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S. Madill, Blacksmith, Founded in 1911 in Nanaimo BC

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Contract Logger, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. furpo

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    Bit confused. Text states a 123 but looks a lot like a 122.
     
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    IMG_0817.JPG IMG_0822.JPG IMG_0928.JPG Madill 009, same machine as post 2041, Revelstoke BC.
     

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    Beautiful 046! Please bring more pictures!
     
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    IMG_1181.JPG IMG_1182.JPG 009 we have been restoring in our spare time.
     
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    IMG_0969.JPG IMG_0988.JPG IMG_0997.JPG IMG_0998.JPG Pictures from the last two weeks.
     
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    I don't know if this video was found in the previous 124 pages but if not, here it is again.



    I like the quote near the beginning, as simple and rugged as technology will allow.
     
  10. dirty4fun

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    Great video I really enjoyed watching, thanks for sharing it!
     
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    So sad. Lots of fine equipment came out those doors over the years. I was lucky to have a tour of the place in 1989 when I was taking my pre-apprenticeship course. It was amazing to see! There was two grapple yarders under construction and one in the paint shop that day. I had never seen such a big facility before.
     
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    Sad that a famous land mark is gone forever.
     
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    It's funny.
    As long as I drove past the old buildings, I always had a wee spark of hope that someday, some way Madill would some how arise again.

    Seeing the post about the demotion has poured a bucket of water on that spark.

    I have spent a good portion of my 40 plus years as a mechanic pulling wrenches on Madill's.
    Make no mistake. It is a love/hate relationship.
    Too many nights up to your neck in gear dope with a westcoast down pour raining down on you will do that.

    But they were/are tough old machines and I have made a lot of money from keeping them running.

    Very sad day to see the building go away.

    To the old Madill employee's.
    Thank you!
     
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    Well said Brian.
     
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    Sorry don't know how I ended up with so many duplicates. No luck trying to edit. d.d.
     
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    Back in the 70's alway's remember all the pick up box's stacked up beside the building on the highway side. Always thought they were there to tease everybody.
     
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    While am am Johnny come lately it brings a tear to my eye to see such a great machine's buildings being torn down. Totally sicking to see what has happened to the timber industry. How the government and big business has totally wrecked it for so many people.