Fonds consists of administrative records, including time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division and an engineer trip ticket booklet related to the GTP Railway station in Smithers, B.C. Records also include blueprints of the interior of the Smithers Stati…
Construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway commenced in 1905, under the direction of Charles Melville Hay. The present site of Prince Rupert was selected as the Pacific terminal and the community to be known as Smithers was made a station on the line. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was taken over by the federal government in 1919 and eventually became a part of the Canadian National Railways system.
Records from accession no. 1971.35 were donated to the Archives on August 10, 1971 by the GTP Roundhouse. Records from accession no. 1981.41 were donated by Joe McDonald on August 4, 1981. Records from accession no. 2017.6 were originally donated on September 27, 2013 by Shane Westle.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of administrative records, including time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division and an engineer trip ticket booklet related to the GTP Railway station in Smithers, B.C. Records also include blueprints of the interior of the Smithers Station, as well as the exterior.
Records were rearranged intellectually in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Series #3 added by SK and WC October 2003.
Series #4 added by SK, JY and WC November 1, 2003.
November 2016: Prince Rupert Terminus of the GTP book cover (1988.19) has been transferred to the Prince Rupert Archives.
Written on back: "Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad Crew 1908-10 outside bunkhouse. Probably near Bateman Landing. Dogs of Dr. W.P. Johns - need to pack medical supplies to crew\
Taken from original photos of Dr. W.P. Johns"
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."