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A sternwheeler travels up the Skeena River right next to GTP railcar no. 112

Typed annotation on verso of photograph reads: "The Old and the New on the Skeena." Part of a set of 41 original black & white photographs [1908-1933-?]) of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line in BC depicting surveying crews, town sites (Prince Rupert and its port, Hazelton and Fort George), and First Nations Peoples.

BC Chemicals

File consists of:
• A Canadian Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited publication “Instructions and Part List: ESH Horizontal ESV Vertical Compressors,” received and used by Vickers Krebs drawing office, 31 May 1967 (2 copies)
• Correspondence between B.C. Chemicals and other companies, 14 Mar. 1967-2 May 1967. The correspondence pertains to non-lubricated air compressors.
• A copy of Ingersoll-Rand, Air Power Compressor Division “Installation Manual ESH-ESV Lubricated and Non-Lubricated Double Acting Stationary Air Compressors,” July 1972.
• Two Flotec Inc. documents: “F Series Dimensional Data,” and “‘F’ Series Parts List: Phenolic Flexible Impeller Series.”
• Several documents pertaining to purchasing maintenance kits for air compressors. Includes advertisements, a business card, and “Maintenance Department Stores Code Sheet.”
• A hand drawn sketch for a discharge pipe modification and related correspondence between B.C. Chemicals and Bennett & Emmott Limited.
• An Ingersoll-Rand Co. certified plan 887-D-IAE “Foundation Plan for 7 X 5 ESV-INL-2 Compressor” created for Bennett & Emmott Ltd, March 1970.
• An information request from B.C. Chemicals to Normag Equipment and Rentals Ltd., 19 Oct. 1989.
• Invoices, correspondence and instructions pertaining to a B.C. Chemicals air compressor purchase from Bennett & Emmott in 1981. Includes an Ingersoll-Rand “ESH/V Installation Instructions” and “Parts List 5” & 7” Portable, Non-Lubricated ESV.”
• A plan entitled “20-3065 Grunewald.”
• A copy of Ingersoll-Rand, Air Power Compressor Division “5 & 7 Inch Frame, Lubricated or Non-Lubricated ESH/ESV Maintenance Instructions: Portplate Cylinder Continuous Duty Stationary Air Compressors,” Nov. 1974.
• A B.C. Chemicals memo “maintenance information” on compressors and pumps from 19 June 1978.
• B.C. Chemicals’ work forms, maintenance records, and purchase records for Item No. C-901, Air Compressor 18-3065.
• An Ingersoll-Rand Plan “Foundation Plan for 6 X 5 ESV-INL-2 Compressor,” received on 16 May 1967 and used by Vickers Krebs Drawing Office and B.C. Chemicals. (3 copies)
• A copy of a Ingersoll-Rand publication “Instructions Heavy-Duty T-Series, 7 ½ , 10 and 15 HP Type 30 Compressors,” received and used by Vickers Krebs Ltd., 28 Nov. 1966.
• Four advertisements from 1967 for Air-Maze Dry-Type Filter-Silencers received by B.C. Chemicals Ltd., and Vickers Krebs Drawing Office.
• A Canadian Ingersoll-Rand publication “Instructions for Stationary Compressor Foundation Building” received on 16 May 1967 and used by Vickers Krebs Drawing Office. (2 copies)
• A sheet of equipment notes received on 20 Mar. 1956 and used by B.C. Chemicals.
• Shipping correspondence from 1976 between Canadian Ingersoll-Rand co. and B.C. Chemicals. Two small instruction manuals, related to the equipment shipped, are also included: “Recommendations for the Installation, Fabrication, Testing and Cleaning of Air, Gas or Steam Piping” and “Section 2A General Operation: Non-Lubricated Cylinders, Vertical Units.”
• A Sarco Canada Limited Simplified Instructional Scheme for steam trapping and air venting. A completed examination, and correspondence are included in the course folios.

British Columbia Railroad Engine Number 586

Photograph depicts a stationary B.C.R. locomotive # 586 on a wintry track with seven men on board posing for a photo. Part of a set of 17 black & white photographs of British Colombia Railway & its precursor, Pacific Great Eastern Railway (1912 - 2004) in British Columbia. Photos depict locomotives, railroad cars, and crew members.

British Columbia Railroad Engine Number 586 derailed

Photograph depicts B.C.R. locomotive # 586 derailed with two men arriving in a company truck. Gravel and switch is visible in the foreground while industrial storage tanks are visible in the background. Photographer: "Brock Gable" stamped in red on verso. Typed note on verso reads: "When we say May Day, we mean May Day.......specifically May1, 1985. Our locomotive, BCR # 586 made the front page of the "Citizen" that day. though not the way anyone intended. In fact, it was downright embarrassing and unflattering. Nearing the end of its career, # 586 was involved in a minor hist and run in the BCR yard and parted company with the rails. As is evident in the picture, BCR's big hook" is standing by and help is on the way. No! we don't know if anyone got the other guy's license. (Photo Credit: Brock Gable ///Citizen). Part of a set of 13 black & white photographs of British Colombia Railway & it's precursor, Pacific Great Eastern Railway (1912 - 2004) in British Columbia. Photos depict locomotives, railroad cars, and crew members. «

British Columbia Railway (BCR)

The British Columbia Railway (BC Rail) series consists of promotional ephemera material, employee time tables, fare rates and multiple forms, used and unused, pertaining to daily train movements and BCR operations. Several employee manuals, employee examination material, employee seniority listings, and union agreements are also contained within. Three plans detail various BC Rail sites.

British Columbia Railway

Canadian National Railways Series

The Canadian National Railway series consists of administrative records, safety records, correspondence between departments, labour records, records pertaining to train movements, maintenance records, and ephemera. Includes publications concerning the topics of unionized labour, railway operation, maintenance of way, handling of hazardous materials, safety, public interest, and the two Royal Tours of 1939 and 1959. Also consists of maps and technical drawings depicting Canadian National Rail lines and equipment.

Canadian National Railway

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) series consists of materials documenting CPR operations in British Columbia from 1927-1996. Series includes correspondence, time tables, publications and ephemera used or created by Canadian Pacific. Also comprises tariff and freight materials developed by Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Freight Association used by Canadian Pacific.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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