For Dominion Day...some nice RR scenes from Victoria, Vancouver Island

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For Dominion Day...some nice RR scenes from Victoria, Vancouver Island
Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 2, 2018 11:51 AM

A crowded scene at the busy little yard in Victoria. To far right is a small portion of the roundhouse. Beyond the turntable is the car shop farther back the stores building and sand tower. Baldwin diesels in middle and at far left is CLC Hydraulic switcher with steam powered auxiliary crane. Work service equipment in between. July 13, 1968

414326 the last operating steam powered auxiliary crane on the entire CPR. July 13, 1968 

414326 at work ten days later. July 23, 1968 It has been preserved in BC.

Extra 8008 on the Island. 1970 Mac Owen Collection/Joseph Testagrose Collection.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 12:44 AM

And now Victoria has no trains.

Only one of those Baldwins is left, and is not operable.

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:22 AM

Yes, so sad, so short sighted, it's nuts. Ditto for all,ALL, of Newfoundland and all of PEI. That's 2 Provinces without any rail whatsoever. That's just crazy. The CASO is gone, nothing left but the tunnel. You can't tell me that would not be the premier super double track railroad between Michigan and New York State. I swear North American society hates itself. Either that or we all got real stupid.


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