Alex Matkoski interview
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Experiences of a steam and diesel locomotive engineer PERIOD COVERED: 1956-1974 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-07-24 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Alex Matkoski describes the differences in the ride of steam and diesel locomotiv...
Alexander Elesko interview
RECORDED: Lillooet (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Alexander Elesko joined the PGE in 1926, at the age of 14. He has worked in the kitchens, on the tracks, and on the trains. He retired from the position of locomotive engineer in 1972 and settled in L;illoo...
Andy Gray interview
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-30 SUMMARY: Andy Gray recalls in detail his career on the CPR. Born in Scotland, he came to Canada in 1890 and then to Vancouver 1892. He began work on the CPR in 1906 as a "wiper", then a fireman,...
Arnold William Malm interview
RECORDED: Lillooet (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Arnold Malm: A third generation PGE-er, Arnold took control of his first engine in 1959 at the age of 19. When he retired, in 1986, he was road foreman of engines, based in Lillooet.;
B.A. "Spike" Carson interview : [Turner, 1979]
CALL NUMBER: T3355:0001 RECORDED: Ladysmith (B.C.), 1979-01-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Spike Carson discusses his background and how he got into railroading: born in Port Alberni in 1913; quit school at 14; worked as a carpenter's helper, then at a...
Bert Mills interview
RECORDED: Squamish (B.C.), 1976-06-19 SUMMARY: Bert Mills describes his experiences as an engineer on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, 1954-1969;
C.G. Rand interview
PERIOD COVERED: ;1930s;-;1970s RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-08-09 SUMMARY: [No content summary is available for this interview.];
Charlie Midnight interview
RECORDED: [location unknown], [197-?] SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Charlie Midnight, who worked for 52 years on the PGE as an engine driver. He talks about having Princess Margaret as a passenger in 1958 (including RCMP security), stea...
Ed Wilcox interview : [Holm, 1978]
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-09-19 SUMMARY: Ed Wilcox, the head of locomotive service for the BC Railway, describes his experiences driving steam and diesel locomotives for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and the BCR.;
Ed Wilcox interview : [McKinnon, 1986]
RECORDED: Tsawwassen (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Ed Wilcox retired last year after one of the more varied careers with the railway. He started with steam and retired as general road foreman of engines.;
George H. Williamson interview
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. G.H. Williamson recalls his 40 year career with the CPR. Born in Toronto, he moved to Donald, B.C., in 1892 and started with the railways. By 1900 he was working as an engineer. He ...
Gordon Fulkerson interview
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The Kettle Valley line, 1916-1947 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-08-10 SUMMARY: Gordon Fulkerson describes his experiences firing and driving locomotives on the CPR's Kettle Valley Railway, 1916-1947.;
Horace Hinton interview
CALL NUMBER: T0500:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Horace Hinton : life in the Nimpkish Valley, 1919-1962 PERIOD COVERED: 1919-1962 RECORDED: Delta (B.C.), 1974-07-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hinton discusses early logging experience: move to Nimpkis...
J.W. Smith interview
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Harbour and railway work in Saskatchewan and B.C., 1933-1977 PERIOD COVERED: 1933-1977 RECORDED: Kamloops (B.C.), 1977-08-08 SUMMARY: J.W. Smith discusses his varied careers from 1933 as oiler and fireman on the "Pr...
Jack Bryan interview
RECORDED: Tumbler Ridge (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Jack Bryan started out with the PGE as a hostler helper in 1956. At the time of the interview (1986), he was working as an engineman based in Tumbler Ridge.;
Jim Wolverton interview
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-08 SUMMARY: In an interview with Robert Turner, Jim Wolverton discusses his experiences in railroading: started in 1913 at 16 years of age; started firing on a 23 ton, then a 40 ton shay for the Puget Sound No...
John Kloss interview
CALL NUMBER: T0540:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Forty-seven years on logging railroads, 1927-1974 PERIOD COVERED: 1927-1956 RECORDED: Beaver Cove (B.C.), 1974-07-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Kloss discusses his experiences on logging railroads. Fir...
Morris Liwiski interview
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1986 (and 1982?) SUMMARY: Lew Liwiski tried his hand at running the engines in the late 1940s, but decided it wasn't for him. Today he works as a trainman in Fort St. John.;
Pictures in the air : Casey Jones
SUMMARY: "Pictures In The Air" is a series in which children draw pictures based on the stories told in each broadcast. This episiode tells the story of the doomed locomotive engineer Casey Jones.;
Stan Malm interview ; Leo Cahill interview
CALL NUMBER: T2611:0001 PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1973 RECORDED: Lillooet (B.C.), 1976-06-17 SUMMARY: Stan Malm, PGE locomotive foreman (1923-1973), Lillooet, BC, and Leo Cahill, PGE locomotive engineer (1920-1961) describe their experiences working fo...
W.G. Mellon interview
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-01-17 SUMMARY: In an interview with Robert Turner, W.G. Mellon discusses his background in railroading: first got a job railroading through a friend's father who was foreman at Port Mann; started off 'p...
Wally Huffman interview
CALL NUMBER: T3809:0001 RECORDED: North Vancouver (B.C.), 1980-01-24 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Robert Turner, retired CPR locomotive engineer and fireman W.F. Huffman discusses: wiping and firing out of Grand Forks; learning the trade...