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Wartime Freight

File consists of:Canadian Rail issue no. 447 (July-August 1995) which is devoted to Canada's Railways in World War IIArticle by David Davies, "Wartime Freight in BC in WWII, 1939-1945"Summary piece by David Davies, "What happen...

David Davies Railway Collection

  • 2013.6
  • Collection
  • [before 2020]

The David Davies Railway Collection encompasses all facets of railway history specifically in the province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory. The collection consists of research material accumulated over the course of more than fifty yea...

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.

Separated Photographs

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

Photographs

Series consists of graphic material depicting railways in British Columbia. Includes prints, negatives, and postcards.

Postcards

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

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...

Locomotives

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...

General

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.

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...

Alberni Pacific Railway train

Photograph depicts an Alberni Pacific Railway train travelling on Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway track, not used since 2002 and was now at the beginning of a connecting spur to a steam sawmill museum. It was built in 2000, but commenced in the 20...

McLean sawmill switcher

Photograph depicts a tiny switcher that belonged to the McLean sawmill and was buily by Buda of New Westminster, circa 1927. Sat on unconnected trackage adjacent to the Alberni Pacific Railway and was part of a sawmill exhibit.

CNR heavy duty snow plow

Photograph depicts a CNR heavy duty plow, built in 1939. Became property of the Kamloops Heritagae Railway Society. Photo captures details of a door on its left side.

Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway main line

Photograph taken on the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway main line out of Port Alberni with run-around siding over the right out of sight. Yard is found towards the rear. On the left, there was private trackage of the Nordeske paper mill that was i...

Logging caboose

Photograph depicts a primitive logging caboose. Believed to have been built by or for the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway in 1898.

Alberni Pacific Railway locomotive

Photograph depicts an Alberni Pacific Railway locomotive built in 1929 by Baldwin. After at least four years of restoration, it commenced running in 2001. It was spotted outside of a locomotive shed in Port Alberni.

Alberni Pacific Railway train

Photograph depicts a train commencing its trip in its yard, not at the station, in Port Alberni. Locomotive at the lower/city end (ie formation at the end of the last trip). It, at the time, needed to get to the head-end, so it took the siding.

Tank car

Photograph depicts an old tank car owned by a logging railway on Vancouver Island, parked at the end of a spur behind a locomotive shed of the Alberni Pacific Railway.

Alberni Pacific Railway train

Photograph depicts the Pacific Rails Convention of Victoria on a field trip to Port Alberni. Travelling on the Alberni Pacific Railway to visit a steam-driven sawmill at its outer terminal. Chartered trip for convention members (one coach/bus load...

CNR heavy duty snow plow

Photograph depicts a CNR heavy duty plow, built in 1939. Became property of the Kamloops Heritagae Railway Society. Image captures a close up of the coupler and moveable lower front plate.

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