Series - British Columbia Electric Railway Company Records

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British Columbia Electric Railway Company Records

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  • [ca. 1909-2004; predominant 1909-1958] (Creation)

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585 photographs and other materials

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The series consists of records gathered by Peter Moogk relating to the British Columbia Electric Railway Company’s (BCER) interurban train lines. These records were originally created by the BCER, its successor (BC Hydro and Power Authority), and various photographers between 1909 and 1989. Special areas of focus in Moogk’s collection include streetcars and city buses in the Lower Mainland, Victoria, and Saanich; BCER employees’ social events; and civic events in Victoria.
The series preserves Moogk’s original order, in which files contain materials grouped by subject and documentary form. Record types include photographs—primarily black and white copy prints, in addition to a limited number of colour photographs and postcards; original BCER documents, including union agreements, timetables, BCER employees’ publications such as newsletters and magazines, land registry forms, employment applications, accident reports, insurance records, tickets and passes, transit tokens, internal correspondence, signs and posters from inside streetcars; and a copy of a CJOR radio script about the BCER for the program Salute to Industry.

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As part of the 2018 accrual, 13 photos were added to this series. As part of the 2019 accrual, 4 signs and posters were added to this series.

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Includes the following photographs: RBSC-ARC-1759-PH-001 to RBSC-ARC-1759-PH-565, and RBSC-ARC-1759-PH-1573 to RBSC-ARC-1759-PH-1585.

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Series includes 585 photographs : b&w and col.; ca. 11 cm of textual records; 4 signs and posters; and 3 transit tokens

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Description created by Gillian Dunks in October 2016.
Description revised by James Goldie in April 2019.

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