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Railway Department PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ANNUAL REPORT Year ended December 31st 1946 British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1947

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 Railway Department
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
ANNUAL REPORT
Year ended December 31 st
1946
PRINTED  By
AUTHORITY   OF  THE  LEGISLATIVE  ASSEMBLY.
VICTORIA,   B.C. :
Printed by Dox McDiabmid, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1947.  To His Honour Charles Arthur Banks,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it Please Your Honour:
I have the honour to present herewith the Annual Report of the operations and
activities of the Railway Department for the year ended December 31st, 1946, with
Appendices.
L. H. EYRES,
Minister of Railways.
Victoria, B.C., February 14th, 1947- Victoria, B.C., December 31st, 1946.
The Honourable L. H. Eyres,
Minister of Railways, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I beg to submit herewith the Twenty-ninth Annual Report of the Railway
Department, covering the year 1946, together with Appendices:
Your obedient servant,
J. M. STEWART,
Deputy Minister and Chief Engineer. REPORT OF THE RAILWAY DEPARTMENT.
The Department has supervision of all railways subject to the Provincial Statutes.
The staff of the Department as of December 31st, 1946, consisted of Deputy
Minister and Chief Engineer, Chief Inspector, Inspecting Engineer, two Inspectors,
and two stenographers.
The railways supervised by the Department include common carriers, industrial
railways, and electric interurban and street railways.
The Railway Department has, during this past year, been more active both in the
civil engineering branch and in the mechanical than it has been in the past twenty-five
years. Efforts have been made to modernize and bring up to date the rules and regulations made pursuant to the " Railway Act " in order that all known suitable safety rules
may be applied and the number of accidents minimized.
The civil engineering branch has had the supervision and carrying out of surveys
looking toward the extension of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway north to the Peace
River District.
In the industrial field, and particularly in logging, truck-roads are taking the place
of railway spurs and in a few instances of main lines, but where the long haul prevails
railways hold their own. Among the larger companies the tendency is towards the use
of heavier power.
The new boiler code embraces the best boiler construction practices in Canada and
the United States so that greater advantages can be derived from the modern engineering methods practised today by the larger and more progressive locomotive and boiler
manufacturers. One section of the new boiler code deals with the latest methods of
fusion welding and the inspection of all-welded boilers and pressure-vessels by the
X-ray process, while another section deals exclusively with the design of railway locomotive boilers and permits the manufacture of all-welded locomotive boilers under the
control of strict Government inspection.
The Boiler Code Committee included the Chief Inspector and Inspectors of this
Department together with Inspectors appointed under the " Boiler Inspection Act,"
including the Chief Inspector.
In preparing the new boiler code the committee endeavoured to establish a uniformity of rules and regulations between the various Provincial Departments concerned.
While advantage may be taken of the most up-to-date construction under this code, at
the same time the rules have been made sufficiently flexible to make due allowances for
boilers constructed under previous or other rulings in order that existing equipment
will not be unduly penalized and at the same time be safe for operation.
New regulations were prepared covering locomotive cranes and the regulations for
locomotives were revised during the year.
COMMON CARRIERS.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
Proposed Northern Extension.
Surveys for the proposed northern extension of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway
were carried out under the supervision of the Department. Four survey parties were
placed in the field between Prince George, Hudson Hope, and Dawson Creek in June and
were withdrawn December 15th, having completed the main part of the survey with the
exception of a small gap between East Pine and Dawson Creek.
Difficulties of obtaining trained personnel, supplies, and equipment slowed up the
progress of the survey but valuable information was obtained.
5 LL 6 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Operation—General Manager's Report.
The following remarks by the General Manager are incorporated in this report:—
" Maintenance of Way.—No serious delays or obstructions were encountered during
1946. Traffic moved without serious interruption throughout the year. Owing to the
serious and continued labour shortage, it has not as yet been possible to undertake any
part of the increasing deferred maintenance programme. It was feasible only to undertake those items and duties having a direct bearing on the maintenance of the track
structures in a safe operating condition to permit the movement of freight and passenger traffic over the railway. The repairs to buildings, bridges, and other structures
come under this same category.
" Maintenance of Equipment.—The mechanical department, under whose jurisdiction repairs to all locomotives, freight and passenger cars are performed, has been
greatly overtaxed in its constant and consistent endeavours to maintain the equipment
in condition to give service to the continually increasing traffic. The urgency of securing additional new equipment is becoming more vital to the economy of operation and
transportation, and also to replace worn-out and obsolete equipment. Real economies
in this Department cannot be sustained under present conditions.
