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The Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway travels the eastern edge of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Referred to as the E&N by its neglectful corporate parent Rail America, the line is home to the last of a species - the Budd RDC (Rail Diesel Car).  Operated by VIA Rail, the RDCs provide daily passenger service from Victoria northward.

Rail America was threatening to close the E&N in late 2002 and it wasn't clear how much longer the RDCs would be operating.  I headed north for what might have been the last season of RDC operation.

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