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Peace River Region, BC Buildings and Structures
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Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 2002.1
  • Collection
  • 1887-1999

The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society Collection consists primarily of textual, photographic, and cartographic records related to the regional developments of the railway industry in Northern BC. A predominant portion of the collection is made up of material from the Canadian National Railway; other railways represented include the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway (BC Rail), the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk Railway, the Intercolonial Railway, and the Okanagan Express. Significant geographical areas covered include Prince George, the Peace River Region, Terrace, Bulkley Valley, Hazelton and Prince Rupert.

The forestry industry is represented in the collection with operational and financial records from Fyfe Lake Sawmill Ltd., which operated southwest of Prince George in the 1950s.

The collection has been organized into series according to creator, each of which also has been arranged to subseries, file and item level, where applicable. This collection consists of eight series, as follows:

1) Canadian National Railway
2) Grand Trunk Railway
3) Pacific Great Eastern Railway
4) British Columbia Railway (BC Rail)
5) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
6) Intercolonial Railway
7) Fyfe Lake Sawmill ltd.
8) PGRFM
9) Photographs

Peace River

File contains slides depicting places along the Peace River.

A Bridge

Image depicts a truck on a bridge, possibly crossing over the Peace River.

Chetwynd

Image depicts a view of Chetwynd, possibly from Highway 97.

Crowded Cafeteria

Image depicts a crowded cafeteria, most likely somewhere in Hudson's Hope, B.C. The slide is labelled "Camp at H.H."

Large Group Near a Bridge

Image depicts a large group of people sitting and eating near a bridge at an uncertain location, though possibly near Hudson's Hope, B.C.

[W.A.C. Bennett Dam?]

Image depicts several unidentified individuals lying on a hill outside what is most likely the W.A.C. Bennett Dam in Hudson's Hope, B.C.

People on a Bridge

Image depicts several unidentified individuals standing on a bridge; it possibly crosses the peace River.

People and a Bridge

Image depicts several unidentified individuals and a bridge behind them; it is possibly crossing the Peace River.

Honey Sales

Image depicts several unidentified individuals standing in front of a store selling honey.

Houses and a Ballpark

Image depicts a view of numerous houses and a ballpark at an uncertain location. It is possibly located somewhere in the Peace River Region.

Parking Lot Frisbee

Image depicts a group of people throwing a frisbee in a parking lot at an uncertain location, likely in the Peace River Region.

[Fort St. John?] - Old Farm Equipment

Image depicts numerous pieces of what appears to be old farming equipment. There is also an unidentified individual sitting aginst the side of a building. The location is possibly Fort St. John, B.C.

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