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CPR early days, 1880-1900
2013.6.18.2.1 · File · 2005-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the early days Canadian Pacific Railway between 1880 and 1900. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following articles: "Bridging the Fraser at Cisco, 1882-1884" by Meridew; "Railway Tales from the Inland Sentinel" by Meridew; "Building the CPR through Agassiz and Port Hammond" by Meridew; "A Man with Connections: John A. Mara and the CPR" by Meridew; "Canada's Transcontinental Passenger Trains, 1886 and 1978" by Angus; "Pacific Division Sections from Abbott to Marpole, 1886-1909" by Meridew; "William Cornelius Van Horne" by Elson; "Coal Comes to Mountain Mainline" by Meridew; "Laying the Foundation" by D. Smith; and "C.P.'s Last Spike--100 Years Less Three Months, Later" by D. Johnson.

2013.6.18.2.2 · File · 2008-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway main line in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on tunnel boring, Craigellachie and the driving of the last spike, R.L. Harris, Onderdonk, and the incorporation of the CPR company.

2013.6.18.2.3 · File · 2012-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Chinese labour force involved in the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway main line in British Columbia. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes an article by Davies entitled "An Assessment of the Size of the Chinese Labour Force and the Number of Deaths incurred in Building the CPR in B.C. in 1880-1885".

CPR - Areas
2013.6.18.4 · Subseries · 1970-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Subseries consists of information about areas served by the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia, including Metro Vancouver. Contains material regarding the Nakusp & Slocan branch, Kaslo & Slocan branch, Crows Nest Pass Railway, and other minor lines.

CPR in Metro Vancouver
2013.6.18.4.01 · File · 1981-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway in Metro Vancouver. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Rise and Fall of the Marpole Industrial Lead" by E. Johnson; "CPR's Arbutus Line: 10 Years After" by Smith; "CPR's Changing Scene on Lulu Island" by E. Johnson; "CPR's Vancouver Tunnel: A Tale of Two Portals" by Smith; "Railways in New Westminster Area"; "Arbutus Line Operations End with Last Run to Molson's" by Smith; and "C.P.R. Personnel Employed at Vancouver, B.C., 1889".

2013.6.18.4.02 · File · 1979-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway English Bay branch in Vancouver. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "The Late Kitsilano Railway Trestle, 1886-1982" by N. Adams; "The Dunsmuir Street Railway Tunnel in Vancouver--End of an Era" by Oakley; "English Bay Branch, CPR, Vancouver" (B.C. Rail Guide No. 8) by Davies; and "The CPR's English Bay Branch: The Intended Terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway?" by Davies and Nicklason.

2013.6.18.4.06 · File · 2005-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway Nakusp & Slocan Branch, South Slocan-Slocan City Branch, and Kaslo & Slocan Branch. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Memories of CPR's Kootenay Switchbacks" by D. Purdy; "Cecchini's Lost Mine" by N.L. Barlee; federal legal documents about abandonment of the Kaslo Subdivision; "The Nakusp & Slocan Railway: Early Railway Days in the Kootenays" by D. Smith; and "Rosebery Barge Slip - CP Rail Kaslo Subdivision August 1983" by Davies.

Crows Nest Pass Railway
2013.6.18.4.07 · File · 2005-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway Crows Nest Pass Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information on the Crowsnest to Nelson route, the Kimberley branch, and the Kootenay Central Railway (Cranbrook to Golden).

KVR Nicola spur
2013.6.19.04 · File · 2003-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the CPR's Kettle Valley Railway Nicola Spur (from Merritt). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Merritt Subdivision Mileposts" by Sanford and "Summary of Information Related to the Application of Canadian Pacific Limited to Abandon a Portion of the Nicola Spur, Merritt to Nicola" (1979).

KVR preservation
2013.6.19.07 · File · 2002-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of documents regarding actions taken to preserve the Kettle Valley Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes material about the initial work to create the heritage railway, but excludes material regarding the Kettle Valley Heritage Steam Railway once it commenced revenue traffic.

CPR operations, 1980-1998
2013.6.20.3 · File · 2002-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of material regarding the CPR operations of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway between 1980 and 1998. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "A Brief History of the E & N" by MacLachlan and "E and N Crofton Spur" by Davies.

E&N Railway, post 1998
2013.6.20.4 · File · 2002-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway after 1998. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "The Crumbling E&N at November 2005" by Davies; "A New Life Dawns for the E&N as Foundation Takes Over" by Ian Smith; "Canadian Pacific First Generation Diesel Returns to Rail Log for CPR in the Alberni Valley" by Grist; and "E&N Demise Appears at Hand" by Ian Smith.

