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On a Road Trip To Chemainus, BC.

On a Road Trip To Chemainus, BC.

Road Trip to ChemainusLinda and I had a little road trip to Duncan this week, and in the process we had an opportunity to take a few pictures along the way, which will turn a few topical posts, but these few seemed to connect them all.

It is rather interesting that we somehow (unintentionally) took pictures of some real and made belief the railroad stations along the way.. For today we will stick with the pictures...... Although I will leave you with the one question I asked myself today,

Why are we trying to re-invent the "Track"...........Again?
Many of the Train and or Streetcar tracks abandoned (permanently or temporarily) we are considering now for an LRT system, have a history going back more than 100 years.

 

Road Trip to Chemainus

Road Trip to Chemainus

Road Trip to Chemainus

Road Trip to Chemainus

On a Road Trip To Chemainus, BC.

 

 

 

Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490  

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Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2

 

Comments

Peter and Linda, so glad you got away. Nice pictures and I love to imagine the past. Thanks for sharing.

Cal

Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) almost 8 years ago

Hi Cal,

Thanks for stopping by, trains have always been very important to the West Coast, just a shame that at some time, we decided they had become obsolete, to now re-discovering their huge potential.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Did you know the width of a train track goes back to the Roman Chariot?

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) almost 8 years ago

Hi Than,

I did actually know that, one more thing we learned in school that seemed important at the time....

Although we are pretty certain the Old Roman Chariots never made to Victoria and Vancouver Island ;0)

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Peter and Linda, isn't there something romantic about an old train station?  There are a couple of them locally that just seem full of hidden stories...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Chris,

Very true, Pretty sure they are full of stories, of welcome's and goodbye's, new beginnings and farewell's.....

 

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Ooh, these pictures really do take you back in time.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hi Jane,

Yes when we went to Chemainus, (an old mill town on Vancouver Island) it really did feel like a trip down memory lane, more to come, stay tuned.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Peter & Linda, looks like you had a good trip. We have an old train depot in storage here in Burlington. It seems no one can figure out what to do with it so it sits in the back of a fire station lot ;).

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) almost 8 years ago

Hi Janice,

Old trains and old ships have so much to do with the society of the time they where designed build and used, they often represent the best of the era. We tend to protect buildings and art, not so much our industrial heritage, Come and Visit our Vancouver Island, and much of our heritage is just sitting around waiting for us to enjoy and appreciate.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Peter and Linda - great pictures ..... there is a lot of history and heritage wrapped up in old trains and boats ..... for today's generation they are simply a tourist attraction ..... we on the other hand are of the age where we have heard many stories about them first hand from our Parents, Aunts and Uncles who lived through that era.

ps you likely have already guessed that I love old railways stations

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

HI Kathy,

we where thinking of you when we pulled the pictures togehter.

coming from a country where trains are an absolute essential part of the public transportation network, I have never figured out what makes us in Western Canada not have a much smarter approach to taking benefit of its opportunities.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Steve Jobs said take something existing and make it much better. Maybe that is what is going on here.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 8 years ago

Hi Sussie,

Hmm, interesting thought, not sure if I would give politicians that much visionairy credit, but who knows.....;)

 

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Linda, I enjoyed your pictures! So very much! We are always trying to reinvent something aren't we? Like TV's, from 8 tracks to tapes to CD's to what ever is next! These pics were filled with a charm of a quieter and heathier life and lifestyle. I sure enjoyed this. Thank you Linda. Hope you had a wonderful time on your trip!

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 8 years ago

Peter & Linda, I really enjoyed your photos and story.  The last photo is my favorite. I think it is very unique.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) almost 8 years ago

Hi Deb,

Thank you, we had a great time an all within an hours drive, Duncan, Cowichan and Chemainus are great small communities.

Hi Gary,

thank you for vistiting missed you for the last little while, the train is on exhibit at the BC forestry discovery centre in Cowichan.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Peter and Linda: I'm glad you two lovebirds were able to get a little R&R in. Your railroad track photos are GREAT! Keep em coming! I love to look at vacation photos.... weddings... doorknobs.... LOL! I just love photography! Thanks for sharing yours!! :)))

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 8 years ago

Hi Joni,

It was just a short one hour drive up to Duncan and Chemainus, but yes we had a good time, more pictures later, stay tuned.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Nothings' better than roadtrips and photos!  Felt like I took the trip with you - great shots!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 8 years ago

Hi Cara,

thank you yes these little side trips are fun to do and to document, in this case we ended up in 3 small fun communities each with their personallity and story to tell, stay tuned.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) almost 8 years ago

Peter and Linda - Those are some stunning photographs!  I love old train stations.  The one in Chattanooga TN is now a high end restaurant.

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) almost 8 years ago

I love old trains and often wonder about the stories they could tell. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago

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