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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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Boxcar

A boxcar at the Kaatza Museum in Lake Cowichan Boxcar: a fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight.

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Kaatza Station Museum – No.7 and No. 145

Western Forest Industries No. 7 1929 Plymouth Locomotive Purchased new by the Merrill & Ring Lumber Company, No.7  was operated near Powell River. The locomotive came with a gasoline motor which meant that it was best suited for light duty. … Continue reading

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Kaatza Station Museum – 1927 Lima Shay

This 1927 Lima Shay started its life in Squamish with the Merrill & Ring Lumber company as #2, and was acquired by the Comox Logging & Railway and renamed No. 12 in 1942. In 1962 the locomotive was put on … Continue reading

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Kaatza Station Museum

The Kaatza Station Museum is housed in a restored Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway station that was constructed in 1912. The museum is in Cowichan Lake, just off Highway 18.

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 29.80 Northgate Road bridge

Northgate Road – Shawnigan Lake Looking toward Renfrew Road The 45’-4” single span ballasted deck steel wide flange beam bridge bridge over Northgate Road was originally constructed in 1908. The abutments are masonry blocks that were raised 6” in 1978 … Continue reading

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 120.20 Rosewell Creek bridge

The 67’-8” trestle over Rosewell Creek is a single span open deck bridge consisting of a steel half deck plate girder span. And it was built in 1914…

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 125.50 Tsable River bridge

The E&N (Esquimalt and Nanaimo) railway trestle over the Tsable River, at mile 125.50 of the Victoria Subdivision. Watch for trains… more images in a standalone album…

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E&N Victoria Subdivision – Mile 135.10 Trent River bridge (above)

The E&N (Esquimalt and Nanaimo) railway trestle over the Trent River, at mile 135.10 of the Victoria Subdivision. Watch for trains… more images in a standalone image album…

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