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David Davies Railway Collection Subseries
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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.

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 Vancou...

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 CN...

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.

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, an...

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 f...

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 incl...

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 ...

Davies Historical Photographs

Subseries consists of prints and negatives depicting railways in British Columbia, as well as a small selection of other subjects such as historical ships, buildings, vehicles, and bridges. All photographs created by David Davies.

Diesel Locomotives

Subseries consists of research material relating to diesel locomotives that were used or are currently in use on British Columbia railways. Includes information about the evolution of diesel locomotives, manufacturers, booster locomotives, switche...

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...

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 Ra...

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.

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.

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 m...

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 l...

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 N...

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 informat...

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 ...

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. Al...

Postcards

Subseries consists of printed and photograph postcards depicting railways, buildings, ships, and other transportation in British Columbia.

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 informa...

Separated Photographs

Subseries consists of prints and negatives depicting railways in British Columbia separated from the textual records of the David Davies Railway Collection.

Sources

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

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. Als...