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Jack Work coal mine

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Jack Work coal mine
Posted by shahomy on Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:13 PM

I finally found the location and a pic of this tipple

"Information / Image courtesy of Nanaimo Community Archive"

 

 

 

 

And here`s a interesting little tidbit from an audio file from the British Columbia archives about the #16 loco

The 16, the 16 did a rather noble thing, it came to a noble end.  The 16 was running on the Comox Logging and Railway Company track when it reverted to Comox Logging and Railway and it was running up to the White Rapids Mine and Joe Hickman was running it and Tom, not Tom Harris, Morgan Harris was firing it.  (Inaudible comment from the audience) no [Cutburg?] wasn't on that one, [Cutburg?] was down on the 10.  And it was going up and it just about got to the bridge, the big steel bridge over the Nanaimo River, and when a couple of coal cars got away from the mine and they were coming down to meet the engine.  They were coming down grade, really coming, and it the engine, bang right on and as it hit, it stopped the engine and coal out of the cars behind the engine spilled right over and buried the fireman.  And Joe Hickman dug with his fingers and he dug the fireman out and I believe he got a medal for it.  But that was the 16 and it was so badly broken up it stayed up at the mine for about a year and we looked at it and finally one day it was no more.

 

 

Am i ever gonna be able to lay any track???

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Posted by oldline1 on Friday, October 20, 2017 12:16 PM

Thanks for the info on the mine. It has always been a favorite of myself and many others. Several plastic manufacturers have produced the kit since AHM first brought it out many years ago in HO

Interesting story about the runaway cars nd the steamer.

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Posted by shahomy on Monday, November 06, 2017 6:02 PM

Acquired an additional pic...

Am i ever gonna be able to lay any track???

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