" Operation.—The lack of sufficient and suitable locomotives and cars puts a great
burden on this department in both labour and equipment, and places the transportation
of both freight and passengers offered to the railway in a not too satisfactory situation. The increase in all branches of traffic has been very material and has exceeded
expectations. Its nature has all the earmarks of permanency. The tourists who travelled over the railway during the holiday season of 1946 were consistently very enthusiastic in their comments. Expressed satisfaction of this nature is known to be the
most effective type of advertising. Forest products continue to hold first place in
volume of freight traffic. Especially encouraging is the movement of pulp-wood, cedar
poles, Cottonwood and fir logs for plywood manufacture for the local markets. The export lumber, ties, and pit-props may be expected to decrease gradually as the European
countries restore their industries to a pre-war status. Agriculture in the Lillooet and
Pemberton districts should expand to offset the possible traffic losses in export. A forecast into the immediate future appears to warrant continued optimism for the railway.
"W. H. Tobey,
General Manager."
Inspecting Engineer's Report.
" I have to report that the properties of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company coming under my jurisdiction have been inspected. Such inspection included an
examination of all the items enumerated in subsection (2) of section 177 of the ' Railway Act,' excepting power (locomotives) rolling-stock and the electric power, light, and
water services at Squamish, Lillooet, and Williams Lake, and I beg to report as
follows:—
"All the properties and plants of this railway, including buildings, track, track
structures, drainage, road-bed, fences and right-of-way, are, taking into consideration
the speed of trains and the increase in traffic, in a fair condition and fulfil the requirements necessary for the safe operation of traffic.
" The volume of traffic has continued to materially increase during the year, and
the track and bridges and buildings still remain far below those required to maintain
the railway's facilities at the proper standard set in the pre-war regime.
" However, the vitally urgent and necessary repairs to structures have been made
to fulfill the requirements of safety to train operation. RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1946. LL 7
" Constant and consistent attention has been exercised in the maintenance of all
items pertaining to the safety of the track and structures.
"D. 0. Lewis,
Inspecting Engineer."
INDUSTRIAL RAILWAYS.
Industrial railways continue to operate at full capacity. Many of the companies
operating railways have changed hands or have been merged under the management
of other companies.
During the war years companies were handicapped by a shortage of materials and
competent mechanics as well as an extra pressure of work. Due to these conditions
much of the motive equipment required heavy repairs during 1946 in order to keep it in
a condition safe to operate. Most of this work was done at the companies' shops, which
necessitated extra travelling for the Inspectors in order that they could supervise the
work.
LOCOMOTIVE CRANES.
Inspections of boilers and safety appliances in shipyards and other industrial plants
are continued where cranes and other mobile plants operate on track.
STREET-RAILWAYS.
British Columbia Electric Railway.
The passenger traffic of the railway has continued to increase in volume even over
last year which was the heaviest on record. This has placed excessive strain on the
equipment.
The Department acknowledges the co-operation of the railway company in safety
measures. The rules and regulations governing city street-car equipment and operation were revised and reprinted.
FOREST FIRE PROTECTION.
Inspections of fire-prevention equipment were made on locomotives of all railways,
including those subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Transport Commissioners
for Canada, this being a requirement of the Forest Service of the Department of Lands
and Forests.
Tests of coal continued and a certain amount of technical research was made regarding the elimination of spark emission on coal-burning locomotives operating in the
East Kootenay District. New designs of front-end and ash-pan arrangements as well
as centrifugal spark-arresters were tested under operating conditions by an Inspector
from this Department. These tests were carried out in collaboration with Inspectors
from the Board of Transport Commissioners at Ottawa and it is felt the results of these
tests will lead to a better control of spark elimination on coal-burning locomotives with
a consequent reduction of forest fires along the right-of-way.
ACTIVITIES OF INSPECTORS.
1. Inspection of locomotives on industrial railways, including testing of boilers,
brakes, etc., and checking all plans and specifications in connection with same.
2. Inspection of all rolling-stock and equipment on all Provincial railways.
3. Inspection of all locomotive cranes and equipment where operated on track.
4. Inspection of locomotives and equipment of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway
Company.