General
2013.6.21.1 · Subseries · 1981-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Subseries consists of general material regarding the Canadian National Railway in both Canada and British Columbia. Includes information about the history of CNR, chronologies, statistics, CNR management and administration, finances, and publicity.

2013.6.21.2.5 · File · 2007-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material relating to the Canadian National Railway trestle and embankment at Lyon Creek. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works by Davies: "Embankment, or the tale of Buried Treasure and a Lost Locomotive" and "Embankment Update". Also includes information on the 0-4-0 contractor's locomotive #25 "Samson", which David Davies believed had been used in the construction of the embankment at Lyon Creek (further research has determined this speculation to be unfounded).

2013.6.21.2.2 · File · 1993-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material relating to the Canadian National Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "CN Main Line in B.C. Route Description" by Lussier; "The Anderson Stove" by Reid; "Ice and Gravel at MP 23 Albreda Sub., near Lucerne, B.C." by Emmington and Lill; "Riding a CN Caboose on the Clearwater Sub., 1989" by Davies; and "CP Nepa/CN Coho - The East End Hotspot" by Clark.

Okanagan branch photographs
2013.6.21.4.3 · File · 2001-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of depictions of the Canadian National Railway Okanagan branch. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, clippings from periodicals, and postcards.

2013.6.22 · Series · 1922-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of information about the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and BC Rail, the provincial railway of British Columbia. Includes information about its history, construction, statistics, and its Dease Lake extension.

"Whatever"
2019.12.2.11.01 · File · 2013
Part of Ann Walsh fonds

Includes press clippings, plotting notes, book reviews, book sticker for "Bolen Books Children's Book Prize Finalist" and related correspondence.

Reviews, articles
2019.12.3.11 · File · 1983-2013
Part of Ann Walsh fonds

Includes event programmes and posters, news clippings, book reviews, publisher's catalogues, and 1 colour photograph featuring a sock monkey hanging onto a pencil next to a copy of "The Doctor's Apprentice".

Business card collection
2020.4.3.29 · File · 1970-2013
Part of G. Gary Runka fonds

File consists of G. Gary Runka's business card collection, which includes many unique examples of business cards from BC, Canada, and beyond. Includes cards for personal contacts and businesses as well as business contacts.

2020.4.4 · Series · 1968-2013
Part of G. Gary Runka fonds

Series consists of records created and collected by Gary Runka during and after his time with the British Columbia Agricultural Land Commission. In the early 1970s, Runka served as the first general manager of the BC Agricultural Land Commission, the independent provincial body that has administered BC's Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) for over 40 years. As the first manager, Runka spearheaded the establishment of the ALR undertaking the technical tasks of setting ALR agricultural use boundaries, policies and procedures, as well as the building awareness and support for farmland preservation within government and with the public. He later served as Commission chair. Records include correspondence, informational material, publications, clippings, news releases, memoranda, symposium/conference material, reports, speech notes, and other textual material. Also includes seven maps, two buttons, six floppies, eighty slides, and one audio cassette tape.

Communications Planner - D
2020.4.5.08 · File · 1987-2013
Part of G. Gary Runka fonds

File is part of Gary Runka's "Communication Planner", a branded time and communications management system by Priority Management Systems. These "Communications Planners" include a page (or pages) for every contact Gary Runka communicated with. Listed on the contact's page are: contact information, related client job numbers, and a summary of the subject of and response to each communication with that individual. The Communication Planner system divides the contacts alphabetically by last name. These contacts can be cross-referenced to the client job files.

Communications Planner - L
2020.4.5.16 · File · 1987-2013
Part of G. Gary Runka fonds

File is part of Gary Runka's "Communication Planner", a branded time and communications management system by Priority Management Systems. These "Communications Planners" include a page (or pages) for every contact Gary Runka communicated with. Listed on the contact's page are: contact information, related client job numbers, and a summary of the subject of and response to each communication with that individual. The Communication Planner system divides the contacts alphabetically by last name. These contacts can be cross-referenced to the client job files.

Communications Planner - P
2020.4.5.21 · File · 1987-2017
Part of G. Gary Runka fonds

File is part of Gary Runka's "Communication Planner", a branded time and communications management system by Priority Management Systems. These "Communications Planners" include a page (or pages) for every contact Gary Runka communicated with. Listed on the contact's page are: contact information, related client job numbers, and a summary of the subject of and response to each communication with that individual. The Communication Planner system divides the contacts alphabetically by last name. These contacts can be cross-referenced to the client job files.

