Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0228 - Alex Price's Railway collection
ACU GBA C0228
Alex Price's Railway collection
- Copied 1967-1971 (originally created 1884-1910) (Creation)
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Extent and medium
2 cm of textual records. -- 6 photographs
Name of creator
Harold Alexander "Alex" Price, 1921-2015, was born and educated in Vancouver, British Columbia. He began working for the B.C. Electric Railway Company in 1940 but soon joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). After the Second World War he received an engineering degree from the University of British Columbia and joined the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), where he worked for 33 years. He was posted in a variety of places including Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia. He developed an interest in the history of the CPR and collected information about the railway for the remainder of his life. He and his wife Renee had four children.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Copied from Alex Price, 1967-1971.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of copies of letters from William Van Horne to Henry J. Cambie (1884-1886); notebook of Harry Abbott, CPR Pacific Superintendent re operations in British Columbia (1886-1889); photographs of construction of Shuswap and Okanagan branch near Armstrong (1892-1910) and views of locomotives in Lethbridge and Kamloops (1885-1903).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but the photos have been digitized.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Friday, March 20, 2015