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On Vancouver Island, and between the Lake Cowichan interchange with the E&N and their mill at Honeymoon Bay, Western Forest Industries operated a 1929 Plymouth WLG-8 locomotive numbered 40 (previously 7) as required to bring empties to the mill and take resulting outbound loads to the interchange for furtherance to off-Island destinations.  Here, WFI 40 has three empties in tow and is crossing the Robertson River bridge westward on a cool Monday 1974-03 -11, with less than two miles to go to reach the mill.

Number 40 went to Westcan Terminals at Ogden Point in Victoria in 1978, where it regained its number 7, then went to the Ladysmith museum in 1987 and then in 1996 to the Kaatza Museum in Lake Cowichan in 1996, where it is now on display, just 6 km (as the raven flies) east-northeast of this photo location.
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Caption: On Vancouver Island, and between the Lake Cowichan interchange with the E&N and their mill at Honeymoon Bay, Western Forest Industries operated a 1929 Plymouth WLG-8 locomotive numbered 40 (previously 7) as required to bring empties to the mill and take resulting outbound loads to the interchange for furtherance to off-Island destinations. Here, WFI 40 has three empties in tow and is crossing the Robertson River bridge westward on a cool Monday 1974-03 -11, with less than two miles to go to reach the mill.

Number 40 went to Westcan Terminals at Ogden Point in Victoria in 1978, where it regained its number 7, then went to the Ladysmith museum in 1987 and then in 1996 to the Kaatza Museum in Lake Cowichan in 1996, where it is now on display, just 6 km (as the raven flies) east-northeast of this photo location.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [89] (more) (contact)
Date: 1974-03-11 (search)
Railway: Industrial (search)
Reporting Marks: WFI 40 (search)
Train Symbol: Westward empties (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Honeymoon Bay spur (search)
City/Town: Honeymoon Bay (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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5 Comments
  1. A good documentation of WFI 40’s earlier history is at .

  2. Wow, very cool.

  3. Great work documenting this, and a nice scene too.

  4. Absolutely incredible…

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