Rainy Winter Day In Nanaimo

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  1. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

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    I decided to stop in Nanaimo while passing through in early Febuary of 1984 to check out Welcox Yard.
    5 GP9's were sitting at the service track while a 6th unit #8830 was hooking up to the idler flats which had been used to switch the rail barge earlier that day to take them to a storage track, prior to switching the recently arrived cars.
    Cheers!

    Terry

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    K.V.Div Member

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    K.V.Div Member

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    And Pic 3

    Cheers!

    Terry

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    Hi Terry what a find, when you stop just by chance and see what`s waiting for you;) always a thrill:p
    Love the snow plow van:)
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice photos Terry. Looks like a lot of lumber in the background of the first photo.
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    That is one of the mills in Nanaimo that is still running. All of the lumber produced was, at that time and I beleve still is loaded onboard Deep Sea bulk lumber carriers and shipped overseas.
    Most of the wood products that the E&N was carrying at that time (and hopefully will soon carry again), was shipped out of Port Alberni to Nanaimo where it was taken by rail barge to the mainland for shipment to North American destinations.
    Cheers!

    Terry
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    Nice photos Terry. Those Idler Flats that the 8830 is pulling look in much better shape than they do today...
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    6 units in Wellcox, plus I'm guessing at least 2 road units in Vic West and at least 1 SW8. Sure beats the 2 operational GP38's that they have now.