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Time table scheduled train No. 23, VP symbol (Vancouver-Peace) departing Williams Lake BC with traffic destined to various terminals on the BC Rail system. The VP symbol originated in North Vancouver and ran the length of the railway to Fort Nelson. At the time BC Rail had a very lucrative TOFC business hauling perishable and non-perishable goods for various large grocery companies, trailer loads for the liquor board, building materials, welding supplies and machinery of all sorts. Quite often the railway would get back haul in the empty trailers, generally lumber or bales of pulp.
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Caption: Time table scheduled train No. 23, VP symbol (Vancouver-Peace) departing Williams Lake BC with traffic destined to various terminals on the BC Rail system. The VP symbol originated in North Vancouver and ran the length of the railway to Fort Nelson. At the time BC Rail had a very lucrative TOFC business hauling perishable and non-perishable goods for various large grocery companies, trailer loads for the liquor board, building materials, welding supplies and machinery of all sorts. Quite often the railway would get back haul in the empty trailers, generally lumber or bales of pulp.

Photographer:
Doug Lawson [193] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/??/1980 (search)
Railway: BC Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: BCOL 752 (search)
Train Symbol: No. 23 (VP) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Prince George sub (search)
City/Town: Williams Lake (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Yes, 752 was brand new, first trip north. I don’t have the exact date.

  2. That unit looks new, was it?

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