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Cousin to Taylor Family at Victoria, BC

Woman stands in walkway cleared of snow in front of tall brick home with a detailed porch, believed to be in Victoria, B.C. Woman wears long winter coat, fur hand-warmer, and large hat. It is believed this woman may be a cousin to Sarah Glassey's family, possibly through the Taylor line.

Close View of Bridget Signing Book

Photograph depicts Bridget Moran wearing University of Victoria regalia, seated at table with large book. Curtains hang in background, poinsettia plant sits on far right.

Bridget Moran & David Strong

Photograph depicts Moran and Strong wearing full regalia, and shaking hands while holding unidentified item. Curtain hangs in background.

Boy’s Parliament

Item is a photograph of the Boy’s Parliament taken on the steps of the Legislature in Victoria. Mr. Williston is on the left in the second row from the front.

Ray Williston receiving silver teaspoons

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston receiving five silver teaspoons with the centennial crest, one for each 100 hundred miles of a personal centennial project which was to run 500 miles, the equivalent of the distance to Prince George. The spoons were presented by YMCA Physical Education Director Art Burgess (left) and YMCA Secretary James A. McConnell. The run took place on the YMCA track in Victoria.

Ray Williston running through ribbon

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston completing 500 miles in his personal centennial project of running the equivalent of the distance to Prince George. The run took place on the YMCA track in Victoria.

Elementary Class

Item is a photograph of a class of elementary school children from the Craigflower School in Victoria. Ray began attending there in 1922.

Legislature in session

Item is a photograph of the BC legislature in session. Mr. Williston is seated on the left in the front row, fourth from the speaker next to Premier W.A.C. Bennett.

CPR SS Princess Charlotte

Photograph of the SS "Princess Charlotte" on the open ocean. Metallic annotation on recto reads: "C.P.R.SS Princess Charlotte entered according to act of the parliament of Canada, in the year 1908[?]. by A. Shaw, at the Department of Agriculture." Printed annotation on verso reads "Shaw & Co., Photo. Victoria. B.C. (Empire Series)"

Photographs

Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.

CPR Downtown Victoria

Photograph depicts the east side of the upper harbour. The Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway switches the #6702 pullling box car. The CPR 18705 is running south. Taking empty car from B. Wilson Co. Ltd. Cold and Frozen Storage back to the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway yards on far side of the harbour.

CPR Downtown Victoria

Photograph depicts the east side of the upper harbour. Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway locomotive #6702 that is returning with an empty box car #18705 at th point where Chatham Street meets State Street (located north of where the photograph was taken). Looking north at the train moving south. Currently 4 spurs on State st. There is a cement plant. The "m/c" works with two others. Except for the cement plant, little or not much is used.

CPR Downtown Victoria

Photograph depicts the east side of the upper harbour. Locomotive #6702 coupling up to empty box cars located on premises of B. Wilson Co. Ltd. Cold and Frozen Storage. Looking south in the photograph with Chatham Street in the foreground.

CPR Downtown Victoria

Photograph depicts the east side of the upper harbour. Locomotive #6702 on Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway street trackage crossing Chatham Street in south direction and entering premises of B. Wilson Co. Ltd Cold and Frozen Storage which has a spur that will take 2 (maybe 3) box cars. The empty box car (# 18705) is about to be removed.

CPR Downtown Victoria

Photograph depicts the east side of the upper harbour. The Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway has street railway trackage from the east end of Esquimalt bridge along State street with spurs leaving off, plus a freight terminal between Chatham and Discovery Streets. Locomotive #6702 travelling north at State Street and is about to turn east to freight terminal.

CNR Victoria

Photograph depicts the CNR main line from Victoria to Duncan. Image captured looking south from Gorge Road towards a Selkirk water trestle. The line behind the camera was in regular use to the Cedar Hill Grass Roads spur. The main line beside the Island highway ran west out of Victoria.

CNR Victoria

Photograph depicts the entrance to the CNR yards on the west side of the Selkirk waterfront in Victoria. A trestle bridge is immediately behind the camera.

CNR Victoria

Photograph depicts the end of the trackage near Cedar Hill Cross Road and Borden Road in Saanich. This line was formerly part of the Victoria to Sidney line built by the Canadian Northern Pacific in 1913-1914.

CNR Victoria

Photograph depicts the former line from the CNR yards in downtown Victoria. Taken from Boleskine Road overbridge, looking north.

CNR Victoria

Photograph taken on Jacklin Road in the former Cowichan Subdivision. With a few exceptions of short length removals, trackage of the Subdivision remained intact in metro Victoria. It was last used in regular service in September 1965.

CNR Victoria

Photograph depicts a track located beyond a road covered in dense bushes. The rail in the foreground is dated 1918 and 1912. Image captured on Jacklin road, estimated to be on mile 9.2 in the former Cowichan Subdivision.

CNR rail barge, Victoria

Photograph depicts a laid up CNR raikl car ferry called the "Canora." It had been tied to the CN pier in Vancouver for the winter of 1967/68, but its berth was needed for cruise steamers.

Steam crane, Victoria

Photograph depicts a steam crane, lettered "Osborn Bay Wharf Ltd." Davies suggests that it may have been on the Victoria-Pacific tourist line on the outskirts of Victoria.

CNR terminal yard, Victoria

Photograph depicts a Hillcrest Lumber Co. steam crane that was acquired by Terry Fergusan and was moved from Mesachie Lake, Cowichan. It was put to use on the tourist attraction railway, the "Victoria-Pacific," that was created in 1971.

CNR Point Ellice yards, Victoria

Photograph depicts a car that used to be on the "Victoria-Pacific Railway" tourist steam train, owned by Terry Ferguson. It was built in 1890 as a sleeping car by Barry and Smythe (USA). Originally named "Sherbrooke," it worked on the Montreal-Halifax run. It was rebuilt in 1910 as a private car and then became superintendent's car #16 in Lethbridge and was sold by the CPR to WCRA in 1963.

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