More like '"Big Mud Slide, G.T.P.R., South Hazelton"'

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GTP South Hazelton Northern Interior Metropolis hand-book

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions6595
Date Range
1912
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a book containing advertising and photographs for the GTP in the Northern Interior.
. Endorsed By The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The Provincial Government of British Columbia. The Board of Trade of the old town of Hazelton. The inhabitants of Hazelton and district. The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway has, through its various departments during
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S2
File No.
13
Accession No.
2011.19
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1912
History / Biographical
Book originally belonged to chief engineer for the GTP railway in the Northern interior
Custodial History
This item originally belonged to Bob Davidson, a chief engineer for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Eventually the book was given to Joseph F. MacDonald, the donor's father.
Scope and Content
Item is a book containing advertising and photographs for the GTP in the Northern Interior.
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
South Hazelton, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Documents

GTP South Hazelton Northern Interior Metropolis hand-book

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"Kitselas Tunnel, G.T.P.R."

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2837
Date Range
1911
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on caption written on photograph.
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2483
Accession No.
1983.15.1
Physical Description
Photo - negative: 3.8 x 3
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
1911
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Skeena River
Type of Record
Archival Description

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"Skeena River Bridge G.T.P.R."

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2676
Date Range
July 6, 1912
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1925
Accession No.
1988.19.27
Physical Description
1 Photo - postcard format; b&w; 9 x 13.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
July 6, 1912
History / Biographical
Photo from black photo album which had this written on the first page: "In memory: Howard Sanborn, Hollywood, Calif. Early British Columbia 1900's. Prince Rupert on Skeena River by paddle wheeler to old Hazeltown*** By pack train and small boats on Bulkley River to Telkwa, B.C."
Unidentified stern wheeler going under the Skeena River Crossing Bridge after its completion on July 6, 1912, two unidentified men standing on the deck of the ship. Location and Date printed at bottom front of card
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Skeena River
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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"Smithers townsite G.T.P.R. grade"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2862
Date Range
ca 1911
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2508
Accession No.
1983.15.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 3 x 3.8 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
ca 1911
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Grand Trunk Pacific Railway camp #19 in Hazelton, B.C.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1507
Date Range
[ca 1911]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0745
Accession No.
1982.2.1
Physical Description
1 postcard: b & w; 14 x 8.5cm.
Date Range
[ca 1911]
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives, pamphlets

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions5489
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
File contains pamphlets produced by the Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives, describing the Collins Russian-American and Yukon telegraph lines, Jean Jacques Caux (Cataline), the Hagwilget Bridges, and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual record
Creator
Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
File 142
Accession No.
2000.65
2018.2
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains pamphlets produced by the Hazelton Pioneer Museum & Archives, describing the Collins Russian-American and Yukon telegraph lines, Jean Jacques Caux (Cataline), the Hagwilget Bridges, and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Subject Access
Collins Russian-American Telegraph Line
Yukon Telegraph Line
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Type of Record
Archival Description
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"Passenger train 15 miles below Hazelton, B.C."

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1272
Date Range
July 7, 1912
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on description on frontside of photograph.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0510
Accession No.
1979.22.456
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 11 x 8cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F45
Date Range
July 7, 1912
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint. Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Steam shovel on its side during a mud slide.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1259
Date Range
[ca 1910]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Creator
F. Button
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0497
Accession No.
1979.9.443
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 12 x 10cm.
Negative Number
None
Date Range
[ca 1910]
Notes
Photograph is a modern reprint.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Interviews with Frank Parker Sr.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions12288
Date Range
Jan. 29, 1982 - Sept. 17, 1993
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Scope and Content
Two interviews with Frank Parker Sr., recorded on January 29th 1982 by Tom W. Parken and on September 17th 1993 by Colin Wilmot. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and .MP3 access files. No release forms located.
Collection
BVM Oral History collection
Description Level
File
GMD
sound recording
electronic record
Creator
Tom Parken
Colin Wilmot
Fonds No.
C5
Item No.
2021.21.64
Accession No.
2021.21
Physical Description
1.12 GB of digital records
Date Range
Jan. 29, 1982 - Sept. 17, 1993
Scope and Content
Two interviews with Frank Parker Sr., recorded on January 29th 1982 by Tom W. Parken and on September 17th 1993 by Colin Wilmot. Includes raw and edited .WAV files and .MP3 access files. No release forms located.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Audio Tracks

Frank Parker Sr. gives an overview of his railway career, beginning as a brakeman in his teenage years and eventually becoming a full-time conductor.

keywords

Edmonton, Alberta; Edson, Alberta; Great Depression; Green Terminal; Middlesex County, Ontario; Smithers; Wainwright, Alberta; World War II

subjects

brakeman; conductor; employment; jobs; occupations; railway

Parker talks about the steps required to become a railway conductor and how jobs were awarded on the basis of seniority.

keywords

A book; Alaska highway; B book; examinations; seniority; tests; World War II

subjects

conductor; promotion; railway

Parker discusses the railway work he has done outside of Smithers over the years.

keywords

death of child

subjects

Kamloops; Prince Rupert; Winnipeg; work

Parker explains that the transition from the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway to Canadian National Railways had little effect on his day-to-day work, although it did result in some improvements to the train tracks.

keywords

improvements; steel; ties; train tracks; upgrades

subjects

Canadian National; Grand Trunk Pacific; railways

Parker discusses the role the railway played in transporting all manner of goods to, from, and throughout the Bulkley Valley.

keywords

goods; LCL freight; meat cars; responsibilities; shipping; work hours

subjects

Bulkley Valley; development; railway; transportation; work

Parker discusses the importance of following the rules in a dangerous job such as railroad work.

keywords

subjects

railway work; rules; safety

Parker relays the story of how he once shot a goose from aboard the train.

