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David Davies Railway Collection File
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Woodchip cars

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

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 & Yukon Route - 1994" by Lacey; "White Pass' New Gold" by Zimmerman; "Taku Tramway, 1900 to 1937: BC's Shortest 'Short Line' Railway at 2.3 Miles" by Davies; "The White Pass & Yukon Route" by MacBride; "America's Only Modern Narrow Gauge: White Pass & Yukon has Revamped Everything But Its Gauge" by Morgan; "Canada's Newest Steam Operation" by Meldrum; "The WP&YR's Lewis Lake Disaster: an 1899 Engineering Blunder" by Johnson; "Gold Rush Line" by Bruce West; "The Amazing White Pass - Part Two: Riding the Mixed to Whitehorse and Back" by D'Amanto; "White Pass & Yukon Route and the Ton of Gold Special"; "The 'New' White Pass & Yukon Route: Will It Be Standard-Gauged?" by Johnson; "White Pass Storms to New Passenger Records" by Johnson; "White Pass Centennial: One Hundred Years and Getting Better" by Nicklason; "WY&PR's Yukon Adventure Train Reaches Carcross" by Johnson and Cooper; and "When the US Army Took Over the White Pass" by Douglas N.W. Smith.

Water delivery structures

File consists of research material regarding railway water delivery structures, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes schematic drawings of water delivery structures; information on water crane standpipes, enclosed water tanks, and steel water tanks; and a 1993 Canadian Rail article by Heaman entitled "Water--A Railway Necessity: Western Lines Increase Supply".

Wartime Freight

File consists of: Canadian Rail issue no. 447 (July-August 1995) which is devoted to Canada's Railways in World War II Article by David Davies, "Wartime Freight in BC in WWII, 1939-1945"
*Summary piece by David Davies, "What happened in British Columbia in WWII? 1939-1945: A Review of Military Events"

Vancouver terminals

File consists of research material regarding railway terminals in Vancouver, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on Pacific Central Station (VIA, Amtrak, Rocky Mountaineer) and the Great Northern Railway (GNR) terminal station.

VIA Rail in British Columbia, 1996-2010

File consists of research material regarding VIA Rail in British Columbia in the period between 1996 and 2010. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes VIA Rail advertisements; "The Skeena: A Neighbourhood on Wheels" by Wheeler; "VIA Rail in the 1990s" by Box; "A Government Railroad that Works?" by Johnston; "VIA Rail Marks Canadian's 50th Birthday" by Smith; and "VIA Rail Canada Since 1990" by Shron.

VIA Rail in British Columbia, 1983-1995

File consists of research material regarding VIA Rail in British Columbia in the period between 1983 and 1995. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article by Gerson entitled "VIA What?: Canada's Rail Passenger Service is Called Via but There are so Few Trains Remaining, it Probably means Via Bus or Via Plane"; "The VIA Cutbacks Announced October 4, 1989"; a map of VIA services and connections; a 1985 Malahat Railiner schedule; a 1988 national timetable; a 1995 E&N Railiner schedule; a punch-out train model of a LRC Coach; "The Last Canadian: Being One Person's Account of the Last Run of the Canadian on CP's Route Through the Mountains" by Lorne Nicklason; "VIA's 'Occidental Express'" by Gormick; "Via VIA: The Information Guide to VIA Rail Canada"; VIA Rail Annual Report 1987; and a 1994 national timetable.

Unit freight trains

File consists of research material regarding unit freight trains that carry a single commodity, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on container freight, intermodal cars, until coal trains, piggyback operations, and CN's unit trains.

Turnouts

File consists of research material regarding turnouts, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on switch stands, turnout configurations, and targets.

Tunnels

File consists of research material regarding tunnels, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on tunnel clearances, the CN Messiter Tunnel, CNR tunnels, tunnelling methods in GTPR construction, PGE/BCR tunnels, and a "Summary of Tunnels in B.C. 100 feet and over" by Davies.

Trestles

File consists of research material regarding railway trestles, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes pieces compiled by Davies on the trestle approaching New Westminster Bridge; CNR Kinsol trestle; the Cuisson Creek and Australian Creek PGE trestles; trestles on the KVR; and wooden railway trestles in B.C.

Travelling museum trains in British Columbia

File consists of material regarding federal and provincial travelling museum trains in British Columbia, including the 'Great Steam Exhibition of 1975' and the Confederation Train. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals.

