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CNR North Line

Subseries consists of material regarding the Canadian National Railway North Line from Jasper to Prince Rupert. Includes information about the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line from Red Pass Junction to Prince Rupert, which switched ownership to CN...

CNR Okanagan Branch

Subseries consists of material regarding the Canadian National Railway Okanagan Branch. Includes information about the infrastructure and operation of the branch, the locomotives and self-propelled coaches used on the branch line, and track plans.

Okanagan branch photographs

File consists of depictions of the Canadian National Railway Okanagan branch. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, clippings from periodicals, and postcards.

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.

Crows Nest Southern Railway GNR branch

File consists of research material regarding the Crows Nest Southern Railway GNR branch. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the an article by Davies entitled "Nest ...

BC Electric Railway history and statistics

File consists of historical and statistical research material regarding the BC Electric Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Brief Hist...

BC Hydro Railway

File consists of research material regarding the BC Hydro Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about the formation of the BC Hydro Railway in 1961, sp...

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.

Kelowna Pacific Railway

File consists of research material regarding the Kelowna Pacific Railway, which was created in 2000 from its predecessor, the CNR Okanagan Branch (which existed since February 15, 1926). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts ...

Passenger publicity

File consists of material regarding railway publicity directed toward potential passengers. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes a 1924 CNR pamphlet "Across Canada fr...

Rail freight transport overview

File consists of general material regarding rail freight transport. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about L.C.L. (Less-Than-Carload) service, freight way ...

Freight by industry: Coke ovens

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the coke fuel industry. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about coke ovens at Union Bay, Fernie, a...

Freight by industry: Lumber/plywood

File consists of material regarding freight transport for the lumber and plywood industries. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about sawmills in British Col...

Freight by industry: Food and drink

File consists of material regarding freight transport for fruit and vegetable producers, breweries, and distilleries. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following wo...

Illustrations of livestock cartage

File consists of depictions of livestock cartage by rail. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes illustrations that Davies used for his article, "Railway Recollections ...

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.

Freshwater Rail Ferries

Subseries consists of information about freshwater rail ferries in British Columbia. Includes information about ferries run by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Kootenays and the Okanagan. Also includes information about the Canadian National Ra...

CNR saltwater rail ferry S.S. Canora

File consists of research material regarding the Canadian National Railway saltwater rail ferry S.S. Canora (an abbreviation of 'Canadian Northern Railway', which built the steamer). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, exc...

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...

Industrial Locomotives

Subseries consists of material regarding locomotives that were used on industrial railways in British Columbia. Includes information about manufacturers of industrial locomotives, geared industrial locomotives (Shay, Climax, and Heisler), Porter l...

Geared industrial railway locomotives: Shay

File consists of material regarding Shay locomotives, a build of geared industrial railway locomotive. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about Lima Locomoti...

Hillcrest Lumber Company rail line

File consists of material regarding the Hillcrest Lumber Company Limited and its leased rail line. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about the steam locomot...

Britannia Copper Mine Railway

File consists of material regarding the Britannia Copper Mine Railway. Predominantly consists of notes, correspondence, photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

BC Forest Museum in Duncan

File consists of material regarding the attraction near Duncan known variously as the Cowichan Valley Forest Museum, the BC Forest Discovery Centre, and the British Columbia Forest Museum Park. Includes pamphlets, ticket stubs, and clippings from ...

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.

Postcards

Subseries consists of printed and photograph postcards depicting railways, buildings, ships, and other transportation in British Columbia.

CN train order book

File consists of a CN Train Order Book. Includes front cover and a few blank pages that include information about the book and train orders.

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.

Management

File consists of research material regarding railway management practices and personnel, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the CPR management attitu...

CPR management and administration

File consists of research material regarding Canadian Pacific Railway national and regional management and administration, particularly as they affect British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and cl...

Construction methods and men

File consists of documents relating to railway construction methods and workers, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following items, among others: "Size of...

Building the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

File consists of documents relating to the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article entitled "The ...

Building the Pacific Great Eastern Railway

File consists of documents relating to the construction of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes a chronology of the history o...

Draw/moveable span bridges

File consists of research material regarding drawbridges and moveable span bridges, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article by Smith and Nicklason entitled &q...

Second Narrows Drawbridge

File consists of research material regarding the Second Narrows Drawbridge, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes newspaper articles regarding the bridge, a chronology...

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...

Fuelling facilities for coal, oil, and sand

File consists of research material regarding fueling facilities for coal, oil and sand, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following pieces compiled by Davies: ...

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, tunn...

CPR stations

File consists of research material regarding Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) stations in British Columbia, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on various ...

PGE stations

File consists of research material regarding Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) stations in British Columbia, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on var...

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...

Road crossings

File consists of research material regarding railway road crossings, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on grade crossings, flashers, and wig-wags.

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