For you rail fans, here is a picture of a locomotive used for logging. The engine is a 1925 Baldwin 2-8-2 tank engine. This engine had been originally owned by the Bloedel, Stewart and Welch Ltd, and had been used from its purchase in 1925 until 1969. It is presently owned by the Province of British Columbia and is on loan to the Qualicum Historical Museum.
The engine burned bunker fuel, and was able to pull 30 – 35 log cars. The weight of the engine in service was 84.5 ton.
The engine is well sheltered to protect it from the elements, so it should remain in good condition to remind us of the Island’s history and for us to admire. Unfortunately, the chain link fence is needed to prevent vandalism.