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 No.4827

>One of the last logging railroads in North America ended a century-long run Nov. 6 as Englewood Railway ceased operations on Vancouver Island off Canada’s West Coast.

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/short-lines/canada-logging-line-shuts-down-after-100-years.html

 No.4828

That is unfortunate.

And the line is probably too far out in the middle of Fuddruck, Nowhere, British Columbia to consider preserving as a heritage line.

 No.4835

>>4828
It would be beautiful.

 No.4836

Time to head up there with the speeder before it gets all overgrown.

 No.4842

I live near it and am intimately familiar with the line. I have hiked and explored virtually the whole grade including several of it's abandoned branches from decades ago. This news saddens me, and contrary to reports it's not a real cost saving measure.

It's a beautifully maintained railroad with some unique locomotives. I love watching & listening to a heavy train in full dynamics roll slowly downgrade with 60 to 70 log cars.

If I know the company, WFP will scrap the line quickly. I just wonder what will become of the four diesels. #303 is still in Canfor yellow and has been stored out-of-service since 2008-ish.

>4836

If you're serious about a speeder trip, i'd like to join you. You may have to act quick, I heard a rumour that dismantling may occur as early as April. I'll have to do some calling around to find out for sure.

 No.4849

>>4842
I wish I were but that's too far of a trip for an uncertain ride.

 No.4870

>>4842
If you can talk to the owners and arrange a NARCOA excursion you would have no problem finding an open seat.



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