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Number:  5 - Railroad:  Cowichan Valley -   Status:  Display
Location:  Duncan, BC - Type:  Brookville  - H.P. ?
Photo date: 2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

This is an interesting small locomotive that was semi-abandoned on display at
the BC Forest Museum.   Note the old flathead V-8 that appears to power it.  
More info coming soon.  This looks like a version of the famous 12 ton Plymouths.
Number:  6135 - RR:  VIA (old E&N) -   Status: Active
Location:  Victoria, BC - Type:  RDC-1  - H.P. 275 x 2 engines
Photo date: 2004 - Build Date: 1958  Retired: n/a

This and the below locomotive are diesel powered passenger coaches which
run daily on the last remaining standard gauge railroad on Vancouver Island,
BC.    They run on the old E&N railroad, which is now owned by BC Rail, but VIA
Rail America, runs these passenger trains.  
Number:  6148 - RR:  VIA (old E&N) -   Status: Active
Location:  Victoria, BC - Type:  RDC-1  - H.P. 275 x 2 engines
Photo date: 2004 - Build Date: 1958  Retired: n/a

The second of two powered coaches that run up and down Vancouver Island,
BC.  Power is via two diesel engines and can be driven from either end of the
coach.
Number:  27 - RR:  Cowichan Valley -   Status: Active
Location:  Duncan, BC - Type:  Gibson Style  - H.P. ~250
Photo date: 2004 - Build Date: 1960s  Retired: n/a

This is a replica of a narrow gauge Gibson type gas powered passenger car built
in the 1960s for the Cowichan Valley passenger excursion railroad.  It's
powered by a Ford 351 gas engine.
Number:  401 - RR:  De Oro Mine Co. -   Status: Abandoned
Loc: Blewett, WA  - Type:  EIMCO  - Engine: air powered turbine
Photo date: 2003 - Build Date: 1950s  Retired: 1980s

I found this unique air powered mine locomotive on the remote Pole Pike mine site.   
The mine is accessible only by foot, so this machinery was abandoned here when
the mine closed in the early 1980s.   It's actually still sitting on tracks, which are
buried under dirt and gravel.  More info on my
Washington Cascades trip page.
Number:  553 - Railroad:  Port of Tillamook RR -   Status:  Storage
Location:  Garibadi, OR - Type: Budd RDC-1  - H.P. 275 x 2 engines
Photo date: 2004 - Build Date: 1954 -  Retired: n/a

One of two powered coaches used by the POTB for their excursion line.   This one
was spotted several years ago just sitting on a siding.   The roster says that it's in
storage, while the other unit is active.
Number:  ? - Railroad:  ? -   Status:  Storage
Location:  Duncan, BC - Type: ?  - H.P. ?
Photo date: 2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

These mini-locomotives and speeders were in storage at the BC Forest Museum, in
Ducan, BC (Vancouver Island)   I don't have any specific information on them, other
than they appear to be narrow gauge locos used on various logging and mining lines
on Vancouver Island.
Number:  300 - Railroad:  Astoria Riverfront Trolley -   Status:  Active
Location:  Astoria, OR - Type: American Car Company  - H.P. n/a
Photo date: 2004 - Build Date: 1913 -  Retired: 1933-now restored

Number 300 is on loan to Astoria from the San Antonio Museum of Art.  It was restored
in Astoria in 1999.   Normally powered by overhead wires, this trolley uses a towed
self contained generator.  It runs on several miles of Astoria Riverfront track that was
formerly owned by the SP&S Railroad.
Number:  ? - Railroad:  POTB -   Status:  Stored
Location: Mapleton, OR - Type:  Budd RDC-1- H.P. 275 x 2
Photo date: 10/2004 - Build Date: 1954 -  Retired: n/a

Owned by Southern Pacific since built, it was converted to an SD9R in 1976.  The
POTB purchased it as one of it's first units in 1986.  Check out the
POTB page.
Number:  ? - Railroad: Coos Bay Lumber Co. -  Status:  Display
Location: Powers, OR - Type:  Self Propelled crew car
Photo date: 11/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

This logging crew car was self propelled and used on the Coos Bay Lumber Co.
Mainline and probably some of it's logging spurs.  Today it's on display in Powers,
OR.  Check out my
Coos Bay Lumber Co. Page for more info.
Number:  ? - Railroad: PGE Bull Run. -  Status:  Active
Location: Bull Run, OR - Type:  Self Propelled crew car
Photo date: 10/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

One of several custom made speeders that are used by  PGE to inspect and repair its
3 mile long Bull Run flume.  Check out my
PGE Bull Run Railroad Page for more info.
Number:  ? - Railroad: PGE Bull Run. -  Status:  Active
Location: Bull Run, OR - Type:  Self Propelled crew car
Photo date: 10/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

One of several custom made speeders that are used by  PGE to inspect and repair its
3 mile long Bull Run flume.  Check out my
PGE Bull Run Railroad Page for more info.
Number:  ? - Railroad: Chelatchie Prairie RR. -  Status:  Active
Location: Chelatchie, WA - Type:  Speeder
Photo date: 5/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

One of several speeders used by the Chelatchie Prairie RR.   Check out my
Chelatchie Praire Railroad.
If anyone has any further information on any of the above pictured speeders & small  locomotives that
you'd like to share, you can
Email me anytime.  Thanks.
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Last Update:  December 31, 2005
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