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Railway Department PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ANNUAL REPORT Year ended December 31st 1947 British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1948

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 Railway Department
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
ANNUAL REPORT
Year ended December 31st
1947
VICTORIA,   B.C. :
Printed by Don McDubmid, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1948.  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, 1947, with
Appendices.
L. H. EYRES,
Minister of Railways.
Victoria, B.C., February 20th, 1948. Victoria, B.C., December 31st, 1947.
The Honourable L. H. Eyres,
Minister of Railways, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I beg to submit herewith the Thirtieth Annual Report of the  Railway
Department, covering the year 1947, 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, 1947, consisted of Deputy
Minister and Chief Engineer, Chief Inspector, two Inspectors, and a secretarial
stenographer—grade 2 and a senior clerk-stenographer.
The railways supervised by the Department include common carriers, industrial
railways, and electric interurban and street-railways.
The Civil Engineering Branch continued the survey of the proposed extension of
the Pacific Great Eastern Railway north" to the Peace River region. A description of
the work is included in this Report.
In the industrial field the Mechanical Branch of the Department extended their
inspections, especially of equipment. A more extensive programme of inspection of
equipment was instituted on the British Columbia Electric Railway.
Other activities are described in the several sections of this Report.
COMMON CARRIERS.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
Proposed Northern Extension.
Surveys for the proposed northern extension of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway
were continued under the supervision of the Department. Two survey parties were
placed in the field—season of 1947—one between Quesnel and the Fraser River crossing
north of Prince George, and another between Dawson Creek and East Pine, also from
Centurion Junction through Fort St. John to Beatton River crossing.
Better progress was made than during the 1946 season; personnel had been
trained, supplies were obtainable, and trucks and wagons used instead of pack-horses
and boats.
The following is a summary of the 1946-47 field and office work:—
Main-line Mileage.
Preliminary and
Resurvey Lines.
Projected or
Revised Location.
Plans and
Profiles prepared.
(a)   Quesnel  to  Fraser River   (14  miles  north  of  Prince
George)	
140
75
95
89
106
To be comp]
22
204
64
131
81
93
eted in 1948.
22
(c) Red Rocky Creek to Hudson  Hope   (Canadian  Pacific
survey)	
(d) Hudson Hope to East Pine via Windy Creek and Pine
204
64
(c)   Red Rocky Creek to Centurion Junction via Pine Pass
(/)   Centurion   Junction   to  Dawson   Creek  via  East  Pine
131
81
(g)   Centurion Junction via Fort St. John to Beatton River
93
Totals           	
505
595
595
Of the above mileage, office projections and revisions of item (a), 128 miles
between Quesnel and the crossing of the Fraser River, will be completed by the spring
of 1948. From Taylor Flat past Fort St. John to Murdale, a 32-mile section under
item (g), is reconnaissance only. Additional surveys are required in the vicinity of
Beatton River crossing to assure the best procurable location in this difficult terrain. BB 6 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The Centurion Creek-Fort St. John-Beatton River line provides economical access
from the Pine to the Peace valley, and a satisfactory crossing of the Peace comparable
to the railway-highway bridge at the Town of Peace River; it will also be the means of
developing agricultural land along the route, especially north of the Peace River.
A detailed study of railway surveys, resources reports, physical features, and
economic factors was carried out to facilitate negotiations for the satisfactory solution
of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway problem and the development of North-eastern
British Columbia. Reports were prepared covering the following subjects: Comparison
of Railway Routes via Peace Pass and Pine Pass; Economic Studies made by Canadian
National Railways and Pacific Great Eastern Railway; Resources in relation to Potential Tonnage for Railway Routes via Peace Pass and Pine Pass; Pine Valley Coal
Production and Markets; Proposals to develop Natural Resources by a Railway System
to Pacific Ports.
Essential data, maps, and plans accompanied the above reports, forming comprehensive documents to promote the development of natural resources by means of a
railway to the Pacific Coast.
Operation—General Manager's Report.
