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When trains rules the Kootenays : a short history of railways in Southeastern British Columbia

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue25533
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2022
Author
Gainer, Terry
Publisher
Victoria, British Columbia : Rocky Mountain Books
Edition
First
Call Number
08.5 G12w
Author
Gainer, Terry
Edition
First
Publisher
Victoria, British Columbia : Rocky Mountain Books
Published Date
2022
Physical Description
240 pages : illustrations
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Series
When Trains Ruled
Subjects
Travel
Transportation
Railways
Railway routes
History
Abstract
When Trains Ruled the Kootenays is the story of how the railways established an extensive and convenient transportation network to haul ore from the mines, move people, and service the communities during the early years of the 20th century in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Terry Gainer's latest book documents sixty years of change in the railway industry of British Columbia. The evolving transformations of life and landscape noted in the text and photos also reflect a period of rapid change in Canada. Threaded through the narrative are anecdotes from Kootenay pioneers recounting their experiences and the means of transportation of the times. -- Publisher's website
Contents
Part I : Rails to the Kootenays: The Kootenays ; The Antagonists ; The Battle Begins : Rails to the West Kootenays ; The Battle Moves East : Rails to the Crowsnest Pass ; Ship Ahoy! The Clash on Kootenay Lake ; The Battle Moves West : Peace at Last? ; Part II : The Trains to Gold and Silver: Nelson Becomes the Hub ; The Trains of the Kootenays ; A Day at the Station ; Trains to Rossland and Trail ; Trains to Castlegar ; Arrowhead and Nakusp : The North Kootenay Gateway ; The Travellers of Yesterday ; Special Trains and Excursions ; Not-So-Special Trains : Canada's Shame, Japanese Canadian Internment ; Into the 20th Century ; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ; Epilogue - The End of a Dream
ISBN
9781771604017
Accession Number
2022.08
Call Number
08.5 G12w
Location
Reading Room
Collection
Archives Library
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They call me George : the untold story of black train porters and the birth of modern Canada

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue25243
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2019
Author
Foster, Cecil
Publisher
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis
Edition
First, revised
Call Number
08.1 F81t
  1 website  
Author
Foster, Cecil
Responsibility
Cecil Foster
Edition
First, revised
Publisher
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis
Published Date
2019
Physical Description
296 pages
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Railways
Labour
Racism
Canada
History
Travel
Transportation
Abstract
Smartly dressed and smiling, Canada’s black train porters were a familiar sight to the average passenger—yet their minority status rendered them politically invisible, second-class in the social imagination that determined who was and who was not considered Canadian. Subjected to grueling shifts and unreasonable standards—a passenger missing his stop was a dismissible offense—the so-called Pullmen of the country’s rail lines were denied secure positions and prohibited from bringing their families to Canada, and it was their struggle against the racist Dominion that laid the groundwork for the multicultural nation we know today. Drawing on the experiences of these influential black Canadians, Cecil Foster’s They Call Me George demonstrates the power of individuals and minority groups in the fight for social justice and shows how a country can change for the better. (From publisher's website)
ISBN
9781771962612
Accession Number
P2020.7
Call Number
08.1 F81t
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Publisher's website
Websites
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When trains ruled the rockies: my life at the Banff railway station

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue19859
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2019
Author
Gainer, Terry
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Books Ltd.
Call Number
08.5 G11w
08.5 G22w copy 2 (Reference)
  1 website  
Author
Gainer, Terry
Responsibility
Terry Gainer
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Books Ltd.
Published Date
2019
Physical Description
272 pg
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Railway stations
Railways
Banff
Canadian Pacific Railway
Rocky Mountains
Abstract
When Trains Ruled the Rockies is a personal history of the Banff train station from 1948 through 1962.Drawn from Terry Gainer’s personal memories and experiences from his years living and working at the legendary Banff Railway Station, this entertaining memoir and important historical record beckons the reader into the golden age of railway travel in the mountains of western Canada.Complete with a selection of archival photographs, When Trains Ruled the Rockies documents life at the Banff Railway Station and traces the huge role the station played in the local community. The author’s own story of growing up at the station winds a thread through the narrative and brings into clear focus Terry’s lifelong passion for passenger trains, at one time the most dominant means of transportation for Canadians but sadly an experience that is now fading into history.
Contents
Part I - The golden years: when trains ruled the rockies
Part II - Special trains
Part III - In the trains station's backyard
Part IV - The glory years 1955 - 1962: I've been working on the railroad
Part V - An ending or a beginning?
ISBN
9781771603010
Accession Number
2019.69
Call Number
08.5 G11w
08.5 G22w copy 2 (Reference)
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
The URL is linked to the Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. publishing company where the abstract for the book has been drawn from.
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Dining with Canadian Railways : Volume I - Canadian Pacific chinaware

