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The E.&N. railway siding, at which these bins have been constructed is about 1½ miles north of Somenos station,
began pressing governments for the funds to restore the railway.
Dayliners removed from service could 'pull last spike out of Vancouver Island'
A quartet of historic Cowichan Valley railway-trestle bridges,
The greatest "bang for the buck" would be a pilot project serving the areas with the greatest population densities
Any money spent on the E&N Railway will be borrowed, as both levels of government are in deficit.
Island needs co-ordinated public transport that works as one system
The decision to close the station was difficult, said Via Rail spokeswoman Anne-Sophie Desmeules.
Hard work, luck combined to save historic structure from demolition
A time-lapse video of the restoration on the Kinsol Trestle can be viewed at:
The trestle was built in 1929 to link Victoria to Nootka Sound to transport timber.
It has come together piece by piece, nail by nail, dollar by dollar.
That sort of talk makes me wonder whether the feds truly intend to get on board with this project.
"Now $500,000 of that will allow the foundation to complete an engineering inspection of approximately 40 rail bridges
Funding may come from hike in gas taxes
Premier hints there could be money made available for Island's troubled railway
Clark said she is keenly aware how important the old railway line is to Island communities,
"They have to be in to make this project a reality. If they are in, we will make this project a reality."
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