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A typical winter afternoon, I was the headend brakeman on the Exeter Switcher and we paused at Lone Butte for a picture or two. The Exeter Switcher did the bulk of work at Exeter (100 Mile House) switching several sawmills, plywood plant, bulk oil spur as well as other smaller customer trackage. After those chores were completed, we head south and switched several mills along the way. Quite often we ran as far south as Lime siding and switched the copper ore loading ramp and cement silos. We were a "full crew", Conductor, Engineer and two Brakemen. It was a long day working, quite often on duty 14 or 16 hours. Our home base on this job was Exeter Two crews worked this assignment in Exeter, each crew working 3 days and then 4 days off. Pay wise it was lucrative, but, the four days off was the real incentive.
The old water tower was a reminder of the days of steam. The tower is still there, a group of local residents have taken on the preservation. Lone Butte was a time table "additional flag stop" for the passenger train.
as a footnote, this slide is part of Bruce Mercer collection
Copyright Notice: This image ©Doug Lawson all rights reserved.



Caption: A typical winter afternoon, I was the headend brakeman on the Exeter Switcher and we paused at Lone Butte for a picture or two. The Exeter Switcher did the bulk of work at Exeter (100 Mile House) switching several sawmills, plywood plant, bulk oil spur as well as other smaller customer trackage. After those chores were completed, we head south and switched several mills along the way. Quite often we ran as far south as Lime siding and switched the copper ore loading ramp and cement silos. We were a "full crew", Conductor, Engineer and two Brakemen. It was a long day working, quite often on duty 14 or 16 hours. Our home base on this job was Exeter Two crews worked this assignment in Exeter, each crew working 3 days and then 4 days off. Pay wise it was lucrative, but, the four days off was the real incentive. The old water tower was a reminder of the days of steam. The tower is still there, a group of local residents have taken on the preservation. Lone Butte was a time table "additional flag stop" for the passenger train. as a footnote, this slide is part of Bruce Mercer collection

Photographer:
Doug Lawson [53] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/??/1979 (search)
Railway: BC Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: BCOL 606 (search)
Train Symbol: Exeter Switcher (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Lone Butte / Lillooet sub (search)
City/Town: Lone Butte (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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