The following remarks by the general manager are incorporated in this report:—
"Maintenance of Way.—This department of the Railway has seriously suffered
from unavoidable neglect during the war years 1940-47 due to very severe restrictions
in both labour and material, making it physically impossible to attempt any but the
most vitally essential maintenance-work that would keep the track and structures in
a safe condition for operation. The steadily increasing traffic during the war years
from 1940 placed a great strain on the track structure, necessitating the adoption of
precautionary measures in train operation. Resulting from an examination by the
Inspectors from the Railway Department, covering the known condition of the Railway's
physical properties, and periodically reported on by the Railway officers to the
directorate, the Provincial Government authorized the expenditure of considerable
money to cover the long-deferred maintenance-of-way work. This included essential
strengthening of the track structures, together with some betterment items, as capital
appropriations. A track diversion of considerable extent at Mile 343.5 was undertaken
during the fall months and completed in December. This work was caused by the
complete demolishment of a pile-trestle bridge spanning an unstable and sliding side-hill
area. Several minor derailments of loaded freight-cars occurred at various points
during the year, apparently due to top-heavy loads in large-capacity foreign cars,
creating an oscillating motion on uneven track. The heavy loading had been permitted
during the war years under the Transport Controller's regulations. The gradual
deterioration of the road-bed resulted in the condition described.
" Maintenance of Equipment.—Each year of operation increases the problems of
the mechanical department in its endeavour to keep the Railway-owned equipment in
serviceable condition to handle traffic, both freight and passenger. Shortage of labour
and material is still a very major handicap to the full production required of the
mechanical department. In a realization of the increasing seriousness due to the life
of the Railway equipment reaching absolute exhaustion through old age, also due to its
state of obsolescence, authority was granted to purchase two new locomotives, seventy-
five new all-steel box cars and other miscellaneous freight and passenger cars. The
locomotives have been received and the box cars will reach Vancouver early in 1948.
" The equipment purchased and received is listed herewith: Three Pullman tourist
sleeping-cars (steel), used; one passenger (day-coach) car (steel), used; four flat cars
(steel underframe), used; ten gondola cars (steel underframe), used; seventy-five box
cars (steel), new (50 per cent, received);  two locomotives, new. RAILWAY DEPARTMENT 1947. BB 7
" Operation.—The continued shortages of rolling-stock of practically every description has seriously handicapped transportation and added very materially to the
transportation expense. Practically every kind of equipment is required—locomotives
(steam and diesel), passenger-coaches, sleeping-cars, baggage-cars, express and mail
cars, stock-cars, gondola or open-top cars, flat cars, refrigerator cars, logging-cars,
outfit-cars, locomotive cranes, ballast-cars, air dump-cars, tractor-shovels, bulldozers, and
ditching-machines. The shortage of housing accommodation for employees, particularly
at Squamish, will be temporarily overcome by the purchase of army huts at Nanaimo
and transferring them by barge to Squamish. This was undertaken late in 1947 and
will not be completed until the spring of 1948. It will provide housing for both married
and single men, also additional and very necessary extensions to mechanical and office
accommodation. To a much lesser extent, housing is being provided at various points
along the line of railway. Continued increase in all branches of revenue traffic was
evident in 1947. It approximated 27 per cent. Passenger traffic during the holiday
months, June to September, inclusive, indicated to a pleasing degree the popularity of
the train service and scenic attractions to the tourist, particularly those from the United
States. The paid advertising through the medium of publications and the press, and
the free publicity through comments from pleased patrons, is necessitating a further
amplification of passenger-train service for 1948. In freight traffic, forest products
continue to hold first place in volume of car-load shipments. The European export
market is expected to lessen during 1948, but the United States purchases may tend to
offset to some extent. The shipment of pit-props to England has ceased. Live stock
is expected to be similar in volume during 1948 to that of 1947. A satisfactory condition
existed in the movement of fruit and vegetables, fresh and canned, from various points
along the line. The drainage programme being undertaken by the Dominion Government in the Pemberton area and the probability of expansion of the irrigated acreage
in and about Lillooet will result in much larger crops of vegetables and fruits for
shipment in both the raw and manufactured state. With the prospect of increases in
both freight and passenger traffic, better public and employee service from improved
track, equipment, mechanical shop, and housing conditions, the year 1948 ought to
reflect an improved financial status for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
" W. H. Tobey,
General Manager."
Inspecting Engineer's Report.
" Inspections of the properties of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway have been
made pursuant to the ' Railway Act,' with special regard to maintenance of way and
structures. Items enumerated in subsection (2) section 177 of the Act were inspected,
excepting rolling-stock, floating equipment, and power, light, and water services at
Squamish, Lillooet, and Williams Lake.