5. Investigation of accidents. LL 8 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
6. Supervision of reconstruction of locomotives.
7. Inspection of all locomotives (including C.P.R., E. & N., C.N.R., G.N.R.) in the
Province in regard to forest-protection.
8. Conducting examinations for locomotive engineers, conductors, and power-car
operators.
9. Inspection of cars and equipment of the British Columbia Electric Railway
Company and the Nelson street-railway and administering the regulations made pursuant to the " Railway Act" in regard to operation. Checking schedules and overcrowding of cars.
10. Inspection of tracks and structures on all Provincial railways.
EQUIPMENT INSPECTION BRANCH.
Chief Inspector's Report.
" The work of this branch has continued to increase during the past year and the
Inspectors have been fully occupied.
" Six second-hand locomotives and two steam locomotive cranes were imported
from the United States during the year. These required rebuilding and reconditioning,
which work was also supervised by the Inspectors.
"A new Diesel electric locomotive was imported by the Morrissey, Fernie & Michel
Railway. This was inspected and tested and a set of regulations drafted covering the
operation and certification of internal-combustion locomotives and their engineers.
"A system of annually certifying power rail-cars and small gas locomotives was
instituted. This required the inspection of all the equipment involved in order that
certificates could be issued. Operators for this type of equipment were scarce, and
while many men were examined others required instruction so that they could operate
under supervision until they were eligible to be examined. Considerable time was
spent on the supervision of the building of power rail-cars so that they would be in
accordance with the regulations. One car with a capacity of eighty passengers was
constructed under departmental supervision.
" Rolling-stock inspection report forms were drafted and printed to be filled out by
the Inspectors on inspecting street-cars and all types of rolling-stock, a copy of the
report of defective equipment being forwarded to the chief officer of the company
concerned.
" During the year all railways, bridges, equipment, and operations were inspected,
attention being paid to the improvement of the dispatch systems now in operation. A
special inspection was made of all logging-railways in collaboration with the Workmen's
Compensation Board during the latter part of the year, and also a special inspection
was made of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company's equipment at Squamish.
" Booklets were prepared and printed to prepare locomotive engineers, locomotive
crane engineers, conductors, and power-car operators for examination, and a greater
number of applicants have taken the examination, which is now both oral and written.
A new examination and certificate was brought out covering steam locomotive crane
engineers.    Six men passed the examination and certificates were issued to them.
" The operation of the British Columbia Electric Railway required attention during
the year as to the application of the new regulations and the investigation of accidents.
" Following is a report of the inspection-work performed during the year 1946:—
Hydrostatic tests applied to boilers     166
Internal and external inspections of boilers       30
Internal-combustion locomotives inspected       10
Internal-combustion locomotive certificates issued        4
Railway power-cars inspected       65 RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1946.
LL 9
Railway power-car certificates issued
Locomotive engineers examined	
Certificates issued to locomotive engineers
Conductors examined  	
Certificates issued to conductors	
Power-car operators examined	
Permits issued to power-car operators	
Locomotive crane engineers examined	
Certificates issued to locomotive crane engineers	
Number of cars inspected on industrial railways	
Number of locomotives inspected other than hydrostatic tests .
Number of street and interurban cars inspected	
Accidents investigated on industrial railways	
Fatal accidents on industrial railways	
Accidents investigated on common carrier railways	
Fatal accidents on common carrier railways	
Accidents investigated on B.C. Electric Railway	
Fatal accidents on B.C. Electric Railway	
Boiler designs approved by the Department	
Air reservoir designs approved by the Department	
Retainer valve design approved by the Department	
Inspections made of locomotive fire-protective appliances on
industrial railways  	
Inspections made of fire-protective appliances on locomotives of
C.P.R., C.N.R., G.N.R., E. & N. Railway, and National Harbours Board for Board of Transport Commissioners	
22
8
7
6
6
11
10
6
6
1,220
115
185
5
2
2
2
20
13
9
3
1
24
546
" R. E. Swanson,
Chief Inspector."
LIST OF APPENDICES.
A list of Executive Council certificates issued is given in Appendix A.
Accidents on railways under Provincial jurisdiction are shown in Appendix B.
Industrial railways operating during the year are shown in Appendix C.
A list of locomotive cranes in industrial plants inspected by the Department is
shown in Appendix D.
A summary of the mileage of all railways operating in the Province is shown in
Appendix E. LL 10 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDICES.
APPENDIX A.
