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British Columbia Forest Products Ltd.

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Hayesno1, May 11, 2010.

  1. camptramp

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    Ernie Harrison BCFP Renfrew Div. Getting a little closer to nature . scan100.jpg scan101.jpg scan102.jpg scan103.jpg
     
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    Ernie Harrison , BCFP Renfrew Div. A Malloch & Moseley Madill 009 Track Mount Yarder having a bad day . scan104.jpg scan105.jpg scan106.jpg
     
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    Hello Al. I need a little info. The last lowbed truck at Pacific Logging Mesachie Division was blue and white. What make was it. Bp
     
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    The last truck that Pacific Logging purchased for lowbed use at Mesachie Lake was a P 16 . Must have had engine problems , sometime after Timberwest took over it got parked . The radiator out of it ended up on the #40-90 .
     
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    Thanks Al.
     
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    Does anyone have a photo of the old Pacific logging logo from that era?
     
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    Pat Blatchford BCFP Nekite Div. A birds eye view from a Float Plane of he Nekite River Camp . scan 01.jpg scan 02.jpg scan 03.jpg scan 04.jpg
     
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    BCFP Renfrew Div. #6-284 a 1986 P510S Pacific with an off highway load heading for Honeymoon Bay DLS . scan147.jpg scan148.jpg
     
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    Pat Blatchford , BCFP Nekite River 1st two pictures Nekite R. office , 3rd picture , looking down Main St Nekite R. from office passed scan05.jpg scan06.jpg scan07.jpg Bunk Houses , Cook House , Rec Hall & Shop .
     
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    camptramp. How are you. Hauling any pebbles? Keeping well. Bp?
     
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    We are doing find Bp , more retired than unretired this year and I'm getting to like it . Filled in on the Pebble hauler's a few day's and spent a few day's on a "Bin Truck" this year . Was in my Shop the other day watching the Rain coming down , with the wood stove going , cleaning up some car parts . Thinking about the times I was out at a Logging Side on a day like today trying to dry the brakes out on a log loader enough to lift the trailer off a logging truck , then I put another log on the fire . Life's great isn't it . LOL ct
     
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    Reading your comment, I never spent any time in a cab on any landing, I was either chasing, or second loading, but throwing another log on the fire made me think of all the “scientifically designed” burn barrels we had in the winter. My favorite was to take a torch to a barrel and just slot the barrel the width of the torch in spirals around the barrel about 4 sets of spirals, each cut no more than about 6” in length. Very scientific. We could get just about anything to burn and with the spiral vents, the fire would also spiral up about 3’ above the top of the barrel. It looked pretty cool, don’t know if it put out any more heat, but it appeared and sounded like it did. (Think rocket engine noise.) We always left the bottom2 inches solid so when we dumped in a bit of “Weyerhaeuser pitch” (diesel) in the morning to start the fire it would not leak out. I also remember the fine art of cooking with a fire barrel. I was just a sandwich warmer, there were others who were culinary maestros at lunch.

    Now when I go out to the shop to play I just dial up the thermostat to about 60 and work on whatever project I have in a tee shirt, I threw the raingear away about three years ago just to keep me from thinking about going outside in the rain…
     
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    It do'es get one thinking about "The Good Old Days" . Working on the "The Rigging" with a West Coast Mist coming down Leather Boots , soaking wet feet , Rain Clothes that didn't really keep out the rain after about a week (they did stop the wind , so you stay'ed warm) . Remember when we had to buy our own gloves ? We got a week out of them , even though they were in tater's by Friday . Pulling the Strawline out to the Backend on a Snowy wet day , couldn't hardly feel your hands they were so wet & cold . If you looked back to see how much more "Hay Wire " to pull , someone would Holler " eye's down and keep pulling" . It was nice to get on the landing . Get a good fire going . Take a Forked stick weave a piece of Molly wire around the end to place a Sandwich on to toast or put a can of beans on the exhaust manifold at 11:00 o clock to be warm for lunch .
     
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    Sounds great for sure. Today was start of “retired” again. Did 5 weeks of the cans from Bings Creek. Hope to be man of leisure until January. Filling a spot then. Redid my medical today k passed another one
     
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    Reminds me of when I was hauling coal or reject to the dump, we dumped reject at the dump and there would be kid as dump man he was to make sure we dumped over the bank but not to go over. He always stayed beside the burn barrel. about 4:00 in the morning he had his back to the fire about 3 ft from Barrel I through my empty window cleaner can into the barrel about 30 seconds latter it blew up that kid never had his back to me ever again at the dump.
     
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    Pat Blatchford , BCFP Nekite River . 1st Picture Stairs from office level up scan08.jpg scan09.jpg scan10.jpg to Family Quarters level . 2nd & 3rd pictures view over looking Bunk houses from Family Quarters .
     
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    Pat Blatchforg , BCFP , Nekite River Div. #6-254 HDX Hayes off road . scan11.jpg scan12.jpg scan13.jpg scan14.jpg
     
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    scan298.jpg BCFP got two of these boats made around 1983.Boat names were Narrows Mist 1 and Narrows Mist 2. BCFP was slowly closing down the Narrows Inlet camp which was a 10&4 camp . The reason for closing camp was cost. It cost about 30$a day per man to run the camp . The boat cost to run in and out everyday was around 5$ a day per man . The Narrows Mist 1 was the smaller and little faster boat at 40 feet long by 12feet wide. Narrows Mist 2 was 40long by 15 feet wide . Both boats ran 3 Volvo Penta 200s inboard/outboard motors around 600hp combined per boat. They had 3 legs in the water and 6 counter rotating propellers. They would cruise around 30 to 35 plus mph with 30 to 36 men aboard . It was about a 40 min ride each way . Eventually the 10and4 shift was switched to a 5 and 2 shift. Around the late 90s Narrows Inlet was completely closed .
     
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