" The Railway Department's Inspecting Engineer and the Chief Inspector were
accompanied by the Railway Company's engineer of maintenance and the bridge and
building master. All the responsible officers afforded essential information, and the
results of detailed examinations and considered decisions were concurred in by these
officers. The ensuing reports covering emergent work to be completed in 1947 were
considered by the management and the board of directors. Orders were issued
forthwith and maintenance-work accelerated by contracts let to augment the efforts
of the Company's forces.
" The conditions outlined in the Company's report for the year 1946 still exist, in
that much of the maintenance programme deferred throughout the war-effort years is
still in arrears. There is a continued shortage of labour and material. Only the urgent
requirements  were   undertaken—notably  tie   renewals,   bridge   repairs,   ' Mud   Hill' BB 8 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
revision, riprap at erosions, and clearing active slides. Notwithstanding adverse
factors such as broken ties, churning track, heavy car-loadings, and wet weather, the
vigorous co-operation of all ranks averted serious interruptions to train movements.
" Subject to full precautionary measures such as track patrols and structure
inspections, with attendant maintenance-work, observation of slow orders and safety
instructions, also inspection of and adequate repairs to rolling-stock, the railway-track
and its structures are in a fair condition for the safe operation of traffic under present
equipment loadings and will be reasonably free from danger to the public using the
railway.
" C. R. Crysdale,
Inspecting Engineer."
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.
FOREST FIRE PROTECTION.
Inspections for 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.
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.
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 annual report of work accomplished by the Vancouver office of the Department
during the year 1947 is respectfully submitted herewith.
" During the year all the railways operated to full capacity. Due to the shortage
of new replacements, extensive repairs were made to existing motive equipment under
the advisement and supervision of the Department. Considerable railway equipment
was imported from the United States, which was inspected and approved by the
Inspectors prior to importation.
"All logging and industrial railways, their equipment, bridges, and structures were
inspected during the year.    A card-index system was installed in the office, so that RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1947. BB 9
Inspectors could check up on this phase of the work and make follow-up inspections
where it was found necessary to have instructions carried out and put into effect by the
companies. As a result of these inspections, considerable replacements have been made
and the industrial railways are in a safe condition to operate.
" Eight new power rail-cars for the transportation of workmen in the logging
industry were manufactured in British Columbia during the year. This equipment was
built to the Department's design and under the supervision of the Inspectors. In
addition to locomotives imported for the industry, two new locomotives were manufactured in Eastern Canada for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. These were tested
and certified before being put into service in British Columbia.
" During the year regular inspections were made of the British Columbia Electric
Railway Company's rolling-stock and street-railway equipment both in the Lower
Mainland and Victoria districts. Eighty miles of street-railway was inspected in
Vancouver, and the Company instituted a rehabilitation programme, employing extra
track crews-so that the track could be restored to pre-war condition. Since this
programme has been put into effect, a marked improvement in the condition of the
Vancouver City tracks has been achieved.
" Districts I and III of the British Columbia Electric Railway were inspected.
Certain recommendations were put into effect, but in general these railways are well
maintained and in safe condition to operate.
"Annual inspection and certification of all locomotives, other than steam, by
Department Inspectors, and monthly inspection by company inspectors, was instituted
and put into effect during 1947. Twenty-four of this type of locomotive were tested
and certified during the year by the Inspectors, in addition to the annual inspection and
certification of steam-locomotives, rail-cars, and auxiliary steam equipment on all
Provincial railways.
" On the Nelson street-railway three inspections were made of the equipment and
one of the trackage. These inspections showed the equipment safe to operate, but it
should be noted the street-cars are very old and replacements will soon be necessary.
The trackage is in fairly good condition, the Company having renewed cross-ties and
rails where necessary.
" The surface railway of the Britannia Mining and Smelting Company, Limited,
was inspected, and eight operators of motive equipment examined and certified by the
Inspectors. Recommendations made by the Inspectors were put into effect. No
accidents occurred on this railway in 1947.
" Two general inspections of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway were made during
the year in company with the Inspecting Engineer. These inspections covered the
road-bed, bridges, structures, and general facilities of the railway, as well as its
mechanical facilities. The result of these inspections is covered by separate reports.
