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Albert Beckman interview

RECORDED: Lillooet (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Albert Beckman, a veteran of CP Rail, joined the PGE in 1951. He worked as a conductor on the line through to his retirement in 1977, at which time he moved to Lillooet.;

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.;

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;illooet.;

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.;

Edgar S. Malm interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1986-12-19 SUMMARY: 'Stan' Malm joined the railway in the early 1920s, working as a cook's flunky and then an apprentice mechanic in the Squamish shops. From 1940 to his retirement in 1970, Stan served as locomotive fore;man in Lillooet.;

Russ Napier interview

RECORDED: Dawson Creek (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Russ Napier was terminal supervisor in Fort Nelson from 1976 to 1986. In 1986, he became terminal supervisor in Dawson Creek.;

Charles D. Marlatt interview

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Charles (Bud) Marlatt joined in 1958 to supervise the railway's new microwave system. When he retired, in 1981, he was B.C. Rail's chief of communications.;

Ross Regan interview

RECORDED: Tumbler Ridge (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Ross Regan: An ex-banker, Ross joined the railway in 1983, and as of 1986, works as a foreman in the Tumbler [Ridge?] shop.;

Donald W. McKinnon interview

RECORDED: Prince George (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Don McKinnon was with the PGE from 1945 until 1965 when he joined Northwood Pulp and Paper in Prince George. Don was station agent at a number of locations, including Pemberton and Prince George. Don ;is now retired in Prince George and does not live in a green house.;

Peter Rebagliati interview

RECORDED: Tumbler Ridge (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Peter Rebagliati is (as of 1986) roadmaster at Tumbler Ridge. A third generation railwayman, he started as a chainman in 1967.;

Roger B. Allen interview

RECORDED: Fort Nelson (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Roger Allen, a veteran B.C. Rail engineman, has spent many of his years on the job on (and sometimes off) the Fort Nelson line.;

John Franson interview

RECORDED: Lillooet (B.C.), 1986-12-19 SUMMARY: John Franson came to the PGE from the CPR in 1927. He started as a section gang foreman, moved to B&B, then on to brakeman and conductor. John retired in 1961 and settled in Lillooet.;

Ed Aldridge interview

CALL NUMBER: T4310:0001 RECORDED: Squamish (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Ed Aldridge joined the PGE railway in 1938 as the gas mechanic in the Squamish shops. He retired in November 1968 in Squamish.;

CALL NUMBER: T4310:0002 track 1 RECORDED: Squamish (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Continuation of interview with Ed Aldridge.;

Tony Martins interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1986 SUMMARY: Tony Martins signed on as a labourer in 1959. He has spent most of his time with the railway working out of Dawson Creek and is currently (as of 1986) a sectionman there.;

P.G.E., Sept. 1959 : [radio spots]

CALL NUMBER: SD0127:0003 SUMMARY: Three one-minute spots, labelled "P.G.E. Department of Finance, Sept. 14, 1959", announcing the extended sale of P.G.E. bonds. [Side 2: blank.];

CALL NUMBER: SD0127:0004 SUMMARY: Three one-minute spots, labelled "P.G.E., Sept. 1959", promoting the sale of P.G.E. development bonds. [Side 2: blank.];

Pacific Great Eastern Railway collection

  • PR-0789
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1934 [Photocopied 1976]

The collection consists of correspondence between the Brotherhood of Local Engineers and Pacific Great Eastern Railway engineers.

British Columbia Railway Historical Association. Victoria Chapter

British Columbia Railway Co.

Invoices, 1972, from the catering department of Woodward Stores, Vancouver, for grocery items supplied to the British Columbia Railway Company for the Premier's private railway car "Caribou" (formerly "Northern Summit").

Transferred from Modern History Division, British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1975.

British Columbia Railway Company

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