Certificates issued under the Provisions of the " Railway Act."
Certificate No.
Appointing R. E. Swanson and J. H. Carmichael pursuant to section 210
of the " Railway Act" to investigate the circumstances connected
with any accident or casualty to life  713
Amending the rules and regulations, Part 3, made pursuant to the
" Railway Act "     714
Granting the B.C. Electric Railway Company, Limited, leave to construct a spur track in the Municipality of Burnaby  715
Approving rules and regulations governing the operation of tramways,
interurban and street railways  716
Declaring that the provisions of section 4 of the " Railway Act" shall
apply to certain companies named in regard to their locomotive
cranes      717
Approving the form and contents of the bill of lading to be used by the
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company for goods  718
Approving  general  location  of  logging-railway  of the   Hemmingsen-
Cameron ' Company, Limited  719
Approving the form and contents of express bill of lading to be used
by the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company for goods  720
Approving the amendment to rules and regulations, Part 6, pursuant
to section 287 of the " Railway Act "  721
Granting leave to the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the
District of Matsqui to construct a grade highway crossing over
the track of the Vancouver Power Company, Limited  722
Granting the B.C. Electric Railway Company, Limited, leave to construct a spur track in the Municipality of Burnaby   723
Granting the B.C. Electric Railway Company, Limited, leave to construct a spur track in the Municipality of Burnaby  724
Approving Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company's freight tariff on
automobiles, etc., between Lillooet and Shalalth  725
APPENDIX B.
Accident Report.
British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Ltd.— injured.        Killed.
Passengers   163              2
Employees      1
Other persons   31            13
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company—
Passengers   	
Employees    43              1
Other persons     1
Industrial railways—
Employees    6              1
Other persons   1              1
Locomotive cranes—
Employees  	
Totals   244 20 RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1946.
LL 11
APPENDIX B.
Accident Report, 1946.
Persons injured.
Result.
Cause.
B.C. Electric Railway Co
1 car-passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger ,
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
I passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 car-passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 cyclist	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
Injury to lower back, hip, and coccyx
Bruised back	
Injury to knee and ankle	
In jury to lumbar region	
Sprained ankle	
Injury to head and eye	
Severe cuts on face	
Lower back strained	
Badly bruised	
Cracked vertebrae	
Two fractured ribs, injured forearm..
Injury to back, hip, and hand	
Injury to left shoulder	
Fatal	
Injury to lumbar vertebras	
Injury to back	
Injury to right shoulder	
Injury to lower leg and thigh	
Injury to left shoulder and back	
Minor injuries _	
Tibia wound and bruises	
Bruised, shock	
Broken vertebras	
Injury to knee and back	
Fractured foot	
Injury to head	
Injury to foot and ankle	
Injury to chest and knee	
Bruised shoulder and back	
Injury to forearm, elbow, and shin	
Fractured ribs	
Pelvic break, shock	
Injury to back	
Severe headaches, back injuries	
Fractured rib	
Injured nerves, lumbar region	
Injury to back and arm	
General bruises and shock	
Fractured skull	
Generally bruised	
Head concussion	
Injury to eye, cuts to head	
Injury to back and head	
Injury to neck, back, and head	
Three broken ribs	
Strained muscles	
Injury to lower dorsal region	
Fractured skull and punctured ear
drum	
Injury to spine and neck	
Injury to elbow and shoulder	
Injury to shoulder	
Fractured vertebrae	
Injury to lumbo-sacral region	
Injury to back	
Injury to right shoulder	
Injury to right knee joint	
Injury to neck	
Injury to knee and head	
Injury to neck and head	
Fractured rib	
Bruised and cut leg	
Street-car struck auto.
Fell alighting.
Struck by door of street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell boarding.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Street-car collision.
Struck alighting.
Fell in rear vestibule.
Street-car collision.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Truck struck by train.
Fell alighting.
Struck by street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Knocked down by motorman.
Fell boarding.
Fell in street-car.
Street-car started while alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Street-car and pole-truck collided.
Auto and tram collided.
Auto and tram collided.
Street-car started while alighting.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Fell alighting.
Struck by street-car.
Derailment.
Derailment.
Derailment.
Auto and train collided.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Struck by street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fire on street-car. LL 12
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDIX B—Continued.
Accident Report, 1946—Continued.
Persons injured.
Result.
B.C. Electric Railway Co.—Cont.