Communications Planner - XYZ
2020.4.5.29 · File · 1987-2013
Part of G. Gary Runka fonds

File is part of Gary Runka's "Communication Planner", a branded time and communications management system by Priority Management Systems. These "Communications Planners" include a page (or pages) for every contact Gary Runka communicated with. Listed on the contact's page are: contact information, related client job numbers, and a summary of the subject of and response to each communication with that individual. The Communication Planner system divides the contacts alphabetically by last name. These contacts can be cross-referenced to the client job files.

2015.4 · Collection · 1987-2013, predominant 1996-2013

Fonds consists of records to the Nechako Watershed Council. These records were created and/or accumulated by Dr. Richard Krehbiel, who was a Nechako Watershed Council member.

Optical Discs
2020.4.9.2 · Subseries · 1995-2013
Part of G. Gary Runka fonds

Series consists of digital records on optical disc media (CDs and DVDs) created or collected by Gary Runka and Joan Sawicki for personal and professional purposes. Includes computer back-ups, film documentaries, and digital publications on disc.

2013.6.22.1.08 · File · 1981-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of historical summaries and general data for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and later, BC Rail. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "P.G.E.R. 1914 to 1923, Progressive Dates of Commencement of Passenger Service" by Davies; "Splintered Dream" by Schmidt; "Arriving at Squamish in 1928: The Story of Eric P. Stathers" by Eric Stathers; "Tales of Trails and Rails: CPR, PGE, and Others North of Squamish" by Eric Johnson; "Pacific Great Eastern Railway: Moving British Columbia's Resources to the Markets of the World" (1971); "B.C. Rail in Review" (1974); "An Electrified Finale" by Dale Sanders; "Brief Overview of the PGE, BCR, and BC Rail" by Douglas Smith; "Remembering BC Rail" by Mark Forseille; "All time PGE, BCR, BC Rail Roster" by Paul C. Smith; "The PGE is a 'Different' Railway" by Peter Cox; and "North to the Yukon!" by C. Willis Creighton. Also includes 1974 and 1995 BC Rail schedules.

BC Rail, 1980-1989
2013.6.22.2.2 · File · 2005-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding BC Rail for the 1980-1989 period. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Seton Lake Tunnel Gets Green Light" by Wilson; "Rails into the Wild" by Coull; and a piece of the electrification of the BC Rail Tumbler Ridge branch. Also include BC Rail passenger schedules for 1985 and 1989.

BC Rail, 2000-2004
2013.6.22.2.4 · File · 2005-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding BC Rail for the 2000-2004 period. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "BC Rail Passenger Service: It Was a Good Ride" by Schultz; "WCRA Wilderness Tour--The Final Instalment?" by Meldrum; "BC Rail Kills Off Passenger Services" by Ian Smith; "BC Rail Fleet Dispersed: Where Are They Now?" by Smith; "CN-BC Rail Deal Drags Its Heels" by Smith; and "BC Rail Parcels Out Passenger Equipment, Looks for More Buyers". Also includes 2002 schedules the Cariboo Prospector and a schedule for shuttle service between Seton Portage-Shalalth-Lillooet. BC Rail passenger service ended on October 31, 2002.

2013.6.22.2.6 · File · 2010-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding Pacific Great Eastern Railway and BC Rail Dease Lake extension. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "PGE/BCR: Dease Lake Extension - First 25 Years, 1968 to 1993"; PGE/BCR Dease Lake Branch Progress at end of 1974; "Dease Lake or Bust: BC Rail's Takla Sub, a Socred Mega-Project, Lives On" by Johnson; and "To Alaska or Bust on a Mixed Train: Was BCR's Dease Lake line too late...or too early?" by Patterson and McMillan. Also includes a map of the Dease Lake extension annotated by Davies.

VIA Rail
2013.6.23 · Series · 1983-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of material regarding VIA Rail in British Columbia. Includes information about its formation between 1978 and 1982, passenger operations, and the Amtrak-VIA Rail connection.

GNR in the BC lower mainland
2013.6.24.02 · File · 1981-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Great Northern Railway in the British Columbia Lower Mainland. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "BNSF Sells Vancouver Docks to Southern Railway" by Ian Smith; "Colebrook Section House Meets its Demise" by Ward; "Eastern Extremity of GNR Penetration in Fraser Valley: Cannor and Kilgaard" by Davies; "A Chronology of the Great Northern Railway in the Lower Mainland" by Ewert; "Riding the Guichon Line to Sumas and Back in 1924" by Atkey; "Huntingdon (Canada) and Sumas (USA) Interchange prior to 1970" by Davies; "The Railway History of Delta" by Preddy; "Industrial Spur Gone, Lake City Spur Torn Up" by Ian Smith; "A 1908 Ride on the New Westminster Southern" by Atkey; "The Railway to Port Guichon: 1903-1938" by Atkey; "The Great Northern from Vancouver to the International Boundary" by Grecula; and "90 Years Rail Passenger Service in the Vancouver-Seattle Corridor" by Norris Adams.

