Collection 2002.1 - Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

View of camp from a trestle spanning across Wolf Creek Group photo at the PGE rail head in Prince George Canadian National Railways Series Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) British Columbia Railway (BCR) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Miscellaneous railway history material Fyfe Lake Sawmill Miscellaneous forest history material British Columbia Railroad Engine Number 586 Canadian Pacific Train Derailment Canadian National Rail Conductor Mt. Park Winter Landscape Canadian Pacific Train Derailment Canadian Pacific Train Derailment Canadian Pacific Train Derailment Steam Locomotive # 5141 and railroad workers CPR Crane lifting a set of rail car wheels Canadian Pacific Railroad train on tracks alongside Kootenay Lake Abandoned Canadian Pacific Railroad Station Fernie BC Abandoned Canadian Pacific Railroad Station Natal BC Train collision Inisfail Alberta Train derailment near Kwinitsa Retiring Conductor last passenger run O. K. Express Canadian Pacific crane # 414325 on tracks near Kootenay Lake, BC Train wreck unknown location Men working at a sawmill Rear view of logs being pulled to landing Arch-truck logging in winter Arch-logging truck pulling a large cluster of logs Arch-logging truck dragging a large load of logs uphill on a snowy road Large load of logs on a snowy road Eagle Lake Spruce Mills logging train Steam powered "McGiffert" log loader The Pole Cart at Work Eagle Lake Sawmill, Giscome The Pole Cart at Work Eagle Lake Mills Logging Locomotive Canfor Locomotive 113 Woss Camp, Vancouver Island Canadian National Rail derailment Canadian National Rail derailment on bridge Canadian National Rail derailment Canadian National Rail derailment Canadian National Rail derailment Canadian National Rail Yards in Prince Rupert, BC Dorreen railway station on Canadian National Railway line Canadian National Railway steam cranes at work Matt Caldwell in CNR/GTP roundhouse at Endako Matt Caldwell on GTP/CNR turntable at Endako
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Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

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  • Cartographic material
  • Technical drawing
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2002.1

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  • 1887-1999 (Collection)
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    Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society

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Physical description

13.4 m textual records. -- 91 maps. -- 198 technical drawings. -- 184 photographs.

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Custodial history

The mandate of the Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum (PGRFM) is to preserve, interpret, and restore the history of local railway companies and the industries and culture that grew from their establishment in and around Prince George and region. The PGRFM has been collecting equipment and artifacts since 1984 and has been open to the public in its current location, adjacent to the Canadian National Railway (CNR) yards in Prince George, BC, since 1986.

Since it's inception, the Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum has been adding to this archival collection through donations from railway companies, company employees, family members of railway workers, museum volunteers, and private individuals. The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society Collection was transferred as a whole to the Northern BC Archives in 2002.

Scope and content

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

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The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection has been organized into individual series according to creator, and further arranged by sub-series as applicable.

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  • English

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Many of the photographic materials have been digitized and are available in .jpeg and .tiff formats.

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Some restrictions apply—see file and item level descriptions for applicable restrictions.

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Visit the Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum [ www.pgrfm.bc.ca ] for more information on associated artifactual materials.

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2002.1

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