Collection 2002.1 - Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

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 View of camp from a trestle spanning across Wolf Creek Prince Rupert docks featuring the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad line Buidings along third avenue, Prince Rupert, BC Dry dock and construction at the Prince Rupert wharf Stacking hay at Pioneer Ranch in the Bulkley Valley Unidentified men loading a pack horse: "Throwing the Diamond Hitch" Landscape view near Jasper Lake featuring a survey camp Newly constructed buildings lining the shoreline Grand Trunk Pacific Railway office in Prince Rupert, BC Grand Trunk Pacific Railway survey party pack train crossing Moose River Unidentified man walking up a wood planked street in Prince Rupert, BC Two unidentified First Nations men making wooden paddles by an evening camp fire Panorama perspective of South Fort George and the Fraser River Panorama perspective of the Prince Rupert business district Unidentified man on horseback standing next to Brule Lake looking west Houses along fourth avenue in Prince Rupert, BC Distant view of Metlakatla village from across the water First Nations cemetery, Hazelton, BC Fields of oats and barley near Stoney Creek in the Nechako Valley Five unidentified First nation men standing in, or next to, a boat pulled up to a sandy bank alon... Lone structure nestled into the base of clear cut mountains lining the Athabaska River Landscape perspective of Jasper Lake Unidentified First Nations family standing in front of the tee pee structures at Tete Jaune Cache... Survey crew and horses at camp, Mt. Robson, BC Landscape perspective along the Fraser River Horses swimming the Athabaska River at Mile 105W of Wolf Creek Unidentified man standing in shoulder high fields of barley in the Bulkley Valley, BC Overview of buildings and wooden boardwalk next to the Prince Rupert shorline Two unidentified First Nations men working on a bear hide next to the Fraser River Landscape perspective taken from Mile 86 along the Athabaska River Grand Trunk Pacific Railway office in Prince Rupert, BC Hazelton, BC The Port Simpson sternwheeler on the Skeena River at Hazelton, BC A sternwheeler travels up the Skeena River right next to GTP railcar no. 112 Skeena riverside view of inspection train on a skeleton track pulling the business car of General... Morricetown, Bulkley Valley, BC Landscape perspective of the Athabaska River at Swifts Telkwa, BC Overview of Second Avenue in Prince Rupert Steam Locomotive, No. 859 A group of 5 males, two females and a dog posing for a photograph at Lindup railroad station near Group photo at the PGE rail head in Prince George
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Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

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

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  • 8.55 m textual records
  • 32 maps
  • 94 plans
  • 229 technical drawings
  • 282 photographs

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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.
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. Finding aid creation was made possible with the financial contributions of Canadian National Railway and an anonymous private foundation.

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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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