Ghosts of the Grade Vancouver Island’s Forgotten Lenora, Mount Sicker Mining Railway

From the Article

An apparition of Shay #3 returns to the mine, pushing empties over the retaining walls on the slopes of Mt. Richards. Walking the roadbed today, one can see it is supported in places by retaining walls of rubble left from blasting.

These walls are drystone, meaning their rocks are not mortared together. Their strength comes from friction fitting. I can reliably inform readers that said workmanship is amateurish, and it’s a wonder these walls have remained stable over time.

Following publication, the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, BC asked for a synopsis of this article for their “Curator’s Corner” blog. You can now view it on their website here.

Photoshopping by Maynard Atkinson

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