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CPR - Main Line Post-1900

Subseries consists of material regarding the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia, which runs from the Alberta border to Vancouver, from 1900 to the present. Includes information about branches from the main line, such as ...

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...

CPR operations, 1980-1998

File consists of material regarding the CPR operations of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway between 1980 and 1998. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works...

Canadian Northern Railway, 1910-1920

File consists of research material relating to the Canadian Northern Railway, which existed between 1899 and 1923. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works...

CNR Greater Vancouver lines

File consists of research material relating to the Canadian National Railway Greater Vancouver lines. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "CN Ex...

CNR trestle and embankment at Lyon Creek

File consists of research material relating to the Canadian National Railway trestle and embankment at Lyon Creek. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works...

Okanagan branch infrastructure and operation

File consists of research material relating to the Canadian National Railway Okanagan branch infrastructure and operation. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, clippings from periodicals, and notes. Includes the ...

Pacific Great Eastern Railway (1912-1971)

Subseries consists of material regarding the history of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the provincial railway of British Columbia. Includes promotional publications from the PGE, annual reports, information about the PGE at Seton Portage, and ...

BC Rail, 1990-1999

File consists of research material regarding BC Rail for the 1990-1999 period. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "From Vancouver to Prince Geo...

PGE/BC Rail Dease Lake extension

File consists of research material regarding Pacific Great Eastern Railway and BC Rail Dease Lake extension. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: &quo...

Granville Island street railway

File consists of research material regarding Granville Island street railway operations of BC Hydro Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: &quo...

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). Predomina...

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...

Passenger fares

File consists of material regarding railway passenger fares. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes past passenger rates for E&N, CN, BC Rail, PGE, CPR, GNR, VIA Rail, a...

Railway Post Office

File consists of research material regarding Railway Post Offices (RPOs). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Railway Post Offices" by R. ...

Freight by location

File consists of material regarding rail freight based on location. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Rail Customers of CNR in BC in 1977 who...

Freight by industry: Coal mining

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the coal mining industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Once Accursed the Crows...

Freight by industry: Automobiles

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the automobile industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Outgoing Automobile Rail...

Rail aspects of livestock cartage

File consists of material regarding the rail-related aspects of livestock cartage. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about SPCA inspections, stock car accid...

Livestock cartage in the United States

File consists of material regarding livestock cartage in the United States. Moving livestock by rail was developed in the United States and later evolved in Canada. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippi...

CPR and CNR saltwater rail ferries

File consists of material regarding saltwater rail ferries in British Columbia run by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from period...

Geared industrial railway locomotives: Climax

File consists of material regarding Climax locomotives, a type of geared industrial railway locomotive built by Climax Manufacturing Company of Corry, Pennsylvania. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippi...

Geared industrial railway locomotives: Heisler

File consists of material regarding Heisler locomotives, a type of geared industrial railway locomotive built by Stearns Manufacturing Company of Erie, Pennsylvania. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clipp...

Comox Logging and Railway Company

File consists of material regarding the Comox Logging and Railway Company, which rafted timber to Fraser Mills, Coquitlam on the Fraser River. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

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...

CPR locomotive 374

File consists of material regarding the preservation and exhibition of Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive 374. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals.

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.

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.

Freight trains

File consists of research material regarding freight trains, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on CNR freight and mixed train service, freight tonnage,...

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, ...

Accidents at grade crossings

File consists of research material regarding accidents at grade crossings, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Mainly includes newspaper clippings of train collisions with ca...

Canadian Railroad Historical Association

File consists of material regarding the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals, which were all produced by the association for the association.

David Davies Railway Collection

  • 2013.6
  • Collection
  • [before 2013]

The David Davies Railway Collection encompasses all facets of railway history specifically in the province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory. The collection consists of research material accumulated over the course of more than fifty yea...

Passenger trains

File consists of research material regarding the practical aspects of operating passenger trains, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on equipment, runni...

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,...

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 Por...

Railway accidents in general

File consists of research material regarding train accidents in general and miscellaneous railway mishaps, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on locomot...

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