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Heritage Lumber

Respecting the past while building the future with a lighter footprint.

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8729 Aisne St,
Vancouver, BC
V6P 3P1


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Englewood Railway

Vancouver, BC

Wood Available from this project:

Yellow Cedar Rail Ties
Since these ties are untreated and naturally protected against the elements, they make fantastic garden, patio, and landscaping features. We can also mill the ties to custom dimensions and profiles. Decking, siding, fencing, etc.
Dimensions: 7” x 8” x 96”

Built in 1917

The Englewood Railway was a logging railway that ran 90 km from Vernon Lake to Beaver Cove on Northern Vancouver Island. Built in 1917, the railway delivered logs from remote logging operations to sawmills in the area. Instead of using creosote treated rail ties, this railway was built on untreated old growth ties, mostly due to the abundance in the area.


The demand for wood products during the First World War led to the construction of a pulp mill, sawmill, shingle mill and community at Beaver Cove by Beaver Cove Lumber & Pulp Limited in 1917, which in turn brought about large-scale railway logging operations in the lower Nimpkish Valley.


In June 2019, Western Forest Products announced it would be removing all 90 km (56 mi) of railway track. The railway formerly used untreated ties milled locally from the yellow cedar, but is now making increasing use of steel ties.