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Envirocon and Alcan

Subseries primarily consists of reports and publications created by Envirocon Limited, the environmental consultants contracted by Alcan for the Kemano Completion Project environmental assessment. Also includes records created by Envirocon, Alcan, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans regarding joint meetings and Envirocon's scientific methodology.

Shirvell, Cole

Research and Publications

Subseries consists predominantly of publications and draft publications written by Cole Shirvell. Also includes maps, photographs, raw data, field notes, and correspondence and reports regarding field work.

Shirvell, Cole

Nechako River Court Action

Subseries consists of records concerning the Nechako River court action that began in 1980 and ended in 1987 with a settlement agreement. The case (Attorney General of Canada vs. Attorney General of British Columbia vs. Alcan Aluminum) was in regard to the increased need for water rights to the Nechako River as a result of Alcan's Kemano Completion Project.

Shirvell, Cole

Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program

Subseries consists of material relating to the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program, predominantly publications and reports. Includes some correspondence between NFCP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Also includes air photo maps of the Nechako River from 1990.

Shirvell, Cole

British Columbia Utilities Commission Kemano Completion Public Review

Subseries consists of records relating to Shirvell's participation in the British Columbia Utilities Commission public review of the Kemano Completion Project. Includes Shirvell's notes and submission to the review panel, copies of submissions from other DFO scientists, correspondence relating to the review, copies of exhibits submitted for the review, and BCUC reports.

Shirvell, Cole

Sources

Subseries consists of sources for railway history research. Includes bibliographies, glossaries, research guides, and indexes.

Histories and Statistics

Subseries consists of general histories and statistics of British Columbia and Canada. Includes monographs and periodicals that provide background information for British Columbia railway history research.

Passenger Cars

Subseries consists of material related to passenger cars. Includes information about rail diesel cars (Budd cars), baggage coaches, diner cars, Pullman/sleeper cars, observation cars, business cars, private coaches, and other passenger coaches. Also includes information about manufacturers of passenger coaches, revenue head-end cars attached to passenger trains, and passenger cars owned by specific railways.

Freight Cars

Subseries consists of material related to freight cars. Includes information about box cars, hoppers, stock cars, tank cars, refrigerator cars, gondolas, ore cars, lumber cars, flat cars, woodchip cars, auto carriers, and intermodal/container cars. Also includes information about boxcar design, freight statistics, reporting marks, and freight car components.

Non-Revenue Cars

Subseries consists of material related to non-revenue cars, which include cabooses, handcars, maintenance-of-way cars, track testers, railway cranes, pile drivers, ditchers, ballast spreaders, flangers, service cars, and work trains. More information about non-revenue cars can be found in the Maintenance-of-Way series (2013.6.8).

CPR - Early Days

Subseries consists of research material regarding the early days of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia, between 1880 and 1900. Includes information about the construction of the CPR main line in British Columbia, the Chinese labour force used in the construction of the railway, and tunneling through the Canadian Rockies.

CPR - Main Line Post-1900

Subseries consists of material regarding the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia, which runs from the Alberta border to Vancouver, from 1900 to the present. Includes information about branches from the main line, such as the Arrow Lakes branch, Okanagan branch, Mission branch, and New Westminster branch.

CPR - Areas

Subseries consists of information about areas served by the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia, including Metro Vancouver. Contains material regarding the Nakusp & Slocan branch, Kaslo & Slocan branch, Crows Nest Pass Railway, and other minor lines.

CPR - General

Subseries consists of general material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway in both Canada and British Columbia. Includes information about the history of CPR, chronologies, statistics, CPR management and administration, and publicity. Also includes monographs relating to CPR.

General

Subseries consists of general material regarding the Canadian National Railway in both Canada and British Columbia. Includes information about the history of CNR, chronologies, statistics, CNR management and administration, finances, and publicity.

CNR Areas

Subseries consists of information about areas served by the Canadian National Railway in British Columbia. Includes information about the Canadian Northern Railway, the CNR main line from Jasper to Vancouver, Vancouver Island lines, Greater Vancouver lines, and the CNR trestle and embankment at Lyon Creek.

CNR North Line

Subseries consists of material regarding the Canadian National Railway North Line from Jasper to Prince Rupert. Includes information about the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line from Red Pass Junction to Prince Rupert, which switched ownership to CNR in 1922.

CNR Okanagan Branch

Subseries consists of material regarding the Canadian National Railway Okanagan Branch. Includes information about the infrastructure and operation of the branch, the locomotives and self-propelled coaches used on the branch line, and track plans.

Pacific Great Eastern Railway (1912-1971)

Subseries consists of material regarding the history of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the provincial railway of British Columbia. Includes promotional publications from the PGE, annual reports, information about the PGE at Seton Portage, and its transition into the British Columbia Railway in 1971.

BC Rail (1972-2004)

Subseries consists of material regarding the British Columbia Railway (1972-1984) and BC Rail (1984-2004). Includes information about the history of BC Rail, BC Rail under the ownership of CN after 2004, and the incomplete Dease Lake extension.

Freshwater Rail Ferries

Subseries consists of information about freshwater rail ferries in British Columbia. Includes information about ferries run by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Kootenays and the Okanagan. Also includes information about the Canadian National Railway’s transfer barge services.

Saltwater Rail Ferries

Subseries consists of information about saltwater rail ferries off the coast of British Columbia. Includes information about the Canadian National rail ferry, the S.S. Canora, which was built by the Canadian Northern Railway. Also includes information about saltwater rail ferries and barge operations run by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and the Alaska Trainship Company.

Industrial Locomotives

Subseries consists of material regarding locomotives that were used on industrial railways in British Columbia. Includes information about manufacturers of industrial locomotives, geared industrial locomotives (Shay, Climax, and Heisler), Porter locomotives, and compressed air locomotives.

Logging Railways

Subseries consists of material regarding logging railways in British Columbia. Includes information about Pacific Coast Logging, the Hillcrest Lumber Company rail line, the Comox Logging and Railway Company, and the Canfor Logging Railway in the Nimpkish Valley, among others.

Industrial Lines

Subseries consists of material regarding industrial railway lines in British Columbia. Includes information about colliery railways, the Northwood Pulp & Timber private industrial railway, the Hedley Gold Mine railway, the Sullivan lead-zinc mine railway, and the Britannia Copper Mine railway.

Miscellaneous Poetry

Subseries consists of miscellaneous poetry manuscripts and publications. Includes anthologies and periodicals in which Fawcett's poetry was published, such as "The Capilano Review". Fawcett stopped publishing poetry after 1982, although he did not stop producing it. These "suppressed poems" are also included. Many poems are untitled and unidentified.

"Sex @" Poems

Fawcett began a project in 1975 when he was 31 with the premise of summarizing his understanding of sex at various ages. Manuscripts include "Sex at 31", "Sex at 34", "Sex at 38", and "Sex at 45". These manuscripts were the basis for "Gender Wars".

"Cambodia: A Book For People Who Find Television Too Slow" (1986)

Subseries consists of research material, reviews, and correspondence relating to the short story anthology, "Cambodia". Also includes published editions of the work, a manuscript for a theatrical production of Cambodia, and a script for a "Cambodia" film produced by Peter Lynch.

Notes and Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Subseries consists of notes, excerpts of miscellaneous fiction works, and project lists and proposals. Also includes drafts of "When Daddy Was a Little Boy", an unpublished children's book.

Essays, Articles, and Book Reviews

Subseries consists of clippings and draft manuscripts of essays, articles, columns, and book reviews by Brian Fawcett written for various periodicals. Also includes issues of published periodicals that contain Fawcett's work.

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