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A bit of Nova Scotia – Wolfville train station

The Wolfville station was built in 1912 to replace the previous wooden rail station that was destroyed by fire in 1911.   The Station was abandoned in 1990 when the Dominion Atlantic Rail (D.A.R.) ceased passenger service in the Annapolis Valley, … Continue reading

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Radio Controlled Trains – Wright’s Cove

Radio controlled trains – beware! There I was in town-town (the city, HRM…) with some time on my hands, so I decided to take a drive down Wrights Cove Road to see if I could get a glimpse of Wrights … Continue reading

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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.

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Nanaimo Wellcox Yard

The well organized confusion of tracks at Wellcox yard – Nanaimo

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Nanaimo Wellcox Yard

Hazardous material transfer area at Wellcox yard – Nanaimo

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Nanaimo Wellcox Yard

A bit of train graffiti – Wellcox Yard, Nanaimo

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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

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