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Control systems, dispatching, schedules, and bulletins

File consists of research material regarding control systems, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on dispatching, schedules, bulletins, Centralized Traffic Control (CTC), and Automatic Block Signal (ABS). Also includes an article by Al Lill entitled "Dispatching on the CNR's Yale Subdivision".

Transmission of orders: Telegraph, telephone, radio, electronics, time

File consists of research material regarding transmission of orders, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on telegraphs, telephone systems, radio frequencies, and railway time. Also includes the following articles: "Information on Railway Time Service and Watch-Clock Standards" by Kushnir; "Railroad Pocket Watched in Canada" by Angus; and "CPR Connaught Tunnel and Electric Token Block System" by Davies.

CNR trestle and embankment at Lyon Creek

File consists of research material relating to the Canadian National Railway trestle and embankment at Lyon Creek. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works by Davies: "Embankment, or the tale of Buried Treasure and a Lost Locomotive" and "Embankment Update". Also includes information on the 0-4-0 contractor's locomotive #25 "Samson", which was used in the construction of the embankment at Lyon Creek.

Alberni Pacific Railway train

Photograph depicts a train commencing its trip in its yard, not at the station, in Port Alberni. Locomotive at the lower/city end (ie formation at the end of the last trip). It, at the time, needed to get to the head-end, so it took the siding.

Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo overseeing the RCMP Change of Command at Vancouver, BC

Beverley A. Busson promoted from Deputy Commissioner for British Columbia and the Yukon, and commander of British Columbia to Commissioner. Handwritten notation on RCMP Commanding Officer letterhead included with photograph reads: “RCMP Change of Command, Bev Busson to Interim Com Cda, Gary Bass to Dep Com, E + M, Div”.

Freight by industry: Pulp & paper

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the pulp and paper industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about pulp mill traffic, the Mackenzie pulp mill, the Elk Falls pulp mill, and rail-water connections. Also includes a map of pulp and paper mills in British Columbia at 1975 and a map that demonstrates chip flow to pulp mills circa 1980.

Freight by industry: Grain

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the grain industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about grain elevators in British Columbia, grain haulage statistics, grain hopper cars, the Crow Rate, and grain transport reform. Also includes the following articles: "Going with the Grain" by Stagl; "Canada's Century" by Bohi and Kozma; and "Grain Loading" by Kinkaid.

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 Rupert, canneries and the role of railways in product distribution, fish canneries near Prince Rupert, the Gulf of George Cannery, and canneries in Steveston.

Freight by industry: Food and drink

File consists of material regarding freight transport for fruit and vegetable producers, breweries, and distilleries. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: When the Titans Met: Railway Rivalry in the Okanagan and Kelowna's Rise as a Fruit-Shipping Centre" by Ian Pooley; "Moving Fresh Fruit by Steam Tugboat: The Introduction of Railway Transfer Barges in the Okanagan" by Ian Pooley; "The Role the Railways Played in Shipping out Fruit and Produce from the Okanagan" compiled by Davies; "Notes on Greater Vancouver Breweries and Distilleries Served by Rail (or not)" by Ian Smith; "Okanagan and Southern Interior Tree Fruit Blossom & Harvest Schedule"; and "Fruit and Vegetables exported from Kamloops by Rail from Spurs, period 1915-1959" by Davies.

CPR and CNR saltwater rail ferries

File consists of material regarding saltwater rail ferries in British Columbia run by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works:

Flat cars

File consists of research material regarding flat cars. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Intermodal and container cars

File consists of research material regarding container cars and intermodal service. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

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 whistles, and computer systems.

Developments in controlling movement in the 21st century

File consists of research material regarding 21st century developments in controlling train movement, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on positive train control, microwave communication systems, and the LEADER system.

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, Lytton bridge, Cisco bridge, and a Cheakamus River bridge near Squamish.

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 cars at grade crossings.

Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway main line

Photograph taken on the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway main line out of Port Alberni with run-around siding over the right out of sight. Yard is found towards the rear. On the left, there was private trackage of the Nordeske paper mill that was in daily use until December 31, 2001 when Rail America stopped runnning freights because the mill went to road transport.

Alberni Pacific Railway water tank

Photograph depicts a water tank car used for fighting line side fires. Propery of Alberni Pacific tourist railway. Sat in a yard in Port Alberni. Formerly owned by Crown Zellerbach of Ladysmith.

Tank car

Photograph depicts an old tank car owned by a logging railway on Vancouver Island, parked at the end of a spur behind a locomotive shed of the Alberni Pacific Railway.

McLean sawmill switcher

Photograph depicts a tiny switcher that belonged to the McLean sawmill and was buily by Buda of New Westminster, circa 1927. Sat on unconnected trackage adjacent to the Alberni Pacific Railway and was part of a sawmill exhibit.

Trelle Morrow Collection

  • 2007.47
  • Collection
  • [2007]

Includes an audiocassette and a CD copy of an interview conducted by Kent Sedgwick with Trelle Morrow on the history of architectural design in Prince George.

Morrow, Trelle

Northern Sport Centre brochures

File consists of: Northern Sport Centre - Grand Opening September 21, 2007 - Commemorative magazine Northern Sport Centre 2007 brochure Northern Sport Centre 2008-2009 Timberwolf Trail Challenge brochure Northern Sport Centre Spring/Summer 2012 Activity Guide
*Northern Sport Centre Summer 2013 Activity Guide

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