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  1. Parksville Water tower

    Parksville Water tower

    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...
  2. Roger and Me

    Roger and Me

    The UA Turbo and Roger Williams RDC set at South Station, Boston in the summer of 1975.
  3. 6148 in Nanaimo

    6148 in Nanaimo

    6148 lays over in Nanaimo on the SB trip back to Victoria. The 6148 first showed up on the E&N in 1994 in time for the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, VIA Rail was expecting large passenger loads. When the 6148 showed up in Vic West it was in very poor condition, it hadn't been moved under...
  4. Snack bar on 6148

    Snack bar on 6148

    Even though 6148 is equipped with a snack bar it was closed the entire trip. There is no food service on board so make sure you pack a lunch.
  5. VIA 6148 in Courtenay

    VIA 6148 in Courtenay

    VIA Rail 6148 sits in Courtenay, BC ready to head south to Victoria. That is the original Courtenay station, built in 1916, it was not intended to serve as the northern terminus, CPR was pushing to connect with Campbell River about 28 miles north of Courtenay, but construction stopped...
  6. VIA 6148 at Victoria

    VIA 6148 at Victoria

    VIA Rail RDC 6148 rolls into Victoria to pickup passengers for the trip north. The current Victoria station is actually the 4th building to serve the City of Victoria. The first, built north of the present Vic West Yards on Russell's St. was used as the Victoria Terminal until 1888 when a larger...
  7. 6135 interior pt.1

    6135 interior pt.1

    Looking back towards the rear vestibule. This is what the 6135 looks like inside since she returned from rebuild 3 months ago.
  8. VIA 6135

    VIA 6135

    Recently returned from a major rebuild, VIA RDC1 6135 rests in the Victoria West yards after the run to Courtenay and back.
  9. Loading Passengers

    Loading Passengers

    Recently Rebuilt VIA RDC's 6148 and 6135 stop to pick up passengers at Langford, BC.
  10. VIA 6148

    VIA 6148

    Recently rebuilt RDC2m 6148 sits in the Victoria West yards after the run to Courtenay and back.
  11. VIA 6135 in Vic West Shops

    VIA 6135 in Vic West Shops

    VIA 6135 undergoes work in the Car Shops building which is part of the Vic West shops complex.




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