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.

Training, safety, and recruitment

File consists of research material regarding railway training, safety, and recruitment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on sleep deprivation, training courses, train simulators, and safety regulations. Also includes recruitment advertisements.

Train yards

File consists of research material regarding train yards, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on classification yards, the Pacific Coast Terminals at Port Moody, the E&N yard in Victoria, the CPR Revelstoke yard, the Prince George yard, CNR's port at Ogden Point in Victoria, CNR's Port Mann yard, CPR's Kamloops yard, CN's Prince Rupert yard, and the function and design of train yards. Also includes a "CN Transportation of Dangerous Goods" leaflet.

Train order stations: Hooping-up

File consists of research material regarding train order stations, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on train order boards, hooping up, and throwing down.

Train handling

File consists of research material regarding train handling, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on directional running of trains, end-of-train devices, caboose handling, pushers, and other aspects.

Trackside and miscellaneous

File consists of research material regarding trackside operations, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals (mainly model railroading magazines). Includes information on track fitments, rail bumpers, train order boxes, hose houses, swinging gate crossings, stock guards, telephone boxes, rail and flange lubricators, snow fences, and section houses. Also includes "Recollections of an E&N Railway Trackman, 1945-1955" by Bill Batchelor (recorded by Davies) and "Wyes in Southwestern B.C. and Vancouver Island" by Mike Green.

Track vehicle specifications

File consists of documents regarding track vehicle specifications, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on push cars, speeders, inspection cars, section cars, motor cars, and other maintenance of way vehicles.

Track sections: Length, activities, and men (pre-1960s era)

File consists of research material regarding maintenance of way track sections before 1960, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on pump cars, maintenance of way employees, section gang administration, track trollies, track tools, speeder patrols, tool sheds, section houses, and plans for maintenance of way structures. Also includes the following pieces by Davies: "Track Maintenance Facilities on CNR line: Jasper to Prince Rupert, 1915-1960s"; "History of Track Sections/Houses of CPR/KVR/GNR Princeton Sub."; and "Railway Sub-Divisions in B.C. and Probable Number of Sections Within Them".

Ties

File consists of research material regarding rail ties, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on date nails, wood ties, disposal of creosote ties, concrete ties, and steel ties.

Three Valley Gap Roundhouse

File consists of material regarding the Three Valley Gap roundhouse and heritage ghost town. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals.

Telegraph lines

File consists of research material regarding railway telegraph lines, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes diagrams showing locations of train phone wires; examples of railway pole lines; and information on telephone shanties and communications insulators.

Tank cars

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

Switching

File consists of research material regarding train switching, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on remote-control switching, car placards, and interchange service.

Surveying and tendering

File consists of documents relating to railway construction surveying and tendering, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following items, among others: an article from Trains magazine by R.M. Bailey entitled "On The Line" regarding CNR in BC; an article from Trains magazine by Fitsimons and Berns entitled "The Surveyor's Art"; and "Details about Survey Work, Cost Estimates, and Contract for Victoria & Sidney Railway" excerpted from book by Muralt.

Sullivan/Kimberley/Cominco lead-zinc mine railway

File consists of material regarding the industrial railway of the lead-zinc mine known variously as the Sullivan Mine/Cominco Mine/Kimberley Mine in Kimberley, British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Stock cars

File consists of research material regarding stock cars, including double-deck stock cars, the end of stock car service, and depictions of stock car types. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

SteamEXPO album

File consists of a scrapbook created by David Davies based on his May 31st, 1986 visit to the EXPO 86 SteamEXPO event, which ran from May 23 to June 1, 1986. Includes clippings from the guide to the exhibit, photographs taken by Davies, and clippings from periodicals.

Steam tourist trains operated by BC Rail (locomotives Royal Hudson #2860 and #3716)

File consists of material regarding the BC Rail operated steam tourist trains with the Royal Hudson Locomotive 2860 and its alternate locomotive #3716. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Steam is Alive and Well and Living in British Columbia" by McGarry; "Resurrection of a Royal Hudson" by Brown; "The Story of Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson No. 2860"; and "End of the Line for BC Rail Steam".

Steam to diesel transition period

File consists of research material regarding the transition period from steam locomotives to diesel locomotives, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the last steam locomotives in British Columbia and the dieselization of the railways. Also includes the following articles: "How three BCER electric freight locomotives were cornered near Vancouver's downtown" by Davies and "Steam Out--Diesel In" by Perry and Smaill.

