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BC Rail (1972-2004)

Subseries consists of material regarding the British Columbia Railway (1972-1984) and BC Rail (1984-2004). Includes information about the history of BC Rail, BC Rail under the ownership of CN after 2004, and the incomplete Dease Lake extension.

BC Rail, 1972-1979

File consists of research material regarding BC Rail for the 1972-1979 period. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: a 1974 British Columbia Railway pa...

BC Rail, 2000-2004

File consists of research material regarding BC Rail for the 2000-2004 period. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "BC Rail Passenger Service: ...

GNR in the BC lower mainland

File consists of research material regarding the Great Northern Railway in the British Columbia Lower Mainland. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: &...

Coal, Fernie, and the Great Northern Railway

File consists of research material regarding the Great Northern Railway in relation to Fernie, British Columbia and its coal production. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includ...

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.

Nelson Electric Tramway

File consists of research material regarding the Nelson Electric Tramway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information regarding Nelson's Streetcar #23, schedules...

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...

Northern Alberta Railway in British Columbia

File consists of research material regarding the Northern Alberta Railway in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Sixty Years ...

Rail passengers: Overview

File consists of general research material regarding railway passengers. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about the decline in North American passenger tra...

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...

Freight loads in transit

File consists of material regarding rail freight in transit. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about unusual freight loads, open loads, shipments of smaller...

Freight by industry: Ore smelting

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the ore smelting industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about the Granby smelter at Anyox and...

Freight by industry: Pulp & paper

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the pulp and paper industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about pulp mill traffic, the Macken...

Freight by industry: Grain

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the grain industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about grain elevators in British Columbia, g...

Freight by industry: Miscellaneous

File consists of material regarding miscellaneous freight transport. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about freight from abattoirs and meat packing plants,...

Details about shipping livestock by rail

File consists of material regarding related details about shipping livestock by rail. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about meat packing, dressed meat wei...

Freshwater rail ferries in British Columbia

File consists of material regarding freshwater rail ferries in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "B.C. Lake and River Servic...

Porter locomotives

File consists of material regarding Porter locomotives, a type of light-duty locomotive manufactured by H.K. Porter, Inc. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes background n...

Logging railways in British Columbia

File consists of material regarding logging railways in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes articles by Robert Turner entitled "Pacific Coast Loggi...

Industrial Lines

Subseries consists of material regarding industrial railway lines in British Columbia. Includes information about colliery railways, the Northwood Pulp & Timber private industrial railway, the Hedley Gold Mine railway, the Sullivan lead-zinc m...

Rocky Mountaineer

File consists of material regarding the Rocky Mountaineer and the Great Canadian Railtour Company, which operated on CN and CPR track. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, pamphlets, and clippings from periodicals.

Separated Photographs

Subseries consists of prints and negatives depicting railways in British Columbia separated from the textual records of the David Davies Railway Collection.

"Canadian Rail" issues and excerpts

File consists of issues of "Canadian Rail", the journal of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association. Contains various complete issues relating to multiple railway subjects. Also includes miscellaneous excerpted articles from Canadian...

Photographs

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

Named passenger trains

File consists of research material regarding named passenger trains, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on CP's The Canadian, CP's The Dominio...

Accidents: Bridges and trestles

File consists of research material regarding accidents on bridges and trestles, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on accidents at Surprise Creek bridge...

Accident statistics

File consists of documents regarding accident statistics, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes statistics on railway crossings, trespassing, derailments, and railway-...

CPR main line, post-1900

File consists of general research material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway main line (from the Alberta border to Vancouver) from 1900 to the present. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from...

CPR Vancouver-English Bay branch

File consists of research material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway English Bay branch in Vancouver. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "...

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...

KVR Nicola spur

File consists of research material regarding the CPR's Kettle Valley Railway Nicola Spur (from Merritt). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: &qu...

KVR preservation

File consists of documents regarding actions taken to preserve the Kettle Valley Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes material about the initial work to create th...

General history

File consists of general histories of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "A Historic Guide to the E & N ...

CPR operations to 1979

File consists of material regarding the CPR operations of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway up to 1979. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "The...

General

Subseries consists of general material regarding the Canadian National Railway in both Canada and British Columbia. Includes information about the history of CNR, chronologies, statistics, CNR management and administration, finances, and publicity.

CNR Areas

Subseries consists of information about areas served by the Canadian National Railway in British Columbia. Includes information about the Canadian Northern Railway, the CNR main line from Jasper to Vancouver, Vancouver Island lines, Greater Vancou...

CNR Vancouver Island lines

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

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