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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.;

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...

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 ...

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...

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.;

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...