Series consists of records related to the operations of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, which was incorporated in 1881. The Chung Collection contains a wealth of unique materials related to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and details its extensive operations ranging from the construction of the transcontinental railway to the development of new divisions to the experiences of travellers on C.P.R. ships, trains, and planes. The records in this series include photographs, historical documents, books, maps, pamphlets, and artefacts, and include a number of very rare items such as Alfred Waddington's "Overland Route through British North America" (1868).
This series has been arranged into eight subseries: the Canadian Pacific Railway, C.P.R. Steamships, Travel and Tourism with the C.P.R., the British Columbia Coast Steamship Service, Artwork and images of the C.P.R., C.P.R. artefacts, Working for the C.P.R., and the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company.