Steam locomotives

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A trip to yesteryear

Promotional film. Depicts a steam train excursion from North Vancouver to Squamish with the Royal Hudson, operated by the BC Railway Company for the provincial government.

British Columbia Railway Company

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,...

Background to progress

Promotional film. An overview of BC Railway operations, including sequences about the variety of freight hauled (including a huge turbine runner for the Mica Dam project); self-propelled passenger cars; the Royal Hudson steam train; track maintena...

Bill La Chance interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-03-09 SUMMARY: Mr. E.W. (Bill) LaChance recalls his experiences working as an locomotive fireman and engineer for the CPR, based in Revelstoke. This interview mainly relates his story as the sole survivor of the...

Bob Winthrope interview

RECORDED: Nanaimo (B.C.), 1979-06-28 SUMMARY: One in a series of interviews about the history of Vancouver Island's coal mining industry and mining communities. Assembling trips; driving in mine locomotive; mules; timber cracking.;

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...

Fresh from the deep

Documentary. "A man waving beside three stretched halibut skins. Map of B.C. showing coast to Kodiak Island in Alaska. Aboard a fishboat, men clean and gut a halibut, dress it for packing and salt it away for shipment. Fishboats alongside ...

From nowhere to . . .

Promotional film. "This short feature covers the railway from its birth in 1912 to the final spike. . . . Many old scenes of early railroading mixed with good footage of the modern railway." The historical material largely comprises ol...

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 ...

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...

John Davies interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Railroading in B.C. : John Davies RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-09-17 SUMMARY: John Davies, a former CPR shop foreman, discusses: railroad shop practices; machinist apprentices; all components of steam locomotives r...

Kootenay east

Travelogue. From Revelstoke to Golden over the Big Bend Highway, and south to the U.S. border and Creston, with views of Kootenay and Yoho National Parks and southeastern BC. Footage of interest includes: Revelstoke station and rail yards with lo...

Kootenay east

Travelogue. From Revelstoke to Golden over the Big Bend Highway, and south to the U.S. border and Creston, with views of Kootenay and Yoho National Parks and southeastern BC. Footage of interest includes: Revelstoke station and rail yards with lo...

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