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Cowichan Valley Railway No. 25

Cowichan Valley Railway No. 25 at the BC Forest Discovery Centre No.25 was used during the construction of the Great Northern Railway (now CNR) grade through the Fraser Canyon, and later to transport fill for the construction of North Vancouver … Continue reading

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BC Forest Discovery Centre

Cowichan Valley Railway #25 on the trestle over the Somenos Marsh

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Comox Logging & Railway Co. No. 2

Baldwin 2-6-2T#34921, Comox Logging & Railway Co. No. 2 was built by in July 1910 as Canadian Western Lumber Co 2.

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Alberni Pacific – the end of the line

Alberni Pacific at the E&N station in Port Alberni …and pulling into McLean Mill

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Alberni Pacific – trains and trees

Alberni Pacific passing the Catalyst paper mill in Port Alberni The forestry industry has had highs and lows, with many saw mills and paper mills being sold to overseas companies, shut down, and dismantled. It’s perhaps more than a bit … Continue reading

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The Beaufort Gang

The Beaufort Gang has terrorized and delighted passengers on the Alberni Pacific Railway since the steam train began its regular run to McLean Mill National Historic Site. I was onboard when the Alberni Valley’s meanest and orneriest pack of train-robbing,back-shooting … Continue reading

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