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue19845
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2018
Author
Smith, Will
Publisher
[Nanaimo, British Columbia], Canada : David William (Will) Smith and Ralph Beaumont
Call Number
08.5 Sm5d
  1 website  
Author
Smith, Will
Responsibility
Will Smith
Publisher
[Nanaimo, British Columbia], Canada : David William (Will) Smith and Ralph Beaumont
Published Date
2018
Physical Description
[248 pages] : illustrations (some colour), map
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Railways
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Canadian Pacific Railway Hotels
Restaurants
Travel
Canada
Industry
History
History-Canada
Hotels
Abstract
Pertains to the chinaware used by the Canadian Pacific Railway on affiliated trains, steamships, hotels, restaurants, airlines with focus on history and specific patterns used on ceramics
Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1 - Scope and arrangement of book
Chapter 2 - Research sources
Chapter 3 - Railway
Chapter 4 - Steamships
Chapter 5 - Hotels, resorts and restaurants
Chapter 6 - Airline
Chapter 7 - The evolution of CPR's chinaware logos
Chapter 8 - The scope of chinaware and its movement withing CPR's operations
Chapter 9 - Where did al that chinaware go?
Chapter 10 - Souvenir chinaware
Chapter 11 - Fakes and reproductions
Chapter 12 - Market value
Chapter 13 - Interpreting the individual pattern listing
Chapter 14 - Railway, steamship, hotel and restaurant patterns
Chapter 15 - Affiliated Dominion Atlantic & Quebec Central patterns
Chapter 16 - Airline patterns
Appendix A - Manufacturers and their abbreviation codes
Appendix B - Patterns by manufacturer
Appendix C - Patterns by decade of introduction
Appendix D - Patterns by CPR operations
Appendix E - Hotels, resorts, bungalow camps and rest/tea houses by province
Appendix F - Railway station restaurants by province: 1892, 1907, 1920 & 1956
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index
ISBN
9781999382100
Accession Number
2019.27
Call Number
08.5 Sm5d
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Credit Valley Railway Company Ltd. distributes publication
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Rails over the mountains : exploring the railway heritage of Canada's western mountains

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue25285
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2016
Author
Brown, Ron
Publisher
Toronto : Dundurn
Call Number
08.3 B78r
  1 website  
Author
Brown, Ron
Responsibility
Ron Brown
Publisher
Toronto : Dundurn
Published Date
2016
Physical Description
156 pages : illustrations
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Railways
History
History of Alberta
History-Canada
Rocky Mountains
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Canadian Pacific Railway Hotels
Abstract
Ride the rails through Canada’s western mountains to explore the many vestiges of the region’s spectacular and surprising railway heritage. Here is where grand railway hotels were built to attract tourists to the West’s beautiful scenery and bring profit to the railway lines as well. Rustic stations added to the allure. The challenges of conquering the mountains resulted in some of Canada’s most ingenious feats of engineering, such as spiral tunnels and soaring trestles (one of which was featured in The Amazing Race Canada). Relive the days of rail on a steam train, the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, or one of VIA Rail’s mountain journeys. Outdoor enthusiasts can follow the abandoned roadbeds of Canada’s more spectacular rail trails, like the legendary Kettle Valley Railway. Also included are some of Canada’s most extensive railway museums, which have helped to bring this vanished era back to life. (From publisher's website)
Contents
The rails arrive -- Conquering the mountains : the tunnels and bridges -- The faces of the railways : the heritage railway stations -- Life on the line : the railway towns -- The dream castles : western Canada's railway hotels -- Railway structures : a forgotten heritage -- Celebrating the heritage : the railway museums -- The rail trails -- All aboard.
ISBN
9781459733596
Accession Number
P2020.07
Call Number
08.3 B78r
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Publisher's website
Websites
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Tied to the rails : Jasper's railway connection

