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White Pass & Yukon Railway

Series consists of material regarding the White Pass and Yukon Route, a narrow gauge railway that links Skagway and Whitehorse. Includes monographs about the history of the railway.

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

Series consists of articles and clippings regarding short line railways in British Columbia. Includes information about the Southern Railway of British Columbia, the Kelowna Pacific Railway, the Okanagan Valley Railway, the Kaslo and Slocan Railwa...

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 ...

Southern Railway of British Columbia

File consists of research material regarding the Southern Railway of British Columbia (1 Oct. 1988 to present), which was preceded by the BC Hydro Railway (31 Mar. 1962) and the BC Electric Railway Fraser Valley Interurban (4 Oct. 1910). Predomina...

Kelowna Pacific Railway

File consists of research material regarding the Kelowna Pacific Railway, which was created in 2000 from its predecessor, the CNR Okanagan Branch (which existed since February 15, 1926). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts ...

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...

Northern Alberta Railway in British Columbia

File consists of research material regarding the Northern Alberta Railway in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Sixty Years ...

Passengers

Series consists of material regarding passengers on British Columbia railways. Includes information about the decline in North American railway passenger traffic, passenger experience, passenger fares, publicity, railway hotels, restaurant car cat...

Rail passengers: Overview

File consists of general research material regarding railway passengers. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about the decline in North American passenger tra...

Passenger publicity

File consists of material regarding railway publicity directed toward potential passengers. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes a 1924 CNR pamphlet "Across Canada fr...

Passenger fares

File consists of material regarding railway passenger fares. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes past passenger rates for E&N, CN, BC Rail, PGE, CPR, GNR, VIA Rail, a...

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...

Railway Post Office

File consists of research material regarding Railway Post Offices (RPOs). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Railway Post Offices" by R. ...

Freight

Series consists of research material regarding rail freight in British Columbia and in general. Includes information about freight statistics, freight customers in BC, freight revenue, less-than-carload service, types of freight loads, freight loa...

Rail freight transport overview

File consists of general material regarding rail freight transport. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about L.C.L. (Less-Than-Carload) service, freight way ...

Freight by location

File consists of material regarding rail freight based on location. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Rail Customers of CNR in BC in 1977 who...

Freight loads in transit

File consists of material regarding rail freight in transit. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about unusual freight loads, open loads, shipments of smaller...

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: Coal mining

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the coal mining industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Once Accursed the Crows...

Freight by industry: Coke ovens

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the coke fuel industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about coke ovens at Union Bay, Fernie, a...

Freight by industry: Ore smelting

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the ore smelting industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about the Granby smelter at Anyox and...

Freight by industry: Lumber/plywood

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the lumber and plywood industries. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about sawmills in British Col...

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 Macken...

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, g...

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...

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 wo...

Freight by industry: Automobiles

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the automobile industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Outgoing Automobile Rail...

Freight by industry: Miscellaneous

File consists of material regarding miscellaneous freight transport. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about freight from abattoirs and meat packing plants,...

Rail aspects of livestock cartage

File consists of material regarding the rail-related aspects of livestock cartage. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about SPCA inspections, stock car accid...

Illustrations of livestock cartage

File consists of depictions of livestock cartage by rail. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes illustrations that Davies used for his article, "Railway Recollections ...

Details about shipping livestock by rail

File consists of material regarding related details about shipping livestock by rail. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about meat packing, dressed meat wei...

Livestock cartage in the United States

File consists of material regarding livestock cartage in the United States. Moving livestock by rail was developed in the United States and later evolved in Canada. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippi...

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