2013.6.24.04 · File · 2006-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway (Waneta to Nelson). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "BN Branch Line: Border to Nelson" by Davies; "The Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway" by Barone; and information about the GNR in the Nelson area by Gerry & Corwin Doeksen.

2013.6.24.06 · File · 1981-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Crows Nest Southern Railway GNR branch. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the an article by Davies entitled "Nest of Crow and Track of Iron".

Elk Valley to Fernie
2013.6.24.07 · File · 1981-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Great Northern Railway in Elk Valley and Fernie. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Fort Macleod and its Railroad Dream"; "Last Trip on the Crowsnest Passenger Train" by Howitt; "Morrissey Fernie & Michel Rly.: Great Northern coal from Crows Nest Mines" by Burrows; "Working on the Railway Gang over Crow's Nest Pass" by Compton; "Recollections of Baynes Lake and Waldo and of Early Day Logging in the Southeast Kootenay District" by Affleck; "The Crows Nest Southern Railway" by Davies; and "Nest of Crow and Track of Iron" by Davies.

2013.6.25.1 · File · 1970-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of historical and statistical research material regarding the BC Electric Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Brief History of British Columbia Electric Company Interurban Lines" by Cecil Maiden; "From Almost Horses to Trackless Trolleys" from The Buzzer; "British Columbia Electric Interurbans" roster; "Some Historical Dates in Southwest British Columbia Transit History" by Shantler; "B.C.E.R. Statistics" by Davies; "How Three BCER Electric Freight Locomotives were Cornered Near Vancouver's Downtown" by Davies; "Commuting in British Columbia: Vancouver's British Columbia Electric Railway was the Canadian Equivalent of the Sprawling Pacific Electric" by Swett; "The Centennial of Electric Traction" by Angus; and "British Columbia's Street Car Centenary" by Ewert.

BC Hydro Railway
2013.6.25.4 · File · 1983-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the BC Hydro Railway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information about the formation of the BC Hydro Railway in 1961, specifications of locomotives 960 and 961, and schedules. Contains the following works: "B.C. Hydro Rail: A Brief History"; "Map of Railway Freight Lines Operated by British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority"; and "B.C. Hydro Railway (The 'BCE' Route)"; "The Big Boys Little Helper in the British Columbia Lower Mainland: She Makes rail Ends Meet--Makes Projects--And a Host of Friends Through Efficient Service" by Adams; and "B.C. Electric - B.C. Hydro: A Brief Survey of Rail Operations" by Ewert.

Nelson Electric Tramway
2013.6.25.6 · File · 1989-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Nelson Electric Tramway. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes information regarding Nelson's Streetcar #23, schedules, and the Nelson Street Tramway Society. Also includes an article by Mike Culham entitled "The Nelson Electric Tramway" and BCRHA's Bulletin No. 3 entitled "Streetcars in the Kootenays" by Douglas V. Parker.

2013.6.27.2 · File · 1996-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Southern Railway of British Columbia (1 Oct. 1988 to present), which was preceded by the BC Hydro Railway (31 Mar. 1962) and the BC Electric Railway Fraser Valley Interurban (4 Oct. 1910). Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals.

Okanagan Valley Railway
2013.6.27.4 · File · 2010-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of research material regarding the Okanagan Valley Railway, which was created on 21 Nov. 1998. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes the following works: "Okanagan Valley Railway, Short Line: 21 Nov. 1998 to Closure 1 Sept. 2009" compiled by Davies and an article in Okanagan Life magazine regarding the OVR and KPR.

Passengers
2013.6.28 · Series · 2005-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of material regarding passengers on British Columbia railways. Includes information about the decline in North American railway passenger traffic, passenger experience, passenger fares, publicity, railway hotels, restaurant car catering, baggage and express services, and railway post offices (RPOs).

Passenger fares
2013.6.28.3 · File · 2012-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of material regarding railway passenger fares. Predominantly consists of photocopy reproductions, excerpts from books, and clippings from periodicals. Includes past passenger rates for E&N, CN, BC Rail, PGE, CPR, GNR, VIA Rail, and BCER Interurbans.