopped to take a look at this house just north of Coombs on Highway 4A – besides bits and pieces of broken windows, you can see bit’s and pieces of broken dreams as the house fades into the past.

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E&N – Port Alberni Subdvision – French Creek

The E&N bridge over French Creek is on the Port Alberni Subdivision, just off Highway 4A in Coombs. The 39.0 Port Alberni Subdivision is a branch line off the mainline Victoria Subdivision in Parksville. Looking downstream on French Creek The … Continue reading

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Bridges – Coombs Highway 4A

I don’t think that this view of the bridge in Coombs has changed much since it was built in 1948. The railings along the pedestrian portion are probably quite new, and what used to be called the Alberni Highway is … Continue reading

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A bit of Coombs

A mural in Coombs – just east of the Highway 4A bridge

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The stairs

These stairs were pretty nasty – it’s an understatement to describe them as “rickety” but I’m trying to not use dirty words. The stairs – Coombs So, there I was, hot, dusty and tired, trying to decide to hold on … Continue reading

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