Logging Railways in British Columbia
Bloedel Stewart & Welch
In 1951 Bloedel, Stewart and Welch merged with H.R. MacMillan to form MacMillan Bloedel Limited.
Seldom photographed left side of a Shay geared "lokey". Two views 5/8/2015
Nicely repainted June 15, 2018
On display at entrance to Forest Discovery Centre, BC Forest Museum Park, Duncan, VI. 5/8/2015
Bloedel Stewart & Welch. Ltd. 1 a 2-truck Shay 42 ton Lima 2475
Canadian Forest Products
Canadian Forest Products 111 acq. 1949 (ex Weyerhaeuser 111) 2-6-6-2
BLW 60811 5/1929
Canadian Forest Products (CANFOR) (acq.1948) 112 2-6-2T 90-ton BLW
CFP 112. It was retired in 1968 and put on display at CANFOR in Beaver Cove, VI
Note: Relocated 3/2015 to Alberni Valley Museum, Port Alberni, VI.
Canadian Forest Products 113 (ex M&B 1055 ex Alberni Pacific 6
ex Portland, Astoria & Pacific 102)
After years of retirement and display (1975-86) this engine was restored to operation (1988) primarily for excursions by CANFOR as public relations effort. It was retired again in 1994 due in part to the retirement of steam qualified employees.
After several years it was again (October 2014) put on display in Woss right near where the roundhouse was once located.
Canadian Forest Products 117 (ex 17, ex 3) Acq. 1/1947 70-ton Shay
Lima 2687 9/1913 Englewood, VI
Canadian Forest Products fire car. 1956
Channel Logging 2, ex Camron Lbr. 1, Sahtlam Lake Lbr. nee Shawnigan
Lake Lbr. 2
Comox Logging & Railway
2 acq. 1910 ex Canwest 2 2-6-2T Baldwin 34291 7/1910
3 acq. 1911 ex Canwest 3. 2-6-2 Baldwin 35871 1/1911
Comox Logging & Railway 7 (acq. 1920 ex PGE
2 nee Howe Sound & Northern 2) next to log ponds circa 1940's.
Comox Logging & Railway 11 acq. 1937 ex Simpson Logging, WA Baldwin
Comox Logging & Railway Co. log flat car.
12 acq. 5/1942 ex Merrill & Ring Lumber 2, nee Squamish Timber
2. 50-ton Lima 3311 6/1927
Elk Falls 1 2-truck 50-ton Shay oil-fired. Lima 3289 10/1925 Elk Falls,
VI. November 1967.
This was the last steam locomotive in Canada in use for revenue freight. It switched the barge operation at Duncan Bay on Vancouver Island and the Elk Falls paper mill an isolated operation, having been transferred there from Comox Logging & Railway of parent company Crown Zellerbach Canada. It was finally retired in 1973 and in 1974 found its way to the National Museum of Science & Technology (now; Canada Science and Technology Museum) in Ottawa where it was eventually restored to occasional operation on their property. Built for Merrill & Ring Lumber 4, Thedosia Arm, BC, it was sold in May 1942 to Comox Logging and Railway 15 for their extensive logging railway at Ladysmith, VI. In 1951 it went to Elk Falls.
Osborn Bay Wharf 1, Crofton; ex Export Lbr. 1, ex Mayo Lbr. nee Hillcrest
Lumber Co. 1 (Cowichan Lake)
Two views of number 1 below lettered for Cowichan Valley Railway at
the British Columbia Forest Museum.
Hillcrest Lumber Co. Ltd. 9 50-ton Climax #1359 6/1915 Mesachie Lake,
VI. July 18, 1957
Two photos of 10 shoving 9. Bud Laws Collection
Hillcrest Lumber 9 2-truck 50-ton Climax 1359 6/1915
Hillcrest Lumber 10 Last Climax geared steam locomotive in Canada
MacMillan and Bloedel
In 1951 Bloedel, Stewart and Welch merged with H.R. MacMillan to form MacMillan and Bloedel Limited.
Note: H.R.MacMillan Export Co. Ltd. formed 1919.
H.R.MacMillan's inspection automobile. Digital restoration Walter Pfefferle
M&B 2 on display in Port Alberni, VI. ex Alberni Pacific Lumber 2 nee Wiest Logging 1. Lima 2548 6/1912
1044 at Chemanius, VI. May 26, 1964 Bud Laws Collection
MacMillan & Bloedel 1044 was one of the last operating steam locomotives
Mac Millan Bloedel 1044 50-ton Shay Lima #3262 4/1924 with log flat
displayed at North Cowichan, VI
MacMillan and Bloedel 1077 one of the last active steam logging engines.
MLW 65337 12/1923
Mayo Lumber 3 50-ton Shay Lima #3262 4/1924 Displayed at Paldi, VI
by Mayo Lbr. 1959.
Mayo Lumber 3 Two photos Duncan, VI 8/29/2010 Graham Harrison
Osborne Bay Wharf
Osborne Bay Wharf 1 (acq. 3/1947 ex Mayo Lbr.) Shay Lima #3147 12/1920.
Another view from the other side of Osborne Bay Wharf 1.
Steam crane. Osgoode-Washington
No. 1 wood burning 28-ton Shay with crew posing. Lima 2253 2/1910
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