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Englewood Railway of Western Forest Products

The Englewood Railway of Western Forest Products transported logs by train for 100 years on northern Vancouver Island. The line was shut down November 7, 2017 after three workers died and two were injured when a train hit a maintenance … Continue reading

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Beaver Cove dozer boats

Dozer boats at the Western Forest Products Englewood Logging Division

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Beaver Cove Dryland Sort

A Kobelco log grappler/loader at the Beaver Cove Dryland Sort – Western Forest Products Englewood Logging Division

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Beaver Cove Dryland Sort

Beaver Cove Dryland Sort – Western Forest Products Englewood Logging Division

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A log barge

A self unloading log barge preparing to dump a load of logs – Ladysmith Harbour

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Star Lofoten

Star Lofoten at the Catalyst mill in Crofton and a wider aspect image that is linked to a much larger version…

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Ladysmith log sort

A quick look at the Timber West Ladysmith Dryland Sort

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Nanaimo – good bye logs

Another ship being loaded with BC logs that were cut and sorted on Vancouver Island. There’s more to this than just our raw softwood lumber being exported – there’s the men and women who boom and hook up the logs … Continue reading

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Thomson Bros. Lumber CO. LTD sawmill

Thomson Bros. Lumber Co. LTD sawmill – still operating In 1966, 19 year old Joe Thomson left a $2.25 an hour union job at Field Sawmills, purchased 2½ acres with a house next to Cumberland Road for $3,500, and built … Continue reading

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Gold River logging equipment

Logging equipment at the Gold River log sort

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