Monday, October 03, 2011

 

How is it that BCR appears to own the line between Roberts Bank and Pratt - disconnected from rest of BCR?

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BC Mary comment
:  This page contains a wealth of information. Are we paying enough attention to Roberts Bank?

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How is it that BCR appears to own the line between Roberts Bank and Pratt - disconnected from rest of BCR?

And CP owns a disconnected segment from Pratt to Livingstone, which iirc was [or is?] part of the current SRY, former British Columbia Electric?

Are these segments individually dispatched by the owning road?



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> How is it that BCR appears to own the line between
> Roberts Bank and Pratt - disconnected from rest of
> BCR?

Intended to keep access to the Westshore Coal Terminal and Deltaport Container Terminal neutral.

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> And CP owns a disconnected segment from Pratt to
> Livingstone, which iirc was part of the current
> SRY, former British Columbia Electric?
>
> Are these segments individually dispatched by the
> owning road?

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> How is it that BCR appears to own the line between
> Roberts Bank and Pratt - disconnected from rest of
> BCR?

This was built as the "BC Harbour Commissioners Railway", a Provincially owned railway seperate from the BCR. At some point it was folded into  the BCR while the Province of BC still owned it.

The present owner is still BCR, specifically not leased to CN when the rest of the railway was. It was and is controlled from a small dispatching/yard office at Roberts Bank ...


BC Mary comment:  an exceptionally good read, full of unexpected information given in conversation between trainmen. Please visit this Trainmen's site:


http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?15,2579070,2579404

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