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David Davies Railway Collection

  • 2013.6
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  • [before 2013]

The David Davies Railway Collection encompasses all facets of railway history specifically in the province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory. The collection consists of research material accumulated over the course of more than fifty yea...

General

Series consists of general histories, statistics, and sources for railway subjects, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions and clippings from periodicals. Most documents are Canada-wide in scope.

Sources

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

Sources for railway subjects

File consists of general references for railway topics, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following articles: "Come Ride the Train: The Story of the National Railway Historical...

Researching railway history

File consists of resources for undertaking railway history research. Includes tips from Davies on researching railway history, a 1971 draft of Davies' "Historical Summary - Railways in British Columbia", and perpetual calendars.

"Canadian Rail" indexes

File consists of indexes to the Canadian Railroad Historical Association's periodical, "Canadian Rail". Includes indexes for 1962 issues, 1973 issues, and a complete index to issues #1 to #455 (1937-1996).

B.C. Rail Guides

File consists of original copies of B.C. Rail Guides, published by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association Pacific Branch. Includes B.C. Rail Guide No. 6 "A Selected Bibliography on Railways in British Columbia: Part I" by Ron Meyer...

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.

General railway histories

File consists of general railway histories of British Columbia or Canada, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions from books and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following articles: "The Changing Role of Railways in the...

Railway statistics of British Columbia

File consists of railway related statistics for British Columbia, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions from books and clippings from periodicals. Includes statistics for PGE, BC Rail, Vancouver Island logging railroads, CNR, shor...

Railways incorporated in British Columbia

File consists of an excerpt from "The Steam Chest" periodical, which contains a listing of every railway incorporated in British Columbia. The list does not include logging or other uncommon carrier lines unless they were incorporated as...

Railways in British Columbia in 1911

File consists of a photocopied excerpt on "Railway and Electric Enterprise" from the 1911/1914 edition of the "Year Book of British Columbia and Manual of Provincial Information". Also includes the full 1911/1914 edition of the...

Maps and Plans

Series consists of province-wide and regional maps of British Columbia that show railway trackage or otherwise relate to railways. Includes plans of railway structures, trackage, and buildings built in British Columbia by railway companies. Contai...

British Columbia province-wide and regional maps

File consists of provincial and regional maps of British Columbia relating to railways, which consist of photocopy reproductions from books and hand drawn works by Davies. Includes a series of articles by Davies published in The Sandhouse entitled...

B.C. lower mainland maps

File consists of maps of British Columbia lower mainland relating to railways, which consist of photocopy reproductions from books and hand drawn works by Davies. Includes maps of the BCER; historic railways of the Mission, Abbotsford and Huntingd...

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) maps

File consists of maps of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) trackage in British Columbia, which consist of photocopy reproductions and hand drawn works by Davies. Includes maps of CPR track in various B.C. cities (Armstrong, Cranbrook, Greenwood, ...

Canadian National Railway (CNR) maps

File consists of maps of the Canadian National Railway (CNR) trackage in British Columbia, which consist of photocopy reproductions and hand drawn works by Davies. Includes maps of CNR track in various B.C. cities (Kamloops, Smithers, Lytton, Terr...

Maps of Vancouver Island Railways

File consists of maps of railway trackage in Vancouver Island, which consist of photocopy reproductions and hand drawn works by Davies. Includes maps of track in various cities on Vancouver Island (Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan, Parksville, Qualicum, ...

Great Northern Railway (GNR) maps

File consists of maps of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) trackage in British Columbia, which consist of photocopy reproductions and hand drawn works by Davies. Includes maps of GNR track in various B.C. cities (Grand Forks); maps of GNR track at ...

Survey and Construction

Series consists of material regarding railway survey and construction in British Columbia. Includes information about construction statistics, surveying and tendering, construction methods, contractors, and equipment. Also includes details about t...

Basics and statistics

File consists of documents relating to railway construction in general and railway construction statistics, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions from books and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following items, among other...

Surveying and tendering

File consists of documents relating to railway construction surveying and tendering, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following items, among others: an articl...

Construction methods and men

File consists of documents relating to railway construction methods and workers, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following items, among others: "Size of...

Contractors

File consists of documents relating to railway construction contractors, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following pieces compiled by Davies: "George Ch...

Contractors Jack Stewart and Moran sisters

File consists of documents relating to railway construction contractors Jack Stewart and the Moran sisters, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes biographies of Jack S...

Construction equipment

File consists of documents relating to railway construction equipment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes mentions of mechanical and compressed air drills for tunne...

Construction photographs

File consists of photocopies of photographs and other graphical depictions of railway construction, many of which are reproductions from monographs, periodicals, and archives. Also includes postcards.

Construction of the Canadian Northern Railway

File consists of documents relating to railway construction equipment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes articles entitled "Great Strike of 1912: The Early CN...

Building the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

File consists of documents relating to the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article entitled "The ...

Building the Kettle Valley Railway

File consists of documents relating to the construction of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes a piece compiled by Davies entitled &...

Building the Pacific Great Eastern Railway

File consists of documents relating to the construction of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes a chronology of the history o...

Building other lines

File consists of research material relating to the construction of other railway lines in British Columbia, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes mention of the Columb...

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