File 2000.23.1.082 - Pacific Great Eastern Railway and BC Rail

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Pacific Great Eastern Railway and BC Rail

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  • Source of title proper: Derived title.
  • Variations in title: Original title: PGE (B.C. Rail)

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  • 1977-1984 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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(10 August 1925 - 12 February 2013)

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File consists of material relating to the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company. Chartered as a private company in 1912 as the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE), the company was acquired by the BC provincial government in 1918. In 1972 it was renamed as the British Columbia Railway and in 1984 it took on its present name of BC Rail. Materials include newspaper clippings, a report, correspondence, maps, a brief, reproductions of articles, a booklet, and a proposal. Highlights include:

  • Hi-Ballers Railroad Club, "The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company", Vol. 3 No. 1 1960 (reproduction from magazine)
  • Province of British Columbia Department of Railways, "Pacific Great Eastern Railway also Proposed Extensions and Potential Resources of Central Interior and Northern British Columbia, 1949" (reproduction)
  • Province of British Columbia, "Royal Commission on British Columbia Railway, Interim Report on the Future of the Fort Nelson Extension", 1977 (booklet)
  • Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Resources, "Mineral Deposit-Land use Map - Figure 1", 1977 (map)
  • Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Resources, "Mineral Deposit-Land use Map - Figure 2", 1977 (map)
  • Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Resources, "Mineral Deposit-Land use Map - Figure 4", 1977 (map)
  • Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Resources, "A Brief Submitted to the Royal Commission on the British Columbia Railway", 1977 (booklet)

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  • English

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    No restrictions.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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    Part of the Audrey Smedley L'Heureux fonds

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