Englewood Railway, North America’s Last Logging RailroadSKU: DVD-PNX-LOG
See operations on a busy Englewood Railway in 1990…and some of the last video ever shot before the railroad shut down in 2017.
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At the turn of the century there were scores of logging railroads on Canada’s Vancouver Island. One had to be the last… and it was the Englewood Railway. Pentrex takes you back to 1990 for an “up-close” visit to the Englewood Railway, owned at that time by CANFOR (Canadian Forest Products). See logs move from forest to the sea on a 76-mile-long railway that is the backbone of a modern forest operation. Visit the dispatcher’s office. Ride the cab of unique diesels on the log train. We even see 2-8-2 No. 113, a goodwill ambassador for the company (while still being able to “earn her keep” hauling logs occasionally).
Sadly the Englewood Railway no longer operates, but Pentrex adds to the original presentation with photos and video from the last days of the operation, in 2017 when it was owned by Western Forest Products.
A bonus is the 1937 industry film “Trees to Tribunes”. This vintage film shows the process from standing timber to paper for the pages of the Chicago Tribune.