During the year the Inspectors made inspections of the rolling-stock and applied annual
hydrostatic tests to certify all the Company's locomotives and other steam-boilers.
" The air-locomotives of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, by arrangement with .
the Department of Mines, were hydrostatically tested.    The steam and diesel-electric
motive power of this Company and its subsidiary company, Morrissey, Fernie, and
Michel Railway, was also annually tested and certified and the road-bed inspected.
" The trackage of companies owning and operating locomotive cranes was inspected.
The boilers of the cranes were tested, and in a number of instances the engineers were
examined and issued certificates authorizing them to operate as engineers on steam and
internal-combustion locomotive cranes.
" Four hundred and ninety inspections covering the fire-protection appliances of
locomotives were made on the C.P.R., C.N.R., G.N.R., and E. & N. Railway. Reports of
these inspections were forwarded to the British Columbia forestry department and to
the Board of Transport Commissioners at Ottawa.    In cases where locomotives had BB 10 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
been reported setting fires, Inspectors were dispatched to make special inspections.
Several of these special inspections were made in the East Kootenay and Kamloops
districts during the summer season.
" In June, 1947, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company made arrangements
with the Department to obtain the services of Inspector J. W. Millar, on leave of
absence, to be superintendent of the railway. This created a vacancy for an Inspector
in the Department, and in order to fill the vacancy it was necessary to hold a qualifying
examination and to set up an Examination Board in conjunction with the Civil Service
Commission. As a result, Inspector W. E. Tyler qualified and was appointed on
June 15th, 1947.
" New regulations with respect to railway safety appliances and rail-cars used for
the conveyance of workmen and passengers were drafted and published during the year,
and the revised regulations governing locomotives and locomotive cranes, drafted in
1946, were published in pamphlet form and distributed during 1947.
"All accidents during the year on railways under the Department's jurisdiction were
investigated and reports duly filed. Inspectors attended all inquests concerning fatal
accidents on the British Columbia Electric Railway. On accident-prevention the
Department was represented at the International Safety Conference held at Longview,
Washington, and at the joint convention of the American Society -of Mechanical
Engineers and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors held at
Los Angeles, California, during the year. Subjects relating to safety, as well as
matters vital to the interests of this Department, were discussed to advantage at these
international meetings.
" With respect to safety on the logging and industrial railways, an earnest endeavour
was made on the part of the Inspectors to more strictly enforce the rules of operation,
and as a result it is gratifying to report there was not a fatal accident on these
railways during the year.
" Following is a report of the inspection-work performed during the year 1947:—
Hydrostatic tests applied to boilers     165
Internal and external inspections of boilers       25
Internal-combustion locomotives inspected and certified       13
Power rail-cars inspected     141
Power rail-car certificates issued       38
Cars inspected on industrial railways 1,711
Miles of track inspected 1,115
Locomotives inspected other than hydrostatic tests.       82
Locomotive engineers examined       17
Certificates issued to locomotive engineers       16
Conductors examined        15
Certificates issued to conductors       13
Power-car operators examined       23
Certificates issued to power-car operators      22
Locomotive-crane engineers examined         1
Certificates issued to locomotive-crane engineers        1
B.C. Electric Railway street and interurban cars inspected     116
B.C. Electric Railway locomotives inspected and certified       11
Accidents investigated on industrial railways         6
Fatal accidents on industrial railways	
Accidents investigated on common-carrier railways         1
Fatal accidents on common-carrier railways        1
Accidents investigated on B.C. Electric Railway      21
Fatal accidents on B.C. Electric Railway      11 RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1947. BB 11
Boiler designs approved by the Department  4
Air-reservoir designs approved by the Department  1
Passenger power rail-car designs approved by the Department 3
New passenger power rail-cars built under supervision of the
Department  8
New locomotives   2
Second-hand locomotives imported  4
Second-hand locomotive cranes imported  2
Inspections  made  of fire-protective  appliances  on  industrial
locomotives  42
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  490
" 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. BB 12 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDICES.
APPENDIX A.
Certificates issued under the Provisions of the " Railway Act."
Certificate No.
Approving rules and regulations, Boiler Code, governing the
design and construction of steam-boilers and pressure-vessels 726
Approving rