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Steam Locomotives

Subseries consists of research material relating to steam locomotives that were used on British Columbia railways. Includes information about steam locomotive types, manufacturers, mechanical details, and the steam to diesel transition period. Also includes details about specific steam locomotives owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the Great Northern Railway, and the White Pass & Yukon Route.

Steam locomotives

File consists of research material regarding steam locomotives in general, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on locomotive function, design, types, performance, manufacture, mechanical details, fitments, train whistles, tenders, fuel, and servicing. Also includes the following articles: "Canadian Steam Locomotives: The Top Twenty" by Blevins; "Angus Shops of the Canadian Pacific Railway" by Elson; "The Duplex Stoker" by Cole; "Locomotive Cabs" by Fischer; "From Coal to Oil" by Hedley; "Locomotive Builder's Plates" by Mentzer; "The Non-Automatic Stoker" by du Fresne; and "Valve Gear" by Kouhoupt.

Steam to diesel transition period

File consists of research material regarding the transition period from steam locomotives to diesel locomotives, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the last steam locomotives in British Columbia and the dieselization of the railways. Also includes the following articles: "How three BCER electric freight locomotives were cornered near Vancouver's downtown" by Davies and "Steam Out--Diesel In" by Perry and Smaill.

Other owners of steam locomotives

File consists of research material regarding steam locomotives operated in British Columbia by owners other than CNR and CPR, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on steam locomotives used by Pacific Great Eastern (PGE), Great Northern Railway (GNR), and the White Pass & Yukon Route. Also includes the following articles: "The PGE's Steam Locomotive Fleet: 1912-1956" by Hind; "GNR Motive Power Used in Southwestern B.C." by Merilee; and "PGE and BCR Locomotive Roster" by Crozier Smith.

Freight

Series consists of research material regarding rail freight in British Columbia and in general. Includes information about freight statistics, freight customers in BC, freight revenue, less-than-carload service, types of freight loads, freight loading and discharging devices, and intermodal freight. Also includes information on the rail transport of coal, coke fuel, ore, lumber, pulp and paper, potash, sulfur, cement, gypsum, grain, fish, chemicals, petroleum, automobiles, and livestock.

CPR scenic dome streamliner "The Canadian"

Postcard depicts a CPR scenic dome streamliner "The Canadian" in the Canadian Rockies. Taken at Morant's Curve, east of Lake Louise and the B.C./Alberta border. Looking west towards Bow River. Morant's Curve caled so because it was the favorite spot of official CPR photographer, Nicholas Morant, 1910-1999.

The Illecillewaet Valley, Glacier B.C.

Postcard depicts the Illecillewaet Valley, near Glacier, BCThe view shows the end of the descent over Rogers Pass, if travelling westerly. The scar in the foreground was believed to be the track between the 1st (Glacier Hotel) and 2nd (Loop Brook) loops.

CPR unit coal train

Postcard depicts a CPR unit coal train pulling out of "Revelstoke, BCon May 6, 1978 behind SD-40-2 Number 5845. This locomotive also controls four Mid-Train Slave Units require on this West bound loaded coal train."

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