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PSAP 3876, 3802, and Cal Northern 110 At POGH near the Myrtle St Crossing. 110 is just ahead of 2099 (out of picture) preparing to shove a string of boxcars and centerbeams back towards the Aberdeen yard. 3876/3802 are Awaiting orders. Cell Phone pic, so low quality
At about 10:00 we get to Duncan, the next major city on our trip north out of Victoria. At one time Duncan boasted a fair sized yard, including engine facilities as two Baldwin Road Switchers were based out of Duncan as power for the Lake Cowichan log trains. CP Rail ripped all of it out in the...
Looking through a station window in Courtenay, RDC1 6135 is being readied for the return trip to Victoria in the Spring of 2001.
In recent years the 6135 has been used the most on the passenger trains, from December 15,1999 to April of 2000 it was the only operational RDC on the E&N...
Inside one of the "cabs" on VIA RDC1 6133. The VIA RDC's still have factory controls. You can see the modern additions, including 26-L air, a radio, event recorder, RSC(Reset Crew Alarm), digital spedometer, and a comfy seat.
This is the Turntable at Vic West. The E&N's last functional turntable. It is still used to turn the RDC's. The RDC's are turned every month or so to even out wear on the wheels. The turntable still sports it's steam powered engine(now powered by compressed air). When the turntable was first...
This is one of 2 standing water towers on the E&N Railway, the other being in Port Alberni, BC used for the Alberni Pacific steam excursions.
The tower was located just south of the station but was moved to this location and restored when the MOW shops were expanded.
The rusty rails...
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