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David Davies Railway Collection
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Public Timetables

Series consists of public timetables for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, BC Rail, the CNR, the CPR, the Great Northern Railway, the Burlington Northern Railway, and VIA Rail.

CPR public timetables

File consists of Canadian Pacific Railway public timetables. Includes Dayliner schedules for 1964 and 1969; an Okanagan bus connection schedule for 1965-1966; and CP Rail timetables for 1964, 1966, 1969-1970, and 1975.

Controlling Movement

Series consists of material regarding the control of movement on British Columbia railways. Includes information about control systems, dispatching, schedules, telegraph lines, telephone systems, radio, timing, train orders, semaphore, searchlight...

Train order stations: Hooping-up

File consists of research material regarding train order stations, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on train order boards, hooping up, and throwing down.

Signals: Semaphore and searchlight

File consists of research material regarding train signalling, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on use of semaphore, searchlights, signal bridges, mea...

Lights, hands, whistles

File consists of research material regarding railroad communication signals, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on universal hand signals, locomotive wh...

CN train order book

File consists of a CN Train Order Book. Includes front cover and a few blank pages that include information about the book and train orders.

Work Force

Series consists of material regarding railway employees and work force. Includes information about training, safety, recruitment, labour relations, railway unions, job titles, managers, pay scales, and uniforms. Also includes collective agreements...

Railway work forces in general

File consists of research material regarding railway work forces, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on locomotive engineer qualification, work ethic, r...

Training, safety, and recruitment

File consists of research material regarding railway training, safety, and recruitment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on sleep deprivation, trainin...

Labour relations and unions

File consists of research material regarding railway labour relations and unions, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the unionization process, the Un...

Job categories and job titles

File consists of research material regarding railway job categories and job titles, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on conductors, dispatchers, build...

Management

File consists of research material regarding railway management practices and personnel, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the CPR management attitu...

"Collective Agreements between the Canadian National Railway Company Prairie and Mountain Regions and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen on behalf of Conductors, Baggagemen, Flagmen, Brakemen"

File consists of an original "Collective Agreements between the Canadian National Railway Company Prairie and Mountain Regions and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen on behalf of Conductors, Baggagemen, Flagmen, Brakemen" updated to Ma...

"Collective Agreement between Canadian Pacific Railway Company and United Transportation Union on behalf of the Conductors, Baggagemen, Brakemen, Yardmen, and Switchtenders employed on the Prairie & Pacific Regions (including Esquimalt and Nanaimo Rwy.)"

File consists of an original "Collective Agreement between Canadian Pacific Railway Company and United Transportation Union on behalf of the Conductors, Baggagemen, Brakemen, Yardmen, and Switchtenders employed on the Prairie & Pacific Re...

"Agreement between the British Columbia Railway Company and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Cariboo Lodge No. 221, Lillooet Lodge No. 215 and Summit Lodge No. 252 Governing the Working Conditions and Compensation of Employees Employed on the British Columbia Railway Company, Revision 1975"

File consists of an original "Agreement between the British Columbia Railway Company and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Cariboo Lodge No. 221, Lillooet Lodge No. 215 and Summit Lodge No. 252 Governing the Working Conditions a...

Train Types and Use

Series consists of material regarding various train types and uses, including passenger trains and freight trains. Also includes information about train handling, train yards, and switching.

Passenger trains

File consists of research material regarding the practical aspects of operating passenger trains, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on equipment, runni...

Named passenger trains

File consists of research material regarding named passenger trains, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on CP's The Canadian, CP's The Dominio...

Freight trains

File consists of research material regarding freight trains, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on CNR freight and mixed train service, freight tonnage,...

Unit freight trains

File consists of research material regarding unit freight trains that carry a single commodity, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on container freight,...

Train handling

File consists of research material regarding train handling, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on directional running of trains, end-of-train devices, ...

Train yards

File consists of research material regarding train yards, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on classification yards, the Pacific Coast Terminals at Por...

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...

Railway accidents in general

File consists of research material regarding train accidents in general and miscellaneous railway mishaps, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on locomot...

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...

Accidents: Bridges and trestles

File consists of research material regarding accidents on bridges and trestles, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on accidents at Surprise Creek bridge...

Accidents at grade crossings

File consists of research material regarding accidents at grade crossings, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Mainly includes newspaper clippings of train collisions with ca...

Accident statistics

File consists of documents regarding accident statistics, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes statistics on railway crossings, trespassing, derailments, and railway-...

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