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March of 1985 the WP (Williams Lake -Prince George) freight has just completed some switching chores at the Dunkley Lumber sawmill located at mile 413.6 on the BC Rail Prince George subdivision. While waiting for the train air to settle, I stood on the roadbed and captured this image. Shortly after this picture was taken, we would continue our journey north to Prince George BC, take some rest and then return trip to our home terminal of Williams Lake.  Dunkley Lumber was an interesting place to switch, there was a lumber loading track with north connection only and a wood chip track with south end connection. The lumber track held six cars and the chip track held fifteen or so wood chip cars. Quite often we would have to "pull and supply" both tracks and this would involve several run around moves in the small siding adjacent to the main track. The siding only held ten cars and to compound the switching headache there was a road crossing to be manually protected by a crew member. Dunkley Lumber was a very modern, high production mill and a valued customer of BC Rail.
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Caption: March of 1985 the WP (Williams Lake -Prince George) freight has just completed some switching chores at the Dunkley Lumber sawmill located at mile 413.6 on the BC Rail Prince George subdivision. While waiting for the train air to settle, I stood on the roadbed and captured this image. Shortly after this picture was taken, we would continue our journey north to Prince George BC, take some rest and then return trip to our home terminal of Williams Lake. Dunkley Lumber was an interesting place to switch, there was a lumber loading track with north connection only and a wood chip track with south end connection. The lumber track held six cars and the chip track held fifteen or so wood chip cars. Quite often we would have to "pull and supply" both tracks and this would involve several run around moves in the small siding adjacent to the main track. The siding only held ten cars and to compound the switching headache there was a road crossing to be manually protected by a crew member. Dunkley Lumber was a very modern, high production mill and a valued customer of BC Rail.

Photographer:
Doug Lawson, collection of Bruce Mercer [9] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/27/1985 (search)
Railway: BC Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: BCOL 617-608-S404 (search)
Train Symbol: 'WP' (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 413 Prince George Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Dunkley (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Great shot and great info. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Exactly why BC rail is awesome. MLWs!!!

  3. Great motive power – thanks for sharing.

  4. Nice, who doesn’t like BC Rail

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