Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day 09 - Forest Discovery Centre @ Duncan






My friend John took me to the Forest Discovery Center to see some very interesting displays and a collection of old machinery.













You have a short figure 8 train track and a number of different types of engines.


And of course the train has a horn.








At one station John had a nice chat with the engineer.







John is very knowledgeable about all of this equipment. Here is an example of his explanations about the equipment.




And, here's an example of another: logging arch and a log it might have towed.

Next, we went to a little town.

It features a log boom and a small tugboat.



All in all it was a very interesting day.






5 comments:

  1. Ed you on the island? My gmail box is full and I haven't been checking as much with the dog being hurt.

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  2. Some cool machines there. Glad you made it safely to the Island.

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    1. Thanks. Enjoy the photos and videos. It is quite beautiful here.

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  3. Ed:

    nice to relax and see the sights. Was John in the forestry industry ? I had a summer job at Hillcrest Logging in Mesachie Lake so I used to prowl around Crofton and Chemainus on the weekends. This was back around 1962-1965. Hard work being on the Green Chain. Hillcrest had their own small locomotive

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. John grew up in the Ottawa valley, near Pembroke, and his father had a heavy equipment business. So, he knows his way around machinery. He is also a Mechanical Engineer.

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