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Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway, Nanaimo

Photograph depicts a wellcox spur. A rail hoist numbered 5053 is on a metal skid, mounted on CPR flat car #421256. The hoist is dreiven by air. Two cylinders are mounted, weighing at 150 Ibs.

Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway, Cobble Hill station

Photograph depicts the Cobble Hill station on mile 31.2. Image captured looking north west. Siding has the capacity for 26 cars and was being used for storage. The northbound daily pass train is expected at 9:15 a.m. and the southbound is expected...

Annual bath-tub race, Nanaimo

Photograph depicts the annual Bath-Tub Race that took place in Nanaimo. Visible is a competitor preparing for the start. There were 106 entries in that year.

CPR Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway

Photograph taken 2 1/2 minutes south of Nanaimo on the Island Highway, looking southward. The rail overpass carries "stockett" (branch from the main line), Wellcox (on Nanaimo harbour) spur, and shows the commencement of the spur at mile...

Former bridge crossing the Nanaimo River

Photograph depicts the former bridge that crossed the Nanaimo River. Davies had taken a photograph of the bridge in June 1965, when it was in use. The bridge was superceded by a newer one a year prior the photograph was taken. On June 13, 1972, it...

MacMillan Bloedel, Nanaimo

Photograph depicts locomotive #1077 built by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1923. It was the road engine for log traffic to Ladysmith and had been left on a spur, isolated by three breaks in the tracks. It had been out of service, as had all MacMill...

CPR Nanaimo Station

Photograph depicts the arrival of the "Dayliner" on a trip from Victoria to Courtenay. It departs from Victoria at 11:00 a.m. About 25 passengers got off. Photograph taken looking south west.

CPR Nanaimo Station

Photo was taken on mile 72.5. The image captures the arrival of the "Dayliner" from Victoria at 11:00 a.m., looking towards the south. About 25 passengers got off at this location, possibly for the May Day parade.

CPR Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway

Photograph depicts the Nanaimo depot, looking north-east. Note the removal of the tracks adjacent to the station. Only a centre through the tracks remains. Daily passenger train is headed north bound at 11:00 a.m. and southbound at 15:05 (with the...

May Day Parade in Nanaimo

Photograph depicts the 1970 May Day Parade in 1970. The Sea Cadets of Nanaimo were marching near Comox Road. The detachment appeared to be in the moment of changing arms from one shoulder to the next.

CPR Vancouver Island

Photograph taken on mile 85 which is about 15 miles north of Nanaimo and on the edge of Nanoose Bay. Image captured looking towards the south. The retreating "Dayliner" can be seen in the distance.

CPR Nanaimo Station

Photograph taken at mile 7.2. Arrival of the "Dayliner" at 11:00 captured. Image looking in the north east direction, with the rear of the train nearest the camera. A one way fare from Victoria to Nanaimo is $3.65 and from Nanaimo to Cou...

CPR Nanaimo Depot

Photograph depicts a close up of the detail of the signals attached to the buildings station. However, it is no longer used.