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Switching

File consists of research material regarding train switching, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on remote-control switching, car placards, and intercha...

Mishaps

Series consists of articles, clippings, and other material regarding railway accidents and mishaps in British Columbia. Includes information about derailments, collisions, fires, slides, washouts, avalanches, runaway trains, bridge failures, accid...

Slides, washouts, floods, and avalanches

File consists of research material regarding railway accidents resulting from slides, washouts, floods and avalanches, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes informatio...

CPR early days, 1880-1900

File consists of research material regarding the early days Canadian Pacific Railway between 1880 and 1900. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following articles: &q...

CPR tunnels in the Rockies

File consists of research material regarding Canadian Pacific Railway tunnel construction in the Rockies. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following articles: &quo...

CPR main line photographs

File consists of depictions of the Canadian Pacific Railway main line (from the Alberta border to Vancouver). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, postcards, and clippings from periodicals.

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...

Crows Nest Pass Railway

File consists of research material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway Crows Nest Pass Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the Crowsnest to Nel...

Kettle Valley Railway

File consists of research material regarding the CPR's Kettle Valley Railway in general. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "History of Tr...

GTPR bridge at Prince George

File consists of research material relating to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway bridge at Prince George. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Not...

PGE era to 1971

File consists of research material regarding the Pacific Great Eastern Railway up until its transition to the British Columbia Railway in 1971. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals....

BC Rail, 1980-1989

File consists of research material regarding BC Rail for the 1980-1989 period. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Seton Lake Tunnel Gets Green...

BC Rail under CN ownership, post-2004

File consists of research material regarding BC Rail line under CN ownership after 2004. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Kaoham Shuttle Con...

Amtrak-VIA Rail connection

File consists of research material regarding VIA Rail's link with Amtrak, connecting Vancouver, BC with Seattle and Portland. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes Amt...

Great Northern Railway

Series consists of material regarding the Great Northern Railway in British Columbia. Includes information about its history, its branches in the lower mainland and in the Kootenays, the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway, the Crows Nest Southern ...

Elk Valley to Fernie

File consists of research material regarding the Great Northern Railway in Elk Valley and Fernie. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Fort Macl...

BC Electric Railway Interurbans

File consists of research material regarding the BC Electric Railway interurbans, including the Fraser Valley line and the Lulu Island line. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Co...

White Pass & Yukon Railway

File consists of research material regarding the White Pass & Yukon Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "A Trip on the White Pass &...

Short lines in British Columbia

File consists of research material regarding short line railways in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Short Lines in BC in ...

Okanagan Valley Railway

File consists of research material regarding the Okanagan Valley Railway, which was created on 21 Nov. 1998. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: &quo...

Baggage and express services

File consists of material regarding baggage and express services for rail passengers. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information regarding baggage wagons, freight we...

Freight loading and discharging devices

File consists of material regarding freight loading and discharging devices. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about coal unloaders, rotary dumping, lumber ...

Freight by industry: Fish

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the fishing industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about fish traffic from CNR in Prince Rupe...

Rail ferries in British Columbia

File consists of general material regarding rail ferries in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "British Columbia's Rail ...

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...

Saltwater rail ferries other than CPR and CNR

File consists of research material regarding saltwater rail activities by railways other than CP and CN. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about PGE tug and...

Compressed air locomotives

File consists of material regarding compressed air locomotives. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes background notes by Davies on compressed air locomotives in British Co...

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...

Kettle Valley Steam Railway

File consists of material regarding the Kettle Valley Steam Railway as a tourist destination. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals.

Preservation of interurban cars

File consists of material regarding the preservation of interurban cars. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "The Downtown Historical Railway - A Look at ...

Cultural interpretations of railways

File consists of material regarding cultural interpretations of railways, such as railway-related movies, poetry, drama, and art. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, excerpts from books, clippings from periodicals, a Chri...

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