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On northern Vancouver Island, Canadian Forest Products had a spur eastward from Woss to a road-to-rail log reload at Crowman Lake (which CFP spelled Croman), passing along the north side of Hoomak Lake around the halfway mark, thus the H-Line name of that spur.  On Wednesday 1979-08-29, dynamic-brake-equipped SW1200 301, new to CFP in 1956, handled a long string of skeleton log empties by Hoomak Lake enroute the Croman reload, with Mount Markusen prominent in the background.

This H-line spur is the same line where a multiple-fatality runaway of loaded log cars occurred closer to Woss on 2017-04-20 (https://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/rail/2017/r17v0096/r17v0096.html) which resulted in the total shutdown of that railway (then the Englewood Railway of Western Forest Products) as announced on 2017-11-07.
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Caption: On northern Vancouver Island, Canadian Forest Products had a spur eastward from Woss to a road-to-rail log reload at Crowman Lake (which CFP spelled Croman), passing along the north side of Hoomak Lake around the halfway mark, thus the H-Line name of that spur. On Wednesday 1979-08-29, dynamic-brake-equipped SW1200 301, new to CFP in 1956, handled a long string of skeleton log empties by Hoomak Lake enroute the Croman reload, with Mount Markusen prominent in the background.

This H-line spur is the same line where a multiple-fatality runaway of loaded log cars occurred closer to Woss on 2017-04-20 (https://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/rail/2017/r17v0096/r17v0096.html) which resulted in the total shutdown of that railway (then the Englewood Railway of Western Forest Products) as announced on 2017-11-07.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [154] (more) (contact)
Date: 1979-08-29 (search)
Railway: Canadian Forest Products (search)
Reporting Marks: CFP 301 (search)
Train Symbol: Eastward empties (search)
Subdivision/SNS: H-line (4.2) (search)
City/Town: near Woss (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Nice photo. The railway has been completely lifted except the north end at beaver cove where these cars are stored.

  2. Great shot. This is a line I wish was still in operation.

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