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 operating railway on Vancouver Island.
Well, it sort of did, as the line itself was transferred to the Island Corridor Foundation and the few short haul trains that do run near Nanaimo are operated by The Southern Railway of Vancouver Island. For all intents and purposes, the E&N is gone, except when it comes to arguing about what to do with the rail corridor.
The only thing black and white here is that that the days of trains carrying logs are gone…