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 trackman	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger ,
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 boy	
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1  car-passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1  pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
* passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1  car-driver	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
Injury to right leg	
Fractured pelvis bone	
Injury to head, eye, and chest	
Three broken ribs, broken leg	
Concussion	
Head and chest injury	
Injury to elbow and vertebra.	
Injury to face by glass	
Cuts on temple, hand bruised	
Fatal	
Fatal	
Injury to ankle and knee	
Injury to back and leg	
Injury to cervical vertebra?	
Injury to back, elbow, and wrist-
Injury to shoulder and arm	
Fractured back	
Injury to back	
Injury to back	
Injury to cervical vertebras	
Mild concussion	
Bruised right knee	
Fatal	
Fractured right ankle	
Broken hip	
Injury to head	
Injury to right hand	
Injury to leg and back	
Injury to ankle joint	
Bruised scalp, back, and legs	
Dizziness, injury to shoulders	
Injury to neck and back	
Injury to right shoulder	
Injury to left shoulder ,	
Injury to right ankle	
Injury to back, ankle, and finger..
Injury to back, elbow bruises	
Injury to Iumbo-sacral region	
Injury to scalp and hip region	
Fractured ribs	
Bruised arm, blood clot	
Injury to lower back, shoulder	
Injured coccyx	
Injury to right side	
Injured leg	
Injury to right leg	
Broken ribs, injury to knee	
Injury to ankle	
Injury to head	
Broken ankle	
Fatal	
Fractured skull	
Broken wrist	
Injury to head	
Broken leg	
Loosened coccyx	
Injury to scalp	
Fatal	
Broken leg	
Injury to shoulder and back	
Fractured rib	
Bruised lower back, coccyx	
Fire on street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Taxi and street-car collided.
Taxi and street-car collided.
Taxi and street-car collided.
Taxi and street-car collided.
Fell alighting.
Street-car struck signal arm on bridge.
Street-car struck signal arm on bridge.
Struck by street-car.
Speeder and train collided.
Street-car caught fire.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Street-car collision.
Injured while boarding.
Street-car derailment.
Street-car derailment.
Street-car derailment.
Street-car derailment.
Street-car collision.
Hit by street-car.
Struck by train.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Injured in street-car.
Fcot caught in door, broke glass.
Injured boarding.
Injured boarding.
Derailment.
Derailment.
Derailment.
Derailment.
Derailment.
Derailment.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Struck by rear of street-car.
Fell boarding.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell boarding.
Fell alighting.
Street-car split switch.
Struck by street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Street-car started while boarding.
Fell boarding.
Struck by street-car.
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting. RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1946.
LL 13
APPENDIX B—Continued.
Accident Report, 1946—Continued.
Persons injured.
Result.
B.C. Electric Railway Co.—Cont
I passenger....	
I passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 pedestrian	
1 car-driver	
1 car-driver	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 car-passenger	
I pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
Broken pelvis	
Buckled pelvis	
Cut forehead and bruised lip	
Fatal	
Injuries to chest	
Dislocated shoulder	
Bladder condition	
Fractured breast-bone	
Injury to left shoulder	
Colles fracture of ulna and radius...
Injured hip and knee	
Injury to back and knee	
Bruised and shaken	
Minor injuries	
Injury to lumbar vertebras	
Minor injuries	
Minor injuries	
Injury to right shoulder	
Fatal	
Injury to arm	
Injury to left sacroiliac joint	
Injury to lower back and hip	
Broken collar-bone	
Injury to sacroiliac joints	
Injury to lower back, ankles	
Fractured collar-bone	
Fractured right ankle and back
injuries	
Broken arm	
Broken wrist, general bruises	
Injury to right elbow	
Injury to back, left leg and knee	
Injury to head, neck, shoulder, and
hand	
Injury to knee and dorsal spine	
Broken coccyx	
Injury to arm and shoulder	
Injury to right knee	
Injury to forehead	
Injury to head, shock	
Injury to arm	
Injury to chest	
Fatal	
Injury to head	
Injury to head and shoulder	
Severe injuries to head	
Strained neck muscles	
Broken hip and elbow	
Fatal	
Injury to shoulder and back	
Injury to right temple	
Fatal	
Injury to right fibula	
Injury to cervical vertebras	
Injury to back and knee	
Injury to coccyx	
Fatal	
Fractured sacrum	
Injury to shoulder and ankle	
Injury to lower sacrum	
Injury to lower back	
Injury to head, chest, and fingers...
