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http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/logging/WFP_123.jpg

Seems this contraption is still in use... 

Pic. is from 2016... 

What unfortunate loggers have to ride to their doom in this thing ... ?




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corv8 wrote: 
What unfortunate loggers have to ride to their doom in this thing ... ?


Oh, I wouldn't worry, they are lumberjacks and they're okay.




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I recall seeing a similar one lettered for Weyerhauser.

But I have been wrong before as my wife tells me every 5 minutes...

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" I have been wrong before as my wife tells me every 5 minutes... "


Hi Jose  :wave:


I guess that means at full-speed ...  :slow:

... you could be wrong about 12 Things/Hour ?  :shocked:


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From 'Google Images' ...





'Western Forrest Products' ?
The genetic-fingerprint is unmistakable !  :old dude:  :brill:



Deathproof ?  :w:



I have seen various speeders of very similar designs ...

... & I could be WRONG  ;)  but I'm gonna say 'Gibson' built ?  L:

( wouldn't put $$$ on it though ... I could be WRONG ! )  :P


:java: :pimp: :java:


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They all have a thing in common:

They look like junkyard rejects!

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Being wrong doesn't work like math.

While the product of 2 negatives make a positive,
two wrongs, while married, make a cosmically big WRONG!

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pipopak wrote:
They all have a thing in common:

They look like junkyard rejects!


The bus type folding door leads in this direction.... 

However, the many curved panels seem to indicate they had a capable bodyman. 
Would have been far easier to build a rectangular box on four wheels.

Maybe they had a supply of retired buses with round bodies to cannibalize?




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Hi all

Canfor/Western Forest Products Englewood speeders 123, 124 and 129,
were built by Hays Gibson around 1947.

123 and 124 were built new for Canfor, and 129 came second hand.

They were built to standards laid down by British Columbia Department of Railways,
governing speeders on logging railroads.

This included fitting airbrakes, safety glass and sanding gear,
and improved ride by ensuring adequate wheel base etc.

They had to be painted in a high visibility color (yellow),
and fitted with two head lamps to distinguish them from locomotives at night.

Speeders were an improvement over converted box cars for crew comfort,
and also when fitted with couplers could be used for light switching.

I saw #123 and 129 (converted for MoW) at Nimpkish and 124 stored at Woss in 2006,
and they were used up to the end of the railroad in 2017.

I attach a photo I took in 2006.

I missed seeing them arrive as my wife and I were down on the lakeside,
looking at the remains of the 1940’s log dump.

A missed opportunity I guess.

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This is 129 stripped down with a "flat bed" for track maintenance.
 
Also at Nimpkish in 2006.

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And #124 in reserve at Woss.
 
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