Title and statement of responsibility area
Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection
General material designation
- Cartographic material
- Technical drawing
- Textual record
- Graphic material
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Dates of creation area
- Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society
Physical description area
- 8.55 m textual records
- 32 maps
- 94 plans
- 229 technical drawings
- 282 photographs
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Archival description area
Scope and content
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.
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.
Language of material
Script of material
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Availability of other formats
Many of the photographic materials have been digitized and are available in .jpeg and .tiff formats.
Restrictions on access
Some restrictions apply—see file and item level descriptions for applicable restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing 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.
Visit the Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum [ www.pgrfm.bc.ca ] for more information on associated artifactual materials.