Series GR-1997 - Railway Department ledger

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Railway Department ledger

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  • [191?] (Creation)
    British Columbia. Railway Dept.

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Microfilm (neg.), 16 mm [B00059]

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The Railway Dept. was established in 1911 with the enactment of the Railway Department Act (SBC 1911, c. 45). The mandate of the Railway Dept. was to regulate all railways falling under the jurisdiction of British Columbia Railway Act (SBC 1911, c. 44). This included the regulation and inspection of industrial railways (logging and mining) and electric street-car and interurban systems, as well as improvements to terminals and to combined railway and highway bridges. In 1959, the Railway Department Act was repealed and the functions of the Railway Dept. were transferred to the newly created Dept. of Commercial Transport (SBC 1959, c.12).

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Ledger listing railways incorporated between 1890-1910 by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia indicating railway names, Acts of Incorporation, head offices, directors, etc.

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Borrowed for microfilming from the Victoria office of the Dept. of Transport and Communications, 1974.


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Accession number(s): GR-1997

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  • Box: B00059