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2013.6 · Collection · [before 2020]

The David Davies Railway Collection encompasses all facets of railway history specifically in the province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory. The collection consists of research material accumulated over the course of more than fifty years, and includes monographs, periodicals, articles, clippings, railway timetables, photographs, maps and plans, and excerpts. Material covers public, tourist, and private (industrial) railways, including: CPR, KVR, E&N; CNR, CNoR, GTPR; and PGER, BCR. The collection excludes material regarding streetcar systems and rapid transit, but includes long distance electric interurbans.

Wartime Freight
2013.6.29.27 · File · 1995-2019
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

File consists of:

  • Canadian Rail issue no. 447 (July-August 1995) which is devoted to Canada's Railways in World War II
  • Article by David Davies, "Wartime Freight in BC in WWII, 1939-1945"
  • Summary piece by David Davies, "What happened in British Columbia in WWII? 1939-1945: A Review of Military Events"
Photographs
2013.6.36 · Series · [before 2013]
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of graphic material depicting railways in British Columbia. Includes prints, negatives, and postcards.

Separated Photographs
2013.6.36.2 · Subseries · 1960-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Subseries consists of prints and negatives depicting railways in British Columbia separated from the textual records of the David Davies Railway Collection.

2013.6.36.1 · Subseries · 1957-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Subseries consists of prints and negatives depicting railways in British Columbia, as well as a small selection of other subjects such as historical ships, buildings, vehicles, and bridges. All photographs created by David Davies.

Postcards
2013.6.36.3 · Subseries · 1900-2013
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Subseries consists of printed and photograph postcards depicting railways, buildings, ships, and other transportation in British Columbia.

Locomotives
2013.6.10 · Series · [before 2012]
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of research material relating to steam and diesel locomotives that were used on British Columbia railways. Includes information about the steam to diesel transition period, details about specific locomotives, locomotive manufacturers, and self-propelled coaches.

Employee Timetables
2013.6.12 · Series · [before 2012]
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of employee timetables for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, BC Rail, the Great Northern Railway, the Great Northern Railway, the Burlington Northern Railway, the BC Electric Railway, and the BC Harbours Board Railway. Also known as “working timetables”, these are a valuable research tool that include timings at every station or other significant location along the train's journey, the train's reporting number, its maximum speed, and any other information relevant to the operation of the train.

General
2013.6.01 · Series · [before 2011]
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of general histories, statistics, and sources for railway subjects, which predominantly consist of photocopy reproductions and clippings from periodicals. Most documents are Canada-wide in scope.

Wooden and worn out building
2012.13.1.135.4.10 · Item · [2011?]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicts a wooden and abandoned building, the roof caving in and the sides tarnishing. Photograph taken in an unknown location.

Wooden and worn out building
2012.13.1.135.4.11 · Item · [2011?]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicts a wooden and abandoned building, the roof caving in and the sides tarnishing. Photograph taken in an unknown location.

Wooden and worn out building
2012.13.1.135.4.12 · Item · [2011?]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicts a wooden and abandoned building, the roof caving in and the sides tarnishing. Photograph taken in an unknown location.

Wooden and worn out building
2012.13.1.135.4.13 · Item · [2011?]
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicts a wooden and abandoned building, the roof caving in and the sides tarnishing. Photograph taken in an unknown location.

Rolling Stock
2013.6.11 · Series · [before 2011]
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of articles, clippings, and other research material related to rolling stock used on British Columbia railways. Although the term “rolling stock” encompasses all vehicles that move on a railway, some material regarding rolling stock is filed separately, such as locomotives (see series 2013.6.11). Includes information about passenger cars, freight cars, and non-revenue cars (cabooses, cranes, service cars, etc.).

Oversize Material
2013.6.35 · Series · 1909-2011
Part of David Davies Railway Collection

Series consists of large format maps and plans relating to railways in British Columbia and Canada. Also includes oversize documents.

2012.13.1.135.5.03 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicts a section of railway trackage, presumed to be located within or nearby Sinclair Mills, BC. There is a man on the other side of the railway tracks.

Large stone
2012.13.1.135.5.14 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicting a large stone surrounded by trees in an unknown location.

Landscape
2012.13.1.135.5.15 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicting a landscape with a lake and a mountain in the background.

Large stone
2012.13.1.135.5.16 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicting a large stone surrounded by trees and two people sitting on top of it.

Log house
2012.13.1.135.5.23 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicting a log house, presumably in the campground in Quesnelle Forks.

Log house
2012.13.1.135.5.24 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicting a small log cabin with a front porch and a sign reading "Happy 150th Anniversary Cariboo Gold Rush 1859-2009", presumably taken in Quesnelle Forks.

2012.13.2.15.16 · File · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

File consists of notes and reproductions relating to a presentation on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway conducted by Kent Sedgwick. Includes a CD titled "GTP Talk" containing a recording of Kent Sedgwick's presentation on the Grand Trunk Pacific (Oct. 2010).

Goat River Station
2012.13.2.15.23 · File · 1982, 2002-2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

File consists of notes and reproductions relating to the Goat River railway station. Includes photographs depicting the Goat River station and a painting of the station (2009).

2012.13.2.15.34 · File · 1980-2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to railway heritage in British Columbia. Includes: "Heritage West" volume 8 number 3 of Heritage West magazine (1984); "Article to be Published" typescript document by Kent Sedgwick sent to Heritage West (1984); "geography 103 Endako - McBride" typescript document by Allan MacDonald (1980); "BC Rail" special edition of the Prince George Citizen newspaper (May 1987); and "Heritage Cranbrook" promotional booklet (2004).

Railway tracks
2012.13.1.135.5.11 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicts a landscape, with mountains in the background and trees in the foreground.

2012.13.1.135.5.06 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicts the Sinclair Mills community hall, it includes a sign in front of the building reading "Welcome to Sinclair Mills, Community Hall".

Campground
2012.13.1.135.5.21 · Item · 2010
Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

Photograph depicting a campground with log cabins and an open field surrounded by trees, presumably in Quesnelle Forks.