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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, 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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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, 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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Grand Trunk Pacific construction along water

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1287
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.
P0525
Accession No.
1979.43.477
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 13 x 10cm.
Negative Number
F203
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Type of Record
Archival Description

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A section of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway bed, with a low, log bridge under construction and with water in the foreground

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions773
Collection
The Vaniman Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
The Vaniman Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on the image.
Item No.
P0012
Accession No.
979.4.437
Physical Description
b&w print; 10 x 13 cm
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F19
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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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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Map of the central section of British Columbia showing the country served by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions5888
Date Range
1911
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
cartographic material
Collection
BVM discrete item collection
Description Level
File
GMD
cartographic material
Creator
Poole Brothers
Fonds No.
C1
File No.
OS 35
Item No.
2017.92.2
Accession No.
2017.92
Physical Description
1 map: col.; 44 x 100 cm
Date Range
1911
Publication
Chicago: Poole Brothers
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Notes
Scale: 1 inch = 20 miles
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Mechanical department yard map for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions7032
Date Range
July 29, 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 24
Item No.
1990.173.1
Accession No.
1990.173
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing
Material Details
Scale 1/4 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
July 29, 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
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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"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

Images

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"Big Mud Slide, G.T.P.R., South Hazelton"

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2838
Date Range
April 1913
Collection
P2467-P2524
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
P2467-P2524
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Item No.
P2484
Accession No.
1983.15.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 3 x 3.8 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
April 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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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.
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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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

Images

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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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Construction near Telkwa, B.C.

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2839
Date Range
[1910-1915]
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.
P2485
Accession No.
1983.15.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 3 x 3.8 cm
Scan Resolution
150 dpi
Date Range
[1910-1915]
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Telkwa, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Construction of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions2836
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
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P2482
Accession No.
1983.15.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 3.8 x 3 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
[ca 1913]
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Construction of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions950
Date Range
1913
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Scope and Content
Photo of the "pioneer" track-layer constructing the railway line at Telkwa.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photo contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0187
Accession No.
979.7.104
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 18 x 13 cm
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F16
Date Range
1913
Scope and Content
Photo of the "pioneer" track-layer constructing the railway line at Telkwa.
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Telkwa, B.C.
Notes
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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Crowd watching laying of track at Fort Fraser where East track layer meets West track layer

https://search.bvmuseum.org/link/descriptions1102
Date Range
April 7, 1914
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
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0339
Accession No.
1979.7.280
Physical Description
1 photograph: sepia; 14 x 8.5cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F35
Date Range
April 7, 1914
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Fort Fraser, B.C.
Notes
Written on back "Pioneer laying railway track on the G.T.P where the East met the West at Ft. Fraser." "Mr Geo. Raymond Smithers" written in blue pen on backside. Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Images

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