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Pacific Great Eastern Railway fonds
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- textual record
- cartographic material
- graphic material
- multiple media
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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- Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company
Physical description area
3.55 m of textual records, 28 photographs, 27 maps
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Name of creator
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company was incorporated by an act of the B.C. Legislative Assembly on February 27, 1912. The name was changed to the British Columbia Railway Company on April 1, 1972.
Name of creator
The history of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway dates to 1907 when the Howe Sound Pemberton Valley and Northern Railway was created. In 1910, the name was changed to the Howe Sound and Northern Railway. In 1912, having been taken over by the firm of Foley, Welch and Stewart, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway came into existence. In 1918, the railway was taken over by the provincial government. It later became the British Columbia Railway.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway roster from 1907 to 1975, train orders, correspondence, registers, photographs, sales records, employee examinations, and reports concerning construction equipment and operation of the railway. Fonds includes maps and plans of PGE railway works, bridges, and buildings. Fonds includes records of the Howe Sound Pemberton Valley and Northern Railway and the Howe Sound and Northern Railway. Fonds also includes copies of official timetables #1 to #18 (1913-1918) Squamish division, supplement to timetable #19 (1919) Squamish division, #20 (1919) Squamish and Lillooet subdivisions, 21 (1920) Squamish and Lillooet subdivisions, #23 (1923) Squamish, Lillooet, and Prince George subdivisions and 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").
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Restrictions on access
Access restricted to MS-0853, Box 2, Folder 3.
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File list available for MS-0853 and MS-0106.
Archives code(s): MS-0041; MS-0138; MS-0853; MS-0106; MS-1234; 198302-001; 198107-092, 198107-079; Map Reg. No. 10935B-10939B; Map Reg. No. 12901E-12902E; Map Reg. No. 15343B-15360B; 15362A; 15363C-15364C.
Accession number(s): MS-0106; MS-1234