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Winnifred Emily Warner Russell Interview

  • 2003.2
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  • c. 1923 - c. 1957

Fonds consists of 1 copy of a typed transcript featuring Winnifred Emily Warner Russell (nee Large) being interviewed by her daughter Bev Christensen. Content of transcript includes the topics of nursing training in Vernon (1923-26) and nursing in Grace Hospital in Vancouver, and General Hospitals in Prince George, Prince Rupert, and Smithers up until 1957. No audio recording gifted.

Weather ship "Vancouver"

Photograph depicts a weather ship of the Canadian Coastguard called "Vancouver." It was fitting out after launching. This vessel and its sister ship, "Quada," were the largest vessels ever built on the western coast of Canada. "Vancouver" was retired in May 1981 as it was too costly to service.

View of harbour road in Vancouver

Photograph depicts an unnamed harbour road that runs to the north of , and parallel to Water St. The trackage is connected behind the camera to a CPR depot and at the other end to the mainline. No spurs lead off to the docks. The track is not used but usable.

View of CPR yards in Vancouver

Photograph depicts a general view of the C.P.R. yards adjacent to Ballantyne Pier in Vancouver. The sheeted units in the middle distance consist of an export train of 11 locies, travelling dear, just brought in by the G.N.R. switcher. The locomotives were built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division in La Grange, Illinois. For shipment to Korean National Railways, Pusan. Diverted to Vancouver because of the U.S. Pacific Coast long shoreman strike.

View in a lane by Richards St. in Vancouver

Photograph depicts a view in a lane on the south side of the 1300 block of Richards St. in Vancouver. It includes a Louisville & Nashville car # L&N 109534, that is "paper loading only", has blue paintwork, and was built in June 1953. The end of the spur is at about Drake St. but it is covered in gravel for the last 25 yards. The car was spotted at the Cascade Imperial Mills Ltd. located at #1205 Richards St. Two-thirds of the block is occupied by the Johnston Terminals, Merchandise Storage Division. The building has 6 rail access doors but only 4 are in use. There is usually at least 1 car spotted along the building.

VIA Rail Rail, Vancouver

Photograph taken at the VIA Rail depot in Vancouver. Visible is a former Grand Trunk Pacific car, 'Nechako,' now CNR #15105. It was a fairly permanent fixture with steam, water, and waste lines fixed up to the depot's facilities.

VIA Rail Rail, Vancouver

Photograph taken at the VIA Rail depot in Vancouver. Image captures the view end of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway car, now called the CNR 'Nechako' #15105. Davies notes that it was normally spotted at the location as a semi-fixed installation.

Vancouver Fireboat #2

Photograph depicts Vancouver Fireboat #2 having its hull sandblasted in a dry dock at the Burrard Shipyard & Marine Ways Ltd. at 1729 West Georgia St., Vancouver.

Two 3-truck Shay locomotives at the Vancouver Wharves Ltd.

Photograph depicts two 3-truck Shay locomotives, #114 and behind her #115, belonging to the Railway Appliance Company at the Vancouver Wharves Ltd. in North Vancouver. They are in daily or weekly use. Both were built by Lima Locomotive Works Inc. Locomotive #114 was built in July 1928 as #3320 and #115 was built in October 1929 as #3344.

Two 3-truck Shay locomotives at the Vancouver Wharves Ltd.

Photograph depicts two 3-truck Shay locomotives, #114 and behind her #115, belonging to the Railway Appliance Company at the Vancouver Wharves Ltd. in North Vancouver. They are in daily or weekly use. Both were built by Lima Locomotive Works Inc. Locomotive #114 was built in July 1928 as #3320 and #115 was built in October 1929 as #3344.

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