Dominion Pacific

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DESCRIP-
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The Dominion Pacific Railway depicts railway operations on Vancouver Island in the mid 1950s. The Canadian Pacific Railway’s Esquimalt and Nanaimo Division had been the first CPR division to be completely dieselized and operated two unique classes of Baldwin locomotives. CPR operations include the E & N Store Street trackage, Albion yard, the Johnston Street Bascule lift bridge and the CPR Russell Street yard and engine terminal. Canadian National remains all steam powered and operations include the Point Ellis yard and car ferry slip and the CN/CPR Victoria West interchange. CP passenger operations are changing from diesel hauled wooden cars to modern Budd RDCs. Both mainlines are being extended “Up Island” to tap the extensive logging, lumber, coal and fishing industries where Shay, Climax and Heisler steam locomotives still rule the woods.
SCALEHOSCENERY
FINISHED %
10
SIZEL-shaped 24 x 36POWERDigitrax DCC
OPER-
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YesOPERATING
SYSTEM
Switch lists
LOCALESouthern Vancouver Island and Victoria, B.C.ERA1955
FEATURESCurrently street trackage, lift bridge, CN and CP yards and roundhouses and CN car ferry SS Canora are operational, with focus on yard operations and switching. Mainline run and logging currently planned and under construction.

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