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"Canadian National Railway System"

Map depicts the Canadian National Railway system, including trackage for the Central Vermont Railway, the Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad, the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, the Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway, and the Northern Alber...

CPR unit coal train

Postcard depicts a CPR unit coal train pulling out of "Revelstoke, BCon May 6, 1978 behind SD-40-2 Number 5845. This locomotive also controls four Mid-Train Slave Units require on this West bound loaded coal train."

"The Canadian"

Postcard depicts "VIA Rail Canada Nos. 6456 and 6454 hauling Train No. 1, "The Canadian" between Spences Bridge and Drynoch, British Columbia, on Canadian Pacific's Thompson Subdivision, having been delayed by the need to detou...

Spences Bridge

Postcard depicts a "few miles up river from Spences Bridge this spectacular sight of the deep-blue Thomspon, among the sagegreen hills. Scores of ardent fishermen have found this river excellent for catching Steelhead throughout the fish run....

"The Canadian"

Postcard depicts "Canadian Pacific's all Stainless Stel Scenic Dome Streamliner-"The Canadian"-in the Canadian Rockies."

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Postcard depicts the Revelstoke Railway Museum. "Take a run down the track of Canadian History at the Revelstoke Railway Museum, located in the beautiful Columbia Valley. Museum exhibits trace the pople and events involved in the development ...

General view of Revelstoke

Postcard depicts the "general view of the town facing west with the railway station in the foreground. Revelstoke became a divisional centre of the railway in 1889 and has increased in importance with the growth of the railway and the Trans-C...


Postcard depicts "VIA Rail's eastbound and westbound "Canadians" meet at Glenogle, BCon C.P. Rail's Mountain Subdivision in the Kicking Horse River Valley. May 23, 1985."

Thompson Canyon

Postcard depicts a "Spectacular sight to be seen while travelling through this Canyon. Many trains rumble past with heavy loads making a grand sight when they twist and turn around corners along the clear blue water of the Thompson River."

"Scenic Fraser Canyon"

Postcard depicts Fraser River Canyon, BC"When travelling through this mighty scenic gorge, the highway often gets too narrow at points, and rock ledgeds required cutting tunnels in order to restore safety. This tunnel lies just north of Yale,...

Collapse of the bridge at Stoney Creek, BC

Postcard depicts the collapse of the bridge in Surprise Creek, BC1929. Showing locomotive 5767. Both crewmen killed. This locomotive was coupled to locomotive 5779 and as pusher engines were returning light to Beavermouth, when approaching, span c...

CPR Selkirk locomotive

Postcard depicts "one of Canadian Pacific's powerful 2-10-4 Selkirk locomotives grab[bing] hold of a 2800 Hudson to take a passenger run through the Canadian Rockies."

Locomotive-pushed snow plow

Postcard depicts a snow plow. "Completion of the Connaught Tunnel in 1916 solved the worst of the severe weather problems faced by the CPR in Rogers Pass, where snowfalls average 50 feet. Based at Revelstokem a locomotive-pushed wedge plow an...

Fraser Canyon, BC

Postcard depicts Fraser Canyon. "One can catch thrilling sights through the Canyon such as this. Just a few miles south of Lyton, this view offers one some of the Fraser's best scenery."

Along Thomspon River

Postcard depicts an area along the Thompson River, towards the Fraser Canyon. Looking left, downstream. Westbound CPR freight is visible. Short train by any standards in the 1980s and 1990s.

Near Spences Bridge

Postcard depicts Spences Bridge "overlooking the scenic beauty of the Thompson River as it flows past the entrance to the Nicola River and Valley, downstream from Kamloops-the Heart of Funland."

Twin Bridges

Postcard depicts "Twin Bridges in the Fraser Canyon." The CPR and CNR changes sides at this point just a few miles south of Lytton below the Siska Market. One can see this spectacular view where trains change from oe side to another. Dur...

Fraser Canyon, BC - the Saddle Rock view

Postcard depicts Fraser Canyon, BC"The Saddle Rock view shows some of the rugged grandeur on the Canyon route between Hope and Lytton. It's muddy waters, at this time, gathered fourteen large and many small tributaries as it flows to the...

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...

BC Electric Railway timetables

File consists of British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority Railway Division timetable 81 (16 June 1968) and timetable 95A (6 Dec. 1987). Also includes a First District Time Table No. 75.

Miscellaneous CPR timetables

File consists of two photocopied early Canadian Pacific Railway timetables: Kettle Valley Railway Time Table 2 (29 Aug. 1915) and Lulu Island Branch Time Table 3 (7 June 1903).

CPR - General

Subseries consists of general material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway in both Canada and British Columbia. Includes information about the history of CPR, chronologies, statistics, CPR management and administration, and publicity. Also incl...

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.

Davies Historical Photographs

Subseries consists of prints and negatives depicting railways in British Columbia, as well as a small selection of other subjects such as historical ships, buildings, vehicles, and bridges. All photographs created by David Davies.

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