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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1365 on: April 02, 2018, 09:34:01 PM »
Gibsons!!!!
Nick and Relic and the goofy Mountie and the lady who ran the cafe.
The BEACHCOMBERS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENMOwXwRTZU
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beachcombers

Great Canadian TV Show.

Hope you enjoyed yourselves there.

Yes, I did watch that a time or 2! Molly's Reach, had supper there, just to see I suppose!

Jim.

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1365 on: April 02, 2018, 09:34:01 PM »

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1366 on: April 02, 2018, 09:36:05 PM »
The KW and WS loggers are really cool, definitely a couple tough looking beasts! 8)
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1367 on: April 03, 2018, 12:13:59 AM »
After we checked out Sechelt, I wanted to see the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Mill, one of the oldest mills in BC, on the map it shows it as Pt. Melon, even the destination board from the ferry terminal indicates it is north west, so we followed the road and came to the gate, no other road around it, there is NO way for a spectator to see anything from land, I guess I need a drone next or a boat! So, we looked around a few side roads near Pt. Melon to see if we could get a look but no, we did get some activity, these KW T800 wood chip trucks

and a wood chip trailer on another KW

had to zoom in on these old W900's

these tankers are all lined up and belong to Westcan, looks to me like they might just ferry the loaded tankers from Britannia Beach across the water -on the way to Whistler- so they can avoid loaded fuel tankers on the BC Ferries. There was a barge/ferry dock right beside the silos

Speaking of Westcan, here comes a Mack Pinnacle tanker, looks like he is going to switch trailers and go again

that was it for Pt. Melon! On the way back to Gibsons, I spotted this fine old 70's GMC 6500 dump truck sitting on the hillside - there is very little flat property around

this shot is taken right near the ferry terminal, same Peterbilt 359 I took on Sunday but Friday this T800 was also here


Bonus Shot:

The harbor (Gibsons) looking toward the ferry terminal


Jim.
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1368 on: April 03, 2018, 07:20:13 AM »

Nice catches Jim, very cool pic of the harbor!

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« Reply #1369 on: April 04, 2018, 11:40:43 PM »
Thanks Jon.

More from Gibsons, we went for a morning walk to catch some of the trucks we could somewhat see from the road while driving, this is a better way to get up closer, just up from the hotel we stayed at, a view of local City Transfer

they have several short nose Cascadia tractors like this one

the Esso Agent with a pair of Volvo VHD and a Granite

more from the bone yard, this crew cab Topkick could well be an ex CP Rail truck? I see a KW T2000 cab in behind it along with a bunch of hidden units

here is a W/S 4700 from a local Building Supply

walking back on the other side of the street, here is the front view of Len Wrays UVL agent

 a quick point and shoot at a Freightliner Classic SB on 101. The Hotel we stayed at is in the background

a Western Star logger NB having unloaded likely near Pt Melon

back at the hotel, Superior Propane M2 SB 101

KW T680 day cab pedaling a load for Clark Freightways at the market square near the harbor

a Volvo emerges from behind the Save On Foods store


BONUS SHOT:

Climbing up from the town square, the little CAT is preparing a lot for building a new home with a view


Jim.
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1370 on: April 05, 2018, 05:33:48 AM »
Enjoying your holiday pictures for sure Jim.

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1371 on: April 05, 2018, 06:32:52 AM »
Very interesting truck mix photos. The local small town Gibsons tiny crossdock has a look of the good old days trucking.

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1372 on: April 06, 2018, 07:51:45 PM »

The single axle VHD tanker is a unique catch, but all of these are really cool!

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« Reply #1373 on: April 07, 2018, 12:46:24 AM »
Rob: Glad you enjoy, it was great to get away for the weekend and explore!

Rene: Yeah, love the small town feel, it does have a bit of an old school vibe, I can see why people retire in small towns, it's like an Island but it isn't, probably why it is so dis-connected from the main "zoo".

Jon: Thanks, I had to take a 2nd look at the VHD, it is actually a tandem, very decieving pic as th eshadow blocks the rear tires. I had to zoom in quite a bit on the picture to see that.

 The next batch is back to Sechelt, on the way, this SB HWY 101 KW T800 is pulling a Clark Freightways trailer
Roll off FL80 off a side road

2nd trip here, we hit the "jackpot" finding the industrial section, this retired Dairyland  Fruehauf trailer sits in a towing compound

with the 50's Chevy keeping it company

retired IH Cargostar

remember the billboard? Here is the unit from it

we continued up this road quite away, it turned into a logging road, the pay off :)

this KW T300 was waiting for us to cross a single lane bridge way up there

a little over cast but this view is right in town, having lunch with camera on standby, a little fire truck in service

not much i the way of truck traffic, this Sterling making it's way SB was the pic I waited for

a Western Star dump truck NB 101

another catch of Westcan, not sure how many tractors they have working the area but he is going NB 101 on our way back to Gibsons

 back in Gibsons on the last day, this KW Peterbilt -as Rene pointed out, thanks- straight truck is going to unload at a store downtown

just before going to the ferry terminal, this Pacific Coast  Western Star is heading SB, we see him waiting as we ate our lunch in the lineup

the line up, he is the one with the stainless rear doors. The"Queen of Surrey" is approaching the background

here we are boarding, going on the upper deck

after we exited the ferry, NB on HWY 99 is this UVL FLB coming thru West Vancouver


BONUS SHOT:

At the towing yard, this cool scene set up on the berm, an old IH Scout was "towing out" a dune buggy down below


That concludes the first out of 2018, hope you enjoyed!

Jim.
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1374 on: April 07, 2018, 07:23:03 AM »
Oups!! the straight truck is a Pete; the badge engeneering at its best ;) ;)

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« Reply #1375 on: April 07, 2018, 07:23:54 AM »
Great stuff Jim! Hope you had a good time on your weekend getaway. Love the United Sterling, the retired Cargostar, and that sweet COE Freightliner with the classic matching old paintjob for United.

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1376 on: April 07, 2018, 04:57:31 PM »
Oups!! the straight truck is a Pete; the badge engeneering at its best ;) ;)

Yes, without a doubt it is!! Thanks, I will make the change.

Jim.

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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1377 on: April 24, 2018, 01:08:19 AM »
A few from a spring like day Sunday, this Peterbilt was SB on HWY 15 getting near to the US border

passing by the Western Star dealer, we took a drive in and found these in for service?

no....I didn't make the call although I would like to

and this 5700XE  in blue

demonstrator 4700 dump truck

after seeing my first sighting of a new Volvo from Turk Enterprises -was driving so couldn't gt a shot- we decided to go to Volvo Mack and see, behind the iron is the best we could do

if red isn't your cup of tea, we know white is a plenty but how about black?

and then a new Mack too yet, but the only one I could see....white, really?

 around the corner from Mack, along the Fraser River finds this dry bulk facility

shooting against the late afternoon sun creates this image of a Peterbilt auto carrier from Livingston EB on HWY#1

near home, this Peterbilt 367 vacuum tanker point and shoot on the fly


Jim.
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1378 on: April 24, 2018, 12:05:15 PM »
Cool shots on all the Western Star 5700s, I'm probably a minority here, but I really dig the 5700. ;D
The Canadian National 5700s look particularly good, a very cool paint job!
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Re: RANDOM SHOTS FROM BC
« Reply #1379 on: April 24, 2018, 10:05:29 PM »
Cool shots on all the Western Star 5700s, I'm probably a minority here, but I really dig the 5700. ;D
The Canadian National 5700s look particularly good, a very cool paint job!

Yeah, I agree, like the CN paint scheme and also the 5700s, a tougher looking aero truck IMO


Jim
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