Steam locomotives

File consists of research material regarding steam locomotives in general, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on locomotive function, design, types, performance, manufacture, mechanical details, fitments, train whistles, tenders, fuel, and servicing. Also includes the following articles: "Canadian Steam Locomotives: The Top Twenty" by Blevins; "Angus Shops of the Canadian Pacific Railway" by Elson; "The Duplex Stoker" by Cole; "Locomotive Cabs" by Fischer; "From Coal to Oil" by Hedley; "Locomotive Builder's Plates" by Mentzer; "The Non-Automatic Stoker" by du Fresne; and "Valve Gear" by Kouhoupt.

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). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Sources for railway subjects

File consists of general references for railway topics, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following articles: "Come Ride the Train: The Story of the National Railway Historical Society" by Cooper; "Sources of Railway Information in the Public Archives of Canada" by Thompson; "Researching Railway History in the Greater Vancouver Area" by Meyer; "B.C. Rail Guide No. 1: Historical Summary of Railways in British Columbia" (1992) by Davies and Nicklason; "Postcards and Railways: How they complimented each other in British Columbia" by Davies; "The Centennial of the Railway and Marine World" by Angus; Also includes the bibliography of David Davies, correspondence with museums and archives, the December 1990 "NMRA Periodical Index", and book reviews of railway monographs.

Snow removal equipment: Rotaries

File consists of research material regarding railway snow removal rotary equipment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on Leslie rotary snow plows, CPR rotary plows, and rotary plows in general. Also includes an article by Swanson entitled "The Leslie Brothers and their Giant Snowblower" and an article by Nicholls entitled "Rotary Ploughs".

Snow removal equipment

File consists of research material regarding railway snow removal equipment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on ice cutter spreaders, snow plows, wedge plows, wing plows, steel plows, and wood plows. Contains a piece by Davies entitled "Snowplows in B.C. and elsewhere in Canada at 2007". Also includes issue no. 475 of Canadian Rail magazine, which features an article by W.H. Winterrowd entitled "Snow Fighting Equipment".

Snow removal

File consists of research material regarding railway snow removal, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the Rogers Pass Avalanche of 1910, CPR snow slide accidents, snow removal on the Coquihalla subdivision of the Kettle Valley Railway, snow plowing the GNR in southeastern B.C., and general railway operation conditions in Canadian winters. Also includes two issues (nos. 324 and 361) of Canadian Rail magazine that feature articles about snow removal.

Slides, washouts, floods, and avalanches

File consists of research material regarding railway accidents resulting from slides, washouts, floods and avalanches, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the Great Northern Railway 1909 washout; the 1910 CPR slide in Rogers Pass; Fraser Canyon slides and washouts; avalanches in the Kootenays; and many other individual accidents on BC rail lines.

Signs

File consists of research material regarding railway signs, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on "tell-tales" that mark restricted clearances, blue flags, mileposts, metal crossing signs, culvert markers, speed signs, whistle posts, flanger signs, and other trackside signs.

Signals: Semaphore and searchlight

File consists of research material regarding train signalling, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on use of semaphore, searchlights, signal bridges, meanings of signal indications, ball signals, and smash boards.

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 2011" by Davies; "A Study in Extremes" by Blanchard; "Morrissey Fernie & Michel Railway: Great Northern Coal from Crows Nest Mines" by Burrows; "Locomotives for the Little Guys: From Steam to GE 70-tonners and from SD40-2s to Gensets, it's all Pulling Power for Shortline and Regional Railroads" by Lustig; "Vancouver Harbour Commissioners Terminal Railway and, after 1 Jan. 1936, National Harbours Board" notes compiled by Davies; "Historical Evolution of Rail Network in B.C." draft maps by Davies; "The Canadian North Eastern Railway (Originally The Portland Canal Short Line Railway)" by Mervyn Green and Douglas Smith; "Taku Tramway, 1900 to 1937: BC's Shortest 'Short Line' railway at 2.3 miles" by Davies; and "Stewart, B.C. and the C.N.E.R." by Mervyn Green and Robert D. Turner. Also includes two booklets published by the BCRHA: "The Cordwood Limited: A History of the Victoria & Sidney Railway" by Hearn and Wilkie, and "Shays on the Switchbacks: A History of the Narrow Gauge Lenora, Mt. Sicker Railway" by White and Wilkie.

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