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Vancouver Wharves Limited
1995 West 1st Street North Vancouver
Mile 2.0 Squamish Subdivision.

Bulk marine terminal of 139 acres on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, it opened in 1960.

Note: Sold 1993 to British Columbia Railway. April 3, 2007 40 year lease to Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals.
Canadian National Railways acquired BC Rail July 14, 2004 following which CN took over all switching.
Only 1 unit 820 retained.

All photographs Mark Forseille unless otherwise credited.

25 switching on the dock. 6/01/1971

Vancouver Wharves terminal 8/1981.

21:1st sitting at the servicing facility. 6/01/1971

22:1st photographed 6/01/1971

22 is actually number 2. Acquired 5/1960 (ex Samuel Williams & Sons Ltd. 22 Dagenham, England.)
Hudswell Clarke & Co. Leeds, England. #D702 1949. 30 ton 300 hp diesel mechanical (jackshaft drive) 0-6-0
One of two identical units acquired for startup. 1 (21) scrapped 1/1973 for parts. 2 (22) sold 9/1974.
When the workload became too heavy these two small diesels were replaced by two steam locomotives!
January 1974 Douglas Sanford

21(2nd) acquired c.9/1980 (ex Tacoma Municipal Belt 950 nee SP 1220). Alco S-6 900 hp #81724 6/1956 March 1994.
Looking pretty shabby this unit was 25 years old when acquired and nearly 38 years old when photographed.

22:2nd acq. 6/1978 (ex Mannix Construction 54, SP&S 54 nee Oregon Electric 54) RS-1 Alco 6/1945
Claude Prutton

Vancouver Wharves 24 acq. 10/1973 ex CN 8141 S-2 MLW #76468 6/1949 August 12/1975 Sid Vaught

Vancouver Wharves 25 ex CNR 74 nee National Harbours Board 1. 80-tonner GE #28688 3/1947
This was the second diesel in BC. Preserved 1969 by WCRA. 6/15/1966 Peter Cox

25 repainted in more traditional colour. 9/1976 Paul Mc Grane collection

26 (1st) acq. 5/1969 (ex CN 8469 S-3 MLW 79129 5/1953 9/09/1969 Peter Cox

26 (2nd) ex 30:1st in original paint scheme just received from Southern Pacific
Note stencils on trucks. LA 2-81 indicates shop Los Angeles and date also gearing 74:18

26 (2nd) ex 30 (1st) acq. 2/1981 (ex SP 1232/1065) S-6 900 hp Alco # 81806 8/1956 July 1989

27 ex CN 8468 See below. Sitting at the servicing facility. 6/01/1971

27 acquired 6/1970 as 8 (ex CN 8468) S-3 660 hp MLW #77289 3/1953 CNR Toronto Yard J.Bryce Lee

Vancouver Wharves 28 acq. 12/1972 ex CN 8472 S-3 MLW #79132 6/1953 July 1987 Henry Yuen
One of three ex CNR 660 HP S-3's acquired by Vancouver Wharves.

Vancouver Wharves 29 acq. 10/1980 (one of four) ex SP1240 S-6 900 HPAlco #1819 11/1956
July 1987 Henry Yuen Note: In 1996 29 was sold to OSR 500

820 acq. 1995 (ex SSW 2582) SW1500 1500 hp EMD #35760 1/1970 November 1, 2002
Finally, some modern power is acquired even though it was already 25 years old!
The number series appears to repeat early units which began at 21 although why 800 series?
Sold c. 2009 Kinder Morgan, North Vancouver.

821 acq. 1996 (ex SSW 2491) EMD SW1500 EMD #33622 6/1968 May 10,1997
Sold 10/2006 Modesto and Empire Traction 1500

822 acq. 8/1988 (ex SP 2280) SW1200 1200 hp EMD #30247 7/1965 March 6, 2000
A filthy unit with signs of heavy oil loss from the stack testifies to a lack of maintenance
a situation commonplace to industrial units which are often run until they fail before they are fixed.

823 acq. 1996 (ex SP 2489) SW1500 EMD #33620 6/1968 December 5, 2000.
Sold 10/2006 M&ET 1501

824 acq.12/1986 (ex T&P 1279) SW1200 EMD #31237 2/1966 July 1989
Sold 8/1998 Hudson Bay Ry. 824

826 (ex 26:2 ex 30:1) S-6 Alco 81806 8/1956 North Van 9/30/1986
Sold 1997 Canadian Railserve later, DOWX 1008

827 acq. 3/1992 (ex BCR 502 nee PGE 1002) S-13 (DL-411) 1000 hp MLW #82549 1/1959 August 29, 1996
Sold 1996 Ontario Southland 502

 

 



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