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Artifacts

Series consists of objects such as posters, t-shirts, and artwork collected or created by the UNBC Office of Development.

Textual records

Series consists of invitations, cards, news releases, and other textual material collected or created by the UNBC Office of Development.

Artifacts

Series contains objects, artifacts and ephemera related to UNBC's history.

Mishaps

Series consists of articles, clippings, and other material regarding railway accidents and mishaps in British Columbia. Includes information about derailments, collisions, fires, slides, washouts, avalanches, runaway trains, bridge failures, accid...

Great Northern Railway

Series consists of material regarding the Great Northern Railway in British Columbia. Includes information about its history, its branches in the lower mainland and in the Kootenays, the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway, the Crows Nest Southern ...

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...

Tourism and Preservation

Series consists of material regarding rail-related tourism and preservation in British Columbia. Includes information about rail tours (such as the Rocky Mountaineer and the Royal Hudson), preserved locomotives and rolling stock, the EXPO 86 trans...

Canadian Railroad Historical Association

Series consists of records from the Canadian Railroad Historical Association. Includes “CRHA Communications” newsletters, issues of “The Sandhouse”, issues of “Canadian Rail”, and information about the Exporail Canadian Railway Museum.

Work Force

Series consists of material regarding railway employees and work force. Includes information about training, safety, recruitment, labour relations, railway unions, job titles, managers, pay scales, and uniforms. Also includes collective agreements...

Train Types and Use

Series consists of material regarding various train types and uses, including passenger trains and freight trains. Also includes information about train handling, train yards, and switching.

Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway

Series consists of research material regarding the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway. Includes information about the history of the E&N, CPR operation of the railway up to 1998, and the operation of the E&N after 1998 and its demise. Also in...

British Columbia Electric Railway

Series consists of material regarding the BC Electric Railway (1897-1961) and its successor, the BC Hydro Railway (1961-1989). Includes information about BCER interurbans, the Granville Island street railway, and the Nelson Electric Tramway.

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...

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...

Canadian National Railway

Series consists of information about the Canadian National Railway in British Columbia, including its history, construction, statistics, and branches. Includes information about the Canadian Northern Railway, the CNR main line from Jasper to Vanco...

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.

Rail Ferries

Series consists of articles, clippings, and monographs regarding rail ferries in British Columbia. Includes information about freshwater rail ferries in the Kootenays and Okanagan and saltwater rail ferries.

Industrial Railways

Series consists of research material regarding industrial railways in British Columbia. Includes information about industrial locomotives, logging railroads, mining railways, and other industrial railway lines. Also includes monographs and periodi...

Cultural View of Railways

Series consists of culturally-related material on Canadian and British Columbian railways. Includes information about railway movies filmed in Canada, railway subjects on stamps, railway collectibles, and model railroading.

Photographs

Series consists of graphic material depicting railways in British Columbia. Includes prints, negatives, and postcards.

Kettle Valley Railway

Series consists of material relating to the Kettle Valley Railway. Includes information about the history of the railway, its Carmi sub-division, its Osoyoos branch, and the Nicola spur. Also includes correspondence and documents regarding the dis...

Pacific Great Eastern Railway

Series consists of information about the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and BC Rail, the provincial railway of British Columbia. Includes information about its history, construction, statistics, and its Dease Lake extension.

VIA Rail

Series consists of material regarding VIA Rail in British Columbia. Includes information about its formation between 1978 and 1982, passenger operations, and the Amtrak-VIA Rail connection.

Structures

Series consists of plans, articles, and clippings regarding structures built by railways (with the exception of bridges and stations) in British Columbia. Includes information about engine houses, roundhouses, turntables, water delivery structures...

Track and Trackside

Series consists of material regarding the laying and maintenance of railway track and other trackside operations in British Columbia. Includes information about rails, track, turnouts, rail ties, gradients, telegraph lines, track signage, road cro...

Employee Timetables

Series consists of employee timetables for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, BC Rail, the Great Northern Railway, the Great Northern Railway, the Burlington Northern Railway, the BC Ele...

Public Timetables

Series consists of public timetables for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, BC Rail, the CNR, the CPR, the Great Northern Railway, the Burlington Northern Railway, and VIA Rail.

Stations

Series consists of material regarding railway stations in British Columbia. Includes information about station furnishing, architectural history, flagstops, and railway station gardens. Also contains details about specific stations and types of st...

Locomotives

Series consists of research material relating to steam and diesel locomotives that were used on British Columbia railways. Includes information about the steam to diesel transition period, details about specific locomotives, locomotive manufacture...

Bridges

Series consists of articles, clippings, and other research material regarding railway bridges in British Columbia. Includes information about fixed span bridges, drawbridges, moveable span bridges, and trestles. Also includes details about specifi...

Maintenance of Way

Series consists of material related to maintenance-of-way on British Columbia railways. Includes information about track sections, track vehicles, mechanized maintenance, and animals on railway tracks.

Controlling Movement

Series consists of material regarding the control of movement on British Columbia railways. Includes information about control systems, dispatching, schedules, telegraph lines, telephone systems, radio, timing, train orders, semaphore, searchlight...

Survey and Construction

Series consists of material regarding railway survey and construction in British Columbia. Includes information about construction statistics, surveying and tendering, construction methods, contractors, and equipment. Also includes details about t...

Snow Removal

Series consists of material regarding snow removal on British Columbia railways. Includes information about snow removal operations, snow removal equipment, and rotary snow plows.

General

Series consists of general histories, statistics, and sources for railway subjects, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions and clippings from periodicals. Most documents are Canada-wide in scope.

Maps and Plans

Series consists of province-wide and regional maps of British Columbia that show railway trackage or otherwise relate to railways. Includes plans of railway structures, trackage, and buildings built in British Columbia by railway companies. Contai...

Rolling Stock

Series consists of articles, clippings, and other research material related to rolling stock used on British Columbia railways. Although the term “rolling stock” encompasses all vehicles that move on a railway, some material regarding rolling stoc...

Photographs

Photographs are primarily related to the history and historical geography of the Central Interior of BC, especially Prince George, Giscome and East Line communities covering the period c.1900-c.2010. Photographs depict geographic features, landsca...

Electronic records

Series contains material relating to Ainley's personal projects and research and professional projects. The material consists of transcribed copies of Ainley's early articles; drafts of sections, notes, research material and corresponden...

Management and Working Plans

Series contains working and management plans, a policy handbook, drafts, correspondence, proposals, recommendations, revenue records, photographs, handwritten notes, maps, and planning projects.

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