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David Davies Railway Collection
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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.


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...

Separated Photographs

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

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...

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...

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.

Railways incorporated in British Columbia

File consists of an excerpt from "The Steam Chest" periodical, which contains a listing of every railway incorporated in British Columbia. The list does not include logging or other uncommon carrier lines unless they were incorporated as...

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.

"Canadian Rail" indexes

File consists of indexes to the Canadian Railroad Historical Association's periodical, "Canadian Rail". Includes indexes for 1962 issues, 1973 issues, and a complete index to issues #1 to #455 (1937-1996).

Other railway associations

File consists of material regarding other railway associations, including the BC Railway Historical Association and the National Model Railroad Association. Consists of correspondence and clippings from periodicals.

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...

"Master" tug

Photograph depicts a "Master" tug after it underwent restoration in False Creek, Vancouver. It was under steam, and entering English Bay.

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