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Ties

File consists of research material regarding rail ties, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on date nails, wood ties, disposal of creosote ties, concrete ties, and steel ties.

Learning Skills Centre micropublication, "Inked"

File consists of the following issues of the UNBC Learning Skills Centre micropublication zine, "Inked": Issue No. 1, Oct. 2008 Issue No. 2, Nov. 2008 Issue No. 3, New Years 2009 Issue No. 4, Feb. 2009
*Issue No. 5, Mar.-Apr. 2009

"UNBC's 1st Annual Green Day: 'Spring into Green' - Final Report"

Item is an original final report from UNBC's first Green Day entitled: "UNBC's 1st Annual Green Day: 'Spring into Green' - Final Report". The final report is a compilation of reports written by the organizers of Green Day, the students of ENVS 325 (Global Environmental Change: Science and Policy).

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 others: "Historical Summary of Railways in British Columbia" (BC Rail Guide No. 1) by Davies and Nicklason; "Dismantling the GNR tracks within B.C." compiled by Davies; "Summary of Route Mileages built in B.C. in Decades to 1930" compiled by Davies; "Rail Distances in B.C." compiled by Davies; and "A Chronology of Railways of B.C." by Dave Wilkie.

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 of PGE, a list of sub-contractors who completed the Squamish sub-division, "PGE/BCR: Dease Lake Extension First 25 Years, 1968 to 1993", and "P.G.E.R. 1914 to 1923: Progressive Dates of Commencement of Passenger Service".

Freight cars in general

File consists of research material regarding freight cars in general, including statistics, general reviews, and their evolution and historical development. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Also includes "Locomotive, Trolley, and Rail Car Builders: An All-Time Directory" by Ian Arnold (Railway History Quarterly, 1965); a CN Rail freight car roster from 1972; "CN's Freight Car Fleet & Numbering System--1919-1996" by Ian Cranstone (CN Lines, 1996); and excerpts from a 1979 CP Rail Equipment Data Book with data sheets from stock cars, flat cars, ore cars, and woodchip cars.

Boxcar design progression over the decades

File consists of research material regarding boxcar design progression over the decades, including profiles for 36-footer, 40-footer, 50-footer, and 60-footer boxcars. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

CPR, CNR, and BCR boxcars

File consists of research material regarding boxcars owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian National Railway, and BC Rail. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Fuelling facilities for coal, oil, and sand

File consists of research material regarding fueling facilities for coal, oil and sand, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following pieces compiled by Davies: "Water and Coal Needs for Steam Locomotives"; "KVR Water Tanks/Coal Facilities"; "Coal or Oil Fired Locomotives in British Columbia"; "Sources of Coal for Steam Locomotives Working in B.C."; and "CPR Coaling Towers in B.C.".

Tunnels

File consists of research material regarding tunnels, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on tunnel clearances, the CN Messiter Tunnel, CNR tunnels, tunnelling methods in GTPR construction, PGE/BCR tunnels, and a "Summary of Tunnels in B.C. 100 feet and over" by Davies.

Telegraph lines

File consists of research material regarding railway telegraph lines, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes diagrams showing locations of train phone wires; examples of railway pole lines; and information on telephone shanties and communications insulators.

Examples of mainstream power related to diesel locomotives

File consists of research material regarding examples of mainstream power related to diesel locomotives, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Included examples of locomotives had a minimum of 1,000 units built in North America, such as the ALCO RS1, EMD SD40-2, EMD GP38-2, and Montreal Locomotive Works M420, among others.

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