2spot wrote:Funny that the Victoria Subdivision is north of Parksville. This is very good news. Seems to me that in 2001 E&N/RA gave notice of cessation of freight service, and the line faced closure. Now the customer base is growing again... I still miss seeing the Geeps rumble through Langford. Did the E&N ever run anything other than GP units after the Baldwins on the mainline? Will 2099 be put back in service?
The line from Victoria to Courtenay is the Victoria Subdivision, Port Alberni Sub runs from Parksville to Port Alberni. The Geeps replaced the Baldwins, the high hood GP7's and GP9's. CPR had two MLW switchers, later replaced by GM SW8's based out of Victoria for switching the Store St. trackage, and Langford switch jobs. CPR also used SW1200RS's and RS23's, basically whatever was available at Port Coquitlam that was light enough to run on the E&N. Not to mention that shortly after RailAmerica took over they leased two (ex-BC Hydro) SW900's off BC Southern Rail Link.