victoria is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

  1. SRY 129

    SRY 129

    GP7 129 at Victoria, BC for E&N Days 2008. 129 is a GP7 of Frisco vintage.
  2. Southern Railway of Vancouver Island 124

    Southern Railway of Vancouver Island 124

    SRY/SVI GP9 124 sits in Victoria for E&N Days 2008. 124 and 129 recently replaced the 110 and 119 after those 2 units were vandalized.
  3. CP Police

    CP Police

    Just like CN,, CP has their own cruiser fleet, that visually looks like the City police/RCMP/Park police and most other law enforcement forces. I've also seen a Police van at this event, the Holiday train stopover in Winnipeg.
  4. On patrol

    On patrol

    A typical CN police cruiser, patrolling the mainline, as always giving a wave. From a distance it looks like your regular RCMP cruiser, in fact it only says "CN" on the small SD75I loco decal on the cab door. The photo is now historic, since the switch in the background was removed...
  5. M/S Victoria on her way

    M/S Victoria on her way

    Imagine all the work it took to build these canals...
  6. Victoria Turntable

    Victoria Turntable

    The Turntable at Victoria. Just large enough handle the RDC's. It was originally built in 1913 as a "strong-arm" turntable, but after many complaints CP added a steam engine on one end. Today that engine is powered by compressed air from the compressor in the roundhouse or from the...
  7. Victoria yard job

    Victoria yard job

    ENR GP38's 3809 and 3870 are seen here working the Victoria yard last summer. They brought 6148 back from Chemainus where it was stored after hitting a gravel truck in Ladysmith. They shoved the 6148 into the shops and headed north back to Nanaimo. Check out the Canadian Crossbuck.
  8. Workin' the Victoria yard

    Workin' the Victoria yard

    ENR 3870 is seen here switching the Victoria Yard. They were dropping off RDC 6148 after it hit the gravel truck in Ladysmith.
  9. Another sout of the two Budds

    Another sout of the two Budds

    6130 and 6133 sit in the Victoria yard with the roundhouse in the background.
  10. RDC's in Victoria

    RDC's in Victoria

    VIA RDC's 6133 and 6130(ex-CP 9058 and ex-CP 9057) sit in the E&N's Victoria yard. As you can see, 6133 has been stripped of some parts.
  11. Another shot of the 6133

    Another shot of the 6133

    Another shot of the 6133. The Machine Shops can be seen in the background. 6133 is ex-CP 9058 and 6130 is ex-CP 9057.
  12. VIA RDC1 6133

    VIA RDC1 6133

    VIA RDC1 6133 sits in the E&N's Victoria yard with CP's Victoria shops in the background. The Shops in Victoria were not included in the sale/lease of the E&N to RailAmerica, although the trackage outside the shops was. With the Victoria shops now condemmed VIA has to pay RailAmerica to...
  13. From the Johnson St. Bridge

    From the Johnson St. Bridge

    E&N/VIA Rail depot shot from the Johnson St. Bridge. This is at the site of the old switch with the original station tracks.
  14. Down at the shops

    Down at the shops

    VIA 6148 watches as one of the Victoria shop workers services RDC1 6130
  15. Victoria yard

    Victoria yard

    This is all that remains of the Victoria yard. The tracks that curve to the left of the picture are all that remain of the old 6 track freight yard. CP tore it out in 1986. Those tracks also lead to the downtown Victoria station.
  16. Leaving Victoria

    Leaving Victoria

    Leaving Victoria, heading back to Nanaimo, with two ex-Rock Island grain hoppers. The conductor is riding the rear car so he can jump off and line the mainline switch back to the mainline for the RDC's.
  17. VIA 6133

    VIA 6133

    Another shot of poor ol' 6133. My first train ride was on this RDC, so it does have some sentimental value to me.
  18. VIA 6133

    VIA 6133

    VIA RDC-1 6133 has definately seen better days. She's been working on the E&N since 1981, and has for the last year been a parts source to keep 6135 and 6148 running. Rumor has it, 6133 will be scrapped.
  19. ENR 3809

    ENR 3809

    Seen here coupled to an old Rock Island grain hopper. Ready to leave Victoria on a rainy August afternoon.
  20. Ready to Leave Victoria

    Ready to Leave Victoria

    E&N GP38's 3870 and 3809 ready to leave Victoria. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)