Fonds PR-0391 - Pacific Great Eastern Railway fonds

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Pacific Great Eastern Railway fonds

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  • 1907-1976 (Creation)
    Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company

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3.55 m of textual records, 28 photographs, 27 maps

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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.

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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"). A technical drawing showing a profile of the PGE from Squamish Dock to Fort George from 1920 was added to the fonds in 2021.

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Access restricted to MS-0853, Box 2, Folder 3.

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File list available for MS-0853 and MS-0106.

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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.

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Accession number(s): MS-0106; MS-1234; 2021.269

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