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Date: 06/06/23 10:57
June 19, 1980 at North Vancouver, BC
Author: BrianA

Some random British Columbia Railway rosters taken at North Vancouver, BC June 19,1980 before anything was repainted red, white and blue.
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1. M630 712 in the engine facility
2. S-13 1001 switching the yard
3.  Caboose 1856 at North Vancouver.

Brian Ambrose
Yakima, WA








Date: 06/06/23 13:50
Re: June 19, 1980 at North Vancouver, BC
Author: refarkas

First-rate roster photos.
Bob



Date: 06/06/23 14:50
Re: June 19, 1980 at North Vancouver, BC
Author: briancdn

Great photos, love the S-13 in two-tone green.
Brian N.



Date: 06/06/23 17:28
Re: June 19, 1980 at North Vancouver, BC
Author: TCnR

Good stuff, what's not to like about two tone green?
Also note the insulated / heated car in the background of #3. Rapido just announced a CP version, have to find out if the BCR car was similar or not.
t4p.



Date: 06/06/23 22:50
Re: June 19, 1980 at North Vancouver, BC
Author: feclark

The fuzzed-out lightning stripe on the big M is disorienting. That would be a way to wreck a nice model.
Fred



Date: 06/08/23 09:43
Re: June 19, 1980 at North Vancouver, BC
Author: GN1969

The best BCR livery.
The red, white and blue livery that followed looked like an American political convention.



Date: 06/08/23 23:49
Re: June 19, 1980 at North Vancouver, BC
Author: railsmith

GN1969 Wrote:
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> The best BCR livery.
> The red, white and blue livery that followed
> looked like an American political convention.

Actually, a Canadian political convention. Those were the colours of B.C's long-ruling Social Credit (conservative) party, which had been in power for nearly 30 years (aside from a short break of three years) when the red, white and blue was applied to all manner of things associated with the government ahead of the 1983 election. The idea was to make the party and the government synonymous, as though B.C. was a one-party province. Now, 40 years later, B.C.'s licence plate design still dates back to that effort, even though Social Credit evaporated in the early Nineties.
 



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