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Look up -way up.......KINSOL TRESTLE in the morning mist.  Dave Pollock photo.
Look up-waay up....KINSOL TRESTLE in the morning mist. Those trees are tall !

Photo No. 1: CN 1000 Extra West crossing Koksilah River at Mile 51.1 Cowichan Subdivision (Kinsol trestle)  with the last loads from Lakend June 6, 1979 ten days prior to closure of this part of the subdivision.  Dave Wilkie photo.
Photo No. 1: CN 1000 Extra West crossing Koksilah River at Mile 51.1 Cowichan Subdivision (Kinsol trestle) with the last loads from Lakend June 6, 1979 ten days prior to closure of this part of the subdivision. Dave Wilkie photo.

Photo No. 2: What our future trail crossing may look like........border=
Our Future trail crossing as seen from above-spectacular!

Photo No. 3:  Kinsol trestle.  LRM photo c.1979
Photo No. 3: Kinsol trestle. LRM photo c.1979

Photo No. 4:  Kinsol trestle.   Looking up through the 6 Howe trusses. LRM photo c.1979
Photo No. 4: Kinsol trestle. Looking up through the 6 Howe trusses. LRM photo c.1979

Photo No. 5:  Kinsol trestle:   The 6 Howe trusses supporting the frame bents. LRM photo c.1979
Photo No. 5: Kinsol trestle: The 6 Howe trusses supporting the frame bents. LRM photo c.1979

Photo No. 6:  The last train of logs ex Kaptura over the bridge M. 51.1 Cowichan Subdivision (Kinsol trestle) September 16, 1958 - Dave Wilkie
Photo No. 6: The last train of logs ex Kaptura over the bridge M. 51.1 Cowichan Subdivision (Kinsol trestle) September 16, 1958 - Dave Wilkie

Photo No. 7:  Aerial view of Kinsol trestle.  Ray Fisk Photo c.1980
"Gateway" to the Cowichan Valley Regional Trail for 2010 , courtesy of Ray Fisk c.1980

Photo No. 8:  Kinsol trestle showing the frame bents supported by the 6 Howe trusses. LRM photo c.1979
Photo No. 8: Kinsol trestle showing the frame bents supported by the 6 Howe trusses. LRM photo c.1979

Photo No. 9:  The Howe trusses of the Kinsol bridge. LRM photo c.1979
Photo No. 9: The Howe trusses of the Kinsol bridge. LRM photo c.1979

Photo No. 10: CN 1000 Extra West crossing Koksilah River at Mile 51.1 Cowichan Sub. on May 30, 1979. Dave Wilkie photo.
Photo No. 10: CN 1000 Extra West crossing Koksilah River at Mile 51.1 Cowichan Sub. on May 30, 1979. Dave Wilkie photo.

Kinsol circa 1932 Daily passenger service to Youboo gasoline powered railcar

Kinsol circa 1930 before the flood. Notice the original design with an elevated Howe Truss-

Historic Jack Fleetwood Photo rebuilding after the washout C1934 .border=
Historic Jack Fleetwood Photo circa 1932

Across the Abyss - Painting by: Paul Grignon
Across the Abyss - Painting by: Paul Grignon

Looking up at the Trestle from near the river

"The Gentle Giant" couertesy Dave Whitehead

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