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Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 2002.1
  • Collection
  • 1887-1999

The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society Collection consists primarily of textual, photographic, and cartographic records related to the regional developments of the railway industry in Northern BC. A predominant portion of the collection is made up of material from the Canadian National Railway; other railways represented include the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway (BC Rail), the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk Railway, the Intercolonial Railway, and the Okanagan Express. Significant geographical areas covered include Prince George, the Peace River Region, Terrace, Bulkley Valley, Hazelton and Prince Rupert.

The forestry industry is represented in the collection with operational and financial records from Fyfe Lake Sawmill Ltd., which operated southwest of Prince George in the 1950s.

The collection has been organized into series according to creator, each of which also has been arranged to subseries, file and item level, where applicable. This collection consists of eight series, as follows:

1) Canadian National Railway
2) Grand Trunk Railway
3) Pacific Great Eastern Railway
4) British Columbia Railway (BC Rail)
5) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
6) Intercolonial Railway
7) Fyfe Lake Sawmill ltd.
8) PGRFM
9) Photographs

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine

Map depicts the regional district of Kitmat, but is extensively annotated showing the proposed route of the Kitmat Truck Ferry, running through Terrace and up into the "Yukon Markets," and the Kispiox Connector, running from Prince Rupert to Hazelton and further East along Highway 16 and north along the Kispiox River.

British Columbia: Satellite Image Map

Map depicts annotations marking the major freight-ways: Garnet Ent. Truck Haul from Vancouver to Terrace, Canada Freightways Lyndon Trucking from Vancouver-Edmonton-Alaska Highway, Lindsays Transfer from Terrace to Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek, and the Northland Navigation roll-on and roll-off service. The cities and towns of Vancouver, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Terrace, Kitimat and Whitehorse are noted.

[British Columbia Freight Routes]

Map depicts annotations of the freight-way routes throughout British Columbia. These routes include: the Garnet Enterprise Truck Haul from Vancouver to Terrace, the Canadian Freightways from Vancouver to Edmonton to Alaska; the Lindsay Transfer from Terrace to Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek; and the Northland Navigation roll-on and roll-off service.

Men in front of Terrace Land Co. building

Photograph depicts a copy of a June 1915 photograph that shows five men in front of the Terrace Land Company building. From left to right, these people include: J.K. Gordan of Terrace, John Oliver (future BC Premier), H.C. Brewster (future BC Premier), L.H. Kenney of Terrace, and T.D. Pattullo.

Iona Campagnolo and crowd practicing the "Infamous Fitness Routine" at the Terrace Theatre Festival

Photograph depicts Minister Iona Campagnolo and a crowd of unidentified students and young adults practicing Campagnolo's "infamous fitness routine" at the Caledonia Secondary School gym during the Terrace Theater Festival. Campagnolo is crouching in front of a microphone with her hands on her hips and back towards the camera.

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