Aidan Perret is a young photographer and passionate advocate for rail on Vancouver Island. He is a member of both the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Canadian Railroad Historic Association (www.ehcrha.com), and the Vancouver Island Transportation Corridor Coalition (VITCC) , a group dedicated to pushing for modern rail service on Vancouver Island using the existing rail corridors.

Aidan continues to document and archive the railways and rail rights of way on the Island through the lens of his camera. He has covered the twilight days of the Englewood railway near Woss, BC as it wound down operations. His work preserved a very important piece of unique history on the Island, British Columbia's (and yes, NORTH AMERICA'S) last operating logging railway. When all other logging railways disappeared, the Englewood operations continued until it shut down in 2017.

Aidan's work remains an important historic record, documenting the railway and equipment decommission.


If you wish to help support this important work, please use the contact form to let us know. The continued historic documentation of rail on Vancouver Island can continue with the generosity of patrons like yourself. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

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The images on this website are the sole copyright of Aidan Perret. Images published for the web are lower resolution in order to be faster to render. For higher resolution images for commercial or archival purposes, please use the contact form on this website to contact Aidan directly. Non-exclusive licenses are available for most images.


For academic purposes, the images may be used as long as the original copyright notice remains intact. The form of this notice is Copyright (c) Aidan Perret - All rights reserved.