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue19804
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2013
Author
Covey, Bob
Publisher
Jasper, Alberta : Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives
Call Number
08.5 C11t copy 1
08.5 C11t copy 2
  1 website  
Author
Covey, Bob
Responsibility
Bob Covey
Publisher
Jasper, Alberta : Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives
Published Date
2013
Physical Description
99 pages : illustrated with photographs ; 19 cm
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Railway routes
Railway stations
Railways
Jasper
Jasper townsite
Jasper Station
History
Abstract
Pertains to the history of the railway as it relates to Jasper National Park.
Contents
Author's note
Acknowledgements
Yellowhead Pass National Historic Site
Preface
Mountain torrents
Ahead of its time
Stake out
Following the fur trade
Fly camps and locations scouts
"An exceptional opportunity which no wise man will overlook"
Ahead of the track : wagon trails and tote roads
Life on the line : a hard advance
Whisky skirts
Frozen freighting
Camplife
Station to station
GTP & CNoR station sites and flag stops
A isolated national park
Grand schemes and dissolved dreams
A frame of a town
Territorial tendancies
Larger forces at work
Nationalization
Canvas tents and increased rents
Luxury in the wilderness
Resident relocation, station configuration
Smooth as silk
Jasper royaly - teh Beanerie Queens
Four wheeled future
Downsizing
A lineage of commitment
The Canoe River train wreck
Jasper railway timeline
Bibliography
Index
Image reproduction information
ISBN
978-1-77084-379-0
Accession Number
P2019-24
P2020.07
Call Number
08.5 C11t copy 1
08.5 C11t copy 2
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Article pertaining to book
Websites
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The history of Jasper

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue14576
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2012
Author
Power, Meghan
Publisher
Banff, Alta. : Summerthought Publishing
Call Number
08.3 P87h
Author
Power, Meghan
Responsibility
Meghan, Power
Publisher
Banff, Alta. : Summerthought Publishing
Published Date
2012
Physical Description
188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Series
Canadian Rockies history : the series
Subjects
Jasper
Jasper National Park
Railways
Tourism
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN
9781926983004
Accession Number
2015.8524
Call Number
08.3 P87h
Collection
Archives Library
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Alberta centennial 1905-2005

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue12810
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2005
Publisher
Government of Alberta; Sun Media corporation
Call Number
08.2 Al1c Pam oversize
Responsibility
with a message from the Premier of Alberta, Ralph Klein
Publisher
Government of Alberta; Sun Media corporation
Published Date
2005
Physical Description
68p. : ill
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Aviation
Bedaux Expedition
Crime
Film making
Immigration
Indians
Medicine
Meteorology
Place names
Politics
Railways
Sports
Notes
Magazine supplement to Banff Crag and Canyon newspaper with articles pertaining to the history of Alberta
Call Number
08.2 Al1c Pam oversize
Collection
Archives Library
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Triumph and tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue13552
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2005
Publisher
Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House
Call Number
08.3 C88wi
Responsibility
edited by Diana Wilson
Publisher
Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House
Published Date
2005
Physical Description
168 p. : ill., map, ports
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Mining
Railways
Notes
Partial contents: Railroad through the Crowsnest / Diana Wilson; The Frank Slide / Frank Anderson; Hillcrest Mine Disaster / Frank Anderson; Fernie: city under a curse / Elsie Turnbull
Accession Number
40500 08-02-01
Call Number
08.3 C88wi
Collection
Archives Library
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Medium
Library - Moving image (includes film and digital video - published)
Published Date
2004
Publisher
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Call Number
06.3 Si3 DVD
  1 website  
Responsibility
Arthur Hiller (director)
Colin Higgins (writer)
Gene Wilder (actor)
Richard Pryor (actor)
Jill Clayburgh (actor)
Publisher
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Published Date
2004
Physical Description
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color
Medium
Library - Moving image (includes film and digital video - published)
Subjects
Films
Film making
Railways
Morant, Nicholas
Abstract
In this wild comedy adventure, rail passenger George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) finds that a romantic escapade with a sultry secretary (Jill Clayburgh) puts him in the middle of a Hitchcockian murder plot. Leaping on and off the train, in and out of roomettes, bars, and dining cars, George teams up with an amiable small-time crook (Richard Pryor) to defy the murder's henchmen, FBI agents and a host of other outrageous characters (from back of DVD)
Notes
Still photography by Nicholas Morant
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1976
Accession Number
P2019-31
Call Number
06.3 Si3 DVD
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Silver Streak on IMDb
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