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Cisco Bridge

File consists of research material regarding the Cisco Bridge, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article by Meridew entitled "Bridging the Fraser at Cisco,...

Freight houses

File consists of research material regarding freight houses, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals (mainly model railroading magazines). Includes the following pieces compiled b...

Telegraph lines

File consists of research material regarding railway telegraph lines, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes diagrams showing locations of train phone wires; examples o...

Boxcar design progression over the decades

File consists of research material regarding boxcar design progression over the decades, including profiles for 36-footer, 40-footer, 50-footer, and 60-footer boxcars. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and cli...

Contractors

File consists of documents relating to railway construction contractors, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following pieces compiled by Davies: "George Ch...

Contractors Jack Stewart and Moran sisters

File consists of documents relating to railway construction contractors Jack Stewart and the Moran sisters, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes biographies of Jack S...

Construction of the Canadian Northern Railway

File consists of documents relating to railway construction equipment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes articles entitled "Great Strike of 1912: The Early CN...

Building the Kettle Valley Railway

File consists of documents relating to the construction of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes a piece compiled by Davies entitled &...

Trackside and miscellaneous

File consists of research material regarding trackside operations, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals (mainly model railroading magazines). Includes information on track fitm...

Signs

File consists of research material regarding railway signs, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on "tell-tales" that mark restricted clearances...

Freight cars in general

File consists of research material regarding freight cars in general, including statistics, general reviews, and their evolution and historical development. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from...

Hoppers

File consists of research material regarding hoppers, including open hoppers, coal cars, pneumatic discharge covered hoppers, covered hoppers, and cylindrical covered hoppers (grain hoppers). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, exce...

Surveying and tendering

File consists of documents relating to railway construction surveying and tendering, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following items, among others: an articl...

Construction equipment

File consists of documents relating to railway construction equipment, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes mentions of mechanical and compressed air drills for tunne...

Building other lines

File consists of research material relating to the construction of other railway lines in British Columbia, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes mention of the Columb...

Water delivery structures

File consists of research material regarding railway water delivery structures, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes schematic drawings of water delivery structures; ...

Ice storage sheds and ice harvesting

File consists of research material regarding ice storage sheds and ice harvesting, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following pieces compiled by Davies: &quo...

Turnouts

File consists of research material regarding turnouts, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on switch stands, turnout configurations, and targets.

Ties

File consists of research material regarding rail ties, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on date nails, wood ties, disposal of creosote ties, concrete...

CPR, CNR, and BCR boxcars

File consists of research material regarding boxcars owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian National Railway, and BC Rail. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

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...

Diamond crossings

File consists of research material regarding railway diamond crossings, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes examples of various diamond crossings in British Columbia.

Gradients

File consists of research material regarding gradients, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article by Donald Purdy entitled "Memories of CPR's Kootenay...

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...

Okanagan Valley Railway

File consists of research material regarding the Okanagan Valley Railway, which was created on 21 Nov. 1998. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: &quo...

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...

Accidents: Trespass, theft, and vandalism

File consists of research material regarding trespassing, theft, and vandalism and accidents associated with those activities. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Railway gardens

File consists of research material regarding railway gardens (usually located next to railway stations), which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on railway g...

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...

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...

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