keywords

goose; rafting; train

subjects

anecdotes; hunting

Parker discusses the one serious accident of his railway career - a derailment at Forestdale.

keywords

Endako; Forestdale; Sid Robinson; Vernon Glass; water car

subjects

accidents; derailment

Parker talks about using the rotary plow ('Rupert plow') to clear heavy snow off the tracks. He also mentions snow sheds, tunnels which were used to protect trains from avalanches.

keywords

Kwinitsa; snow sheds

subjects

avalanches; rotary plow; snowslides

Parker discusses his time working as a conductor on passenger trains, first between Smithers and Prince Rupert and later out of Winnipeg. Includes a story about an incident with a thief aboard one of the trains.

keywords

crime; night runs; theft; Winnipeg

subjects

conductor; passenger train; transport; working with the public

Parker tells a story about how he accidentally ran the caboose into the back of the train while attempting to bring it down a slope.

keywords

caboose

subjects

accident; railway; train

Parker discusses the decline of passenger trains as travel by car and plane became more commonplace.

keywords

day coaches; Watrous; Winnipeg

subjects

changes over time; passenger traffic; passenger train; transit; transportation

Parker discusses the attitudes of engineers regarding the transition from steam power to diesel power.

keywords

subjects

diesel power; engineers; steam power; trains

Parker discusses how the Smithers route became a branch line of the CNR after the GTP merged with Canadian National.

keywords

branch line; main line; revenue; train routes

subjects

Canadian National Railways; CNR; Grand Trunk Pacific; GTP; railroads; railways; trains

Parker was the oldest conductor in service in the Western Region at the time of his retirement, having worked on the railway for 48 years.

keywords

Bill Duff; Grand Trunk Pacific Railway; pension

subjects

retirement

Parker reflects on his decades of service on the railway, discussing topics such as improvements in working conditions, the pride people took in their jobs, how hard they worked during the War years, and his feelings on retirement.

keywords

'golden handshake'; accommodations; bunkhouses; lodgings; pensions; World War II

subjects

railway; retirement; working conditions

Parker talks about a satirical poem that a railway worker wrote about soldiers during World War II.

keywords

armoured train; Pacific; restaurant

subjects

poetry; railway workers; soldiers; World War II

A short note from the interviewer (Tom Parken) regarding several instances when the interview was cut short. (All have been edited out of the final recording).

keywords

subjects

Frank Parker Sr. discusses his work as a conductor on a freight train from 1922 to 1965.

keywords

brakeman; railway crew; train orders

subjects

conductor; employment; freight train; jobs; occupation; railway

Parker discusses clearing mud/slow/rock slides and operating the flanger car.

keywords

flanger; gravel; rotary plow; Tony Garcia; wing plow

subjects

mudslides; railway; rockslides; slides; snowslides

Parker says he has no personal stories about working on the railway. He briefly talks about the gravel cars which were hooked up to the flanger.

keywords

Tony Garcia

subjects

flanger; gravel cars; railway

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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, forms for pedestals

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7074
Date Range
April 21, 1913
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.3
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 3/4 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
April 21, 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, foundation plan

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7072
Date Range
April 14, 1913
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.1
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 3/8 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
April 14, 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, foundation plan

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7073
Date Range
April 21, 1913
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.2
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 3/4 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
April 21, 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, steam heating system

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7075
Date Range
May 12, 1914
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.4
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1/4 inch: 1 foot
Scale 1/2 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
May 12, 1914
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, water heating system

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7076
Date Range
May 12, 1914
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.5
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1/4 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
May 12, 1914
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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"Bannockburn" unloading at Prince Rupert, B.C.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2240
Date Range
September 1910
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1479
Accession No.
1987.1.16
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 24 x 19 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
September 1910
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Notes
1 photograph: b&w; 17.5 x 12.5 cm; reprint from original sepia which is badly damagesd Workers unloading steel rails at the docks in Prince Rupert, 6000 tons of rail and enough for 240 miles of railroad. Info written on back in pencil. Also noted "Property G.T.P." Freighter name: "Bannockburn" Date and cargo confirmed by Sept. 19, 1910 edition of "The Prince Rupert Optimist" on front page.
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Blast along the Skeena River.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1256
Date Range
[190-?]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0494
Accession No.
1979.7.440
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 24 x 15cm.
Negative Number
None
Date Range
[190-?]
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Skeena River
Notes
Written on front 'A big blast G.T.P.R. Skeena River.'
Photo is a modern reprint
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Blueprint map showing main travelled waterways North of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions6901
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Other Title Info
Range 5 coast district B.C.
Creator
S.C. Weston
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 15
Item No.
1985.1.39
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing
Material Details
Scale 1 inch: 4 miles
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Bridge across Bulkley River

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions3116
Date Range
ca 1913
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on caption written on negative.
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2764
Accession No.
1983.16.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 27.8 x 21.5 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Negative Number
F234
Date Range
ca 1913
History / Biographical
Actual photo is P4032.
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Bulkley River
Notes
Contact print included in physical folder.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Canadian National Railways station, Smithers, B.C.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1465
Date Range
ca. 1980
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Creator
Susan Denny
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0703
Accession No.
1981.37.2
Physical Description
1 photograph: colour; 9 x 11cm.
Date Range
ca. 1980
History / Biographical
The station was built in 1919 and followed an 'Individual' building plan made by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Subject Access
Canadian National Railways
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Photograph is a polaroid
Previously entered as Historical Leaflet collection
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Card with a drawing of a 1915 GTP built home

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions6593
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on card contents.
Creator
Wilfried Dreher
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P6282
Accession No.
2011.19
Physical Description
1 card; b&w; 14 x 11cm
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
600 dpi
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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