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Photo ID: 705315

Canadian Forest Products 2-8-2 type steam locomotive #113 on display at Woss, BC. 135 tons, built by Alco in 1920. This photo is from a trip my wife & I took out west on VIA Rail’s ‘Skeena’ & ‘Can... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Forest Products
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Woss, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CFP 113
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 09, 2019


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Jul 31, 2019

Views: 1,856
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 608034

The RDC pair making up VIA's daily Vancouver Island run over CP subsidiary Equimalt & Nanaimo has reached its northern terminal, and lays over at the sturdy old Courtenay station before returning... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: Budd RDC
Location: Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 198
Photo Date: September 20, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 25, 2017

Views: 2,009
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 500300

A pair of heavily modified SW1200s have dropped a train load of logs at the yard in Beaver Cove and have coupled onto a string of skeleton cars for the return trip back into the forests of Vancouv... (more)

Railroad: Englewood Railway
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Beaver Cove, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: WFP 302
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 14, 2011


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Oct 01, 2014

Views: 13,713
Comments: 6

Favorited: 78
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Photo ID: 462431

SRY 128 leading the Parksville Turn across the Englishman River Bridge.

Railroad: Southern Railway of British Columbia
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: SRY 128
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 07, 2013


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By: Chris Medland

Added: Dec 16, 2013

Views: 3,122
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 461280

SRY 128 leading the Duncan Turn as they near Koksilah siding, which is now the southern end of in service track for the E&N.

Railroad: Southern Railway of British Columbia
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: SRY 128
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 24, 2013


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By: Chris Medland

Added: Dec 07, 2013

Views: 3,057
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Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 432196

Bloedel 2-truck Shay #1, Duncan, BC. For more pics & videos from my collection see my website at http://northamericabyrail.info/

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-4-0
Location: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 23, 2009


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Added: Apr 14, 2013

Views: 2,350
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Photo ID: 430391

Alberni Pacific 2-8-2T type steam locomotive #7 at the engine shed in Port Alberni, BC. For more pics & videos from my collection see my website at http://northamericabyrail.info/

Railroad: Alberni Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: APR 7
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2011


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By: Hiawatha Pete

Added: Mar 30, 2013

Views: 2,054
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 411452

VIA Rail Canada's Malahat approaches Union Bay, B.C., on Vancouver Island, as fall colour starts to show. This line between Victoria and Courtenay is the antithesis of "high iron"; in fact, one is... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: Budd RDC
Location: Union Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6148
Train ID: 199
Photo Date: October 09, 2002


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By: Carl Blesch

Added: Oct 09, 2012

Views: 5,139
Comments: 1

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 393693

Speeder 1 with the East End Track Gang pauses at MP 27.5 of the E&N Railway's Port Alberni Subdivision (ex CP) for a photo shoot on site of a recent major rock slide above Vancouver Island's Alber... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Woodings Railcar CBL
Location: Alberni Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: 16-003
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 04, 2012


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By: James Woodyatt

Added: Mar 31, 2012

Views: 3,754
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 294748

Alberni Pacific Railway’s 1929 built 2-8-2ST departs from the former Canadian Pacific Railway station for the 5-mile trip to the R.B McLean Mill Historic Site.

Railroad: Alberni Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2ST
Location: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: IHSX 7
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 22, 2009


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By: Steve Arnot

Added: Aug 22, 2009

Views: 2,964
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Favorited: 4


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Photo ID: 294099

The northbound Malahat crosses the 529 foot Niagara Creek Canyon Trestle. The cantilever suspension bridge was constructed in 1883 and used to cross the Fraser River at Cisco, BC before being rel... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: BUDD RDC-2m
Location: Langford, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6148
Train ID: VIA 299
Photo Date: August 16, 2009


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By: Steve Arnot

Added: Aug 16, 2009

Views: 3,453
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 274965

VIA 6148 and 6135 arrive at Duncan with the northbound Malahat.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: BUDD RDC-2m
Location: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6148
Train ID: VIA 299
Photo Date: March 08, 2009


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By: Steve Arnot

Added: Mar 08, 2009

Views: 4,245
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 246919

VIA RDC-1s 6135 and 6133 pass SRY 124 as they head for their final stop of the afternoon at the station in downtown Victoria.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: BUDD RDC-1
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6135
Train ID: VIA 198
Photo Date: August 15, 2008


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By: Steve Arnot

Added: Aug 15, 2008

Views: 6,593
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Photo ID: 214641

Re-routed VIA Malahat crosses the Trans-Canada Highway on its way to the station in Nanaimo. VIA trains between Nanaimo and Victoria where cancelled after SRY closed the Esquimalt Sub south of Dun... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: BUDD RDC-1
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6135
Train ID: VIA 199
Photo Date: December 06, 2007


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By: Steve Arnot

Added: Dec 06, 2007

Views: 8,761
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Photo ID: 196967

VIA #198, the MALAHAT, just arrived at the Victoria station, from its return trip to Courtenay

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: BUDD RDC-1
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6148
Train ID: VIA 198
Photo Date: May 14, 2007


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By: Andre St-Amant

Added: Aug 11, 2007

Views: 4,033
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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