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Struck by street-car.
Auto and train collided.
Auto and train collided.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by train.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Struck by street-car.
Coat caught in door while alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell boarding.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Street-cars collided.
Street-cars collided.
Street-cars collided.
Street-cars collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Struck by street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Street-cars collided
Fell boarding.
Struck by street-car.
Fell alighting.
Auto and train collided.
Struck by street-car.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Injured boarding street-car.
Fell alighting.
Struck by street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell boarding.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in streetcar.
Struck by street-car. LL 14
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDIX B—Continued.
Accident Report, 1946—Continued.
Persons injured.
Result.
Cause.
B.C. Electric Railway Co.—Cont,
1 passenger ....
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
I passenger	
1 passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 passenger	
1 car-passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 child	
1 passenger	
1  pedestrian	
1 car-driver	
1 car-passenger	
1  car-passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 car-driver	
1 pedestrian	
1  child	
Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
1 trainman	
1 sectionman	
1 sectionman	
1  engineer.	
1 trainman	
1 trainman	
1 trainman	
1  conductor	
1  sectionman	
1 deck-hand	
1 carman	
1  sectionman	
1  watchman	
1  sectionman	
1 deck-hand	
1 machinist	
1 fireman	
1 boiler-maker	
1 sectionman ,	
1 sectionman	
1 sectionman	
1 bridgeman	
1 sectionman	
1 topographer	
1 sectionman	
1  sectionman	
1  bridgeman	
1 surveyor.	
1 seaman	
1  axeman	
1 car-inspector	
1 labourer.	
Injury to back	
Injury to ankle	
Injury to arm	
Fractured ribs ,	
Injury to lower dorsal spine.	
Injury to lower back and leg	
Injury to ankle	
Injury to back	
Injury to side and knee	
Injury to chest and leg	
Injury to shoulder	
Injury to ankle	
Slight cut on forehead	
Bent tip of coccyx forward	
Fractured rib	
Sprained back	
Fractured base of skull	
Fractured pelvis	
Cut on back of shoulder	
Fatal	
Fractured ankle	
Possible fractured nose	
Fractured right wrist	
Fatal	
Slight cut over left side of head..
Fatal	
Fatal	
Bruised chest	
Fatal	
Bruised shoulder	
Injured knee	
Crushed two fingers	
Sprained knee	
Fractured wrist	
Fractured wrist	
Splinter at base of thumb ,
Sprained ankle	
Sprained back	
Crushed thumb and two fingers..
Head abrasions	
Strained side	
Broken leg	
Injured ankle	
Arch in foot injured	
Injured face	
Sprained back	
Lacerated fingers	
Cut ankle	
Strained back	
Came in contact with poison ivy.
Wrenched knee	
Jammed foot, sprained ankle	
Punctured foot	
Injured fingers	
Cut thumb	
Cut two fingers	
Cut tendon in toe	
Injured back	
Jammed finger	
Fell in street-car.
Street-car and train collided.
Street-car and train collided.
Fell in street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell boarding.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell boarding.
Fell alighting.
Street-car and auto collided.
Fell in streetcar.
Auto and street-car collided.
Braced self to avoid falling in street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Ran in front of street-car.
Fell against window of street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-ear collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Struck by street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Struck by street-car.
Ran into side of street-car.
Fell across coupler.
Derailment.
Jumped from gas-car when derailed.
Knee caught between lever and seat.
Removing dumping-arm from car.
Alighting, slipped on loose rock.
Slipped and fell on wrist.
Thrown against door.
Unloading ties.
Slipped when mooring.
Slipped lifting draw-bar.
Loading ties.
Struck by motor while walking track.
Lifting ties, lost balance.
Handle of winch released suddenly.
Chain slipped when applying main rod to
locomotive.
When breaking coal, bar slipped.
Walking past forge, struck with hot flue.
Unloading rails, lost balance.
Spiking with maul.
Axe slipped when cutting trees.
Lifting timbers.
Putting in ties.
Lost footing.
Pulling out old tree.
Struck foot with pick.
Driving piles.
Fell on axe.
Moving barge.
Cutting trees, axe slipped.
Fell locking stock-car door.
Loading ties. RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1946.
LL 15
APPENDIX B—Continued.
Accident Report, 1946—Continued.
Persons injured.
Result.
Cause.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway—
Continued.
1  sectionman	
1 labourer	
1  sectionman	
1 sectionman	
1 sectionman	
1 axeman	
1 machinist _	
1 sectionman	
1 bridgeman	
1  seaman	
1  sectionman	
1  carman	
1 pedestrian	
Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd.
1 employee	
Britannia Mining & Smelting Co.,
Ltd.
1 child	
Alberni Pacific Lumber Co., Ltd.
4 employees	
1 car-driver	
Comox Logging & Railway Co.
1 employee	
1 employee	
Bruised toe	
Foreign substance in eye	
Rock hit eye	
Bruised arm and leg	
Came in contact with poison ivy	
Strained back	
Bruised foot	
Hurt groin	
Sprained wrist	
Sprained shoulder	
Bruised hip	
Wrenched back	
Fatal	
Fatal	
Fatal	
Minor scratches	
Fractured collar bone, ribs, and left
leg..	
Fractured skull	
Fractured wrist	
Fell unloading ties.
Digging gravel.
Renewing ties.
Clearing slide.
Cutting brush.
Unloading from truck.
Taking down rod from engine.
Carrying switch-point.
Head broke off spike when removing spikes.
Putting spike through cable.
When changing switch, slipped and fell.
Track slipped out of hand.
Struck by train.
Explosion of pressure-tank.
Ran in front of train.
Broken rail derailed speeder.
Auto collided with train at highway crossing.
Speeder collided with locomotive.
Speeder collided with locomotive.
APPENDIX C.
List of Railways and Summary of Mileage.
Industrial Railways.
Operating.
Mileage.
1. Alberni Pacific Lumber Company, Ltd	
2. Arrowhead Wood Preservers, Ltd	
3. B. & D. Logging Company	
4. Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd	
5. Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd	
6. Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd	
7. Britannia Mining & Smelting Company, Ltd..	
8. Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd	
9. Canadian Forest Products, Ltd	
10. Comox Logging & Railway Company	
11. Comox Logging & Railway Company	
12. Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company, Ltd	
13. Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company, Ltd	
14. Crows Nest Pass Coal Company, Ltd	
15. Deep Bay Logging Company (suspended temporarily)
16. Deeks Sand & Gravel Company, Ltd	
17. Dominion Tar & Chemical Company, Ltd	
18. Elk River Timber Company, Ltd	
19. British Columbia Forest Products, Ltd	
20. British Columbia Forest Products, Ltd.	
21. British Columbia Forest Products, Ltd	
Port Alberni	
Revelstoke	
Hyde Creek, V.I	
Great Central	
Say ward	
Barclay District	
Britannia Beach	
Nanaimo	
Englewood	
Comox District	
Ladysmith	
Trail	
Kimberley	
Coal Creek, etc	
Fanny Bay	
Coquitlam	
New Westminster	
Campbell River	
Harris Creek	
Cowichan Lake District.
Port Renfrew	
75.0
1.0
1.5
18.0
50.0
51.5
7.1
13.8
46.5
26.0
38.6
20.0
24.9
9.7
8.5
2.2
6.0
72.0
21.5
39.0
32.0 LL 16
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDIX C—Continued.
List of Railways and Summary of Mileage—Continued.
Industrial Railways—Continued.
Name.
Operating.
Mileage.
17.5
10.0
8.5
4.6
5.0
5.0
34.7
13.9
53.5
4.5
32. Wellington Colliery Railway Company	
33.0
37.0
792.0
Common Carriers.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway	
Squamish Division, main line	
347.8
4.5
Yard track and sidings	
31.0
2.4
1.6
387.3
Tramways.
38.1
116.4
96.3
67.0
3 5
321.3
Summary of Railway Mileage.
Industrial railways 	
Common carriers 	
Tramways  (city) 	
Total, all lines.
Mileage.
792.0
550.6
158.0
1,500.6 RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1946. LL 17
APPENDIX D.
List of Cranes and Portable Equipment inspected by Department of Railways.
Alberni Pacific Lumber Company, Limited Crane No. 40929 B.C.
Crane No. D.R. 300.
Alberta Lumber Company, Limited Crane No. 42284 B.C.
Arrowhead Wood Preservers, Limited Crane No. D.R. 322.
Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Limited Crane No. 3843.
Crane No. 44666 B.C.
B.C. Cement Company, Limited Crane No. 21439 B.C.
B.C. Forest Products, Limited Crane No. D.R. 320.
Crane No. D.R. 319.
Crane No. 20742 B.C.
Rafting-machine No. 44213 B.C.
B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Limited Crane No. D.R. 304.
Burrard Drydock Company, Limited Crane No. 50514 B.C.
Crane No. 12370 B.C.
Crane No. 44386 B.C.
Crane No. 21532 B.C.
Crane No. 41298 B.C.
Crane No. D.R. 289.
Crane No. D.R. 293.
Crane No. D.R. 292.
Crane No. D.R. 299.
Gas-crane No. 4.
Canada Creosoting Company, Limited Crane No. 44441 B.C.
Canadian Collieries (D.), Limited Steam-shovel D.R. 301.
Canadian Forest Products, Limited Crane No. 43635 B.C.
Crane No. 43973 B.C.
Comox Logging __. Railway Company Unloader No. 43830 B.C.
Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company of
Canada, Limited Crane No. 12772 B.C.
Department of Public Works, Canada
(Nanaimo Assembly Wharf) Crane No. D.R. 306.
Dominion Bridge Company, Limited Crane No. 44129 B.C.
Crane No. 44317 B.C.
Elk River Timber Company, Limited Crane No. 21085 B.C.
Esquimalt Drydock Crane No. 22582 B.C.
Crane No. 44209 B.C.
Evans, Coleman & Evans Company, Limited... Crane No. D.R. 316.
Hillcrest Lumber Company, Limited Crane No. 40049 B.C.
Crane No. 44315 B.C.
■King, M. B., Lumber Company, Limited Crane No. 12430 B.C.
Mayo Lumber Company  (1943), Limited Crane No. D.R. 321.
Northern Construction Company, Limited Crane No. 12321 B.C.
Osborn Bay Wharf Company, Limited Crane No. 21526 B.C.
Pacific Coast Terminals Company, Limited Crane No. 44440 B.C.
Pacific Drydock Company, Limited Crane No. D.R. 295.
Crane No. D.R. 302.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company Pile-driver No. D.R. 312.
Ditcher No. D.R.P. 1.
Crane No. D.R.P. 8.
Crane No. 10761 B.C.
Pile-driver No. D.R. 326,
Pacific Pine Company, Limited Crane No. 44747 B.C.
Pacific Veneer Company, Limited Crane No. 42722 B.C.
Point Hope Shipyards, Limited Crane No. D.R. 315. LL 18
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDIX D—Continued.
List of Cranes and Portable Equipment inspected by Department of Railways-
Continued.
Powell River Company, Limited Crane No. 44893 B.C.
Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipyard Crane No. D.R. 309.
Robertson-Hackett Sawmill Company, Limited  Crane No. 44584 B.C.
Crane No. 12545 B.C.
Sooke Lake Lumber Company, Limited Crane No. 22632 B.C.
Timberland Lumber Company, Limited Crane No. 12368 B.C.
Timber Preservers, Limited Crane No. 43807 B.C.
Crane No..D.R. 288.
Vancouver Creosoting Company, Limited Crane No. D.R. 283.
Victoria Machinery Depot, Limited Crane No. D.R. 291.
Crane No. D.R. 305.
Western Bridge & Steel Fabricators, Limited. Crane No. D.R. 307.
Crane No. D.R. 308.
Crane No. D.R. 309.
Western Forest Industries, Limited Crane No. 41276 B.C.
Yarrows, Limited Crane No. 376.
Crane No. 22633 B.C.
APPENDIX E.
Mileage of all Railways operating in the Province.
Company.
Mainland.
Island.
Total.
Main
Line.
Sidings.
Main
Line.
Sidings.
Main
Line.
Sidings.
Under the jurisdiction of the Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada—
1,857.4
1,342.2
140.8
54.0
350.2
252.9
3.5
55.6
480.6
323.9
28.0
13.0
37.1
26.8
210.8
102.0
44.0
24.6
2,068.2
1,444.2
140.8
54.0
350.2
289.4
3.5
648.0
524.6
348.5
V.V. & E. Rly. (Great Northern)	
28.0
13.0
Under the jurisdiction of the Provincial Government—
37.1
36.5
1.6
28.4
33.4
592.4
110.6
144.0
Totals	
4,056.6
942.8
941.7
180.8
4,998.3
.   1,123.6
VICTORIA,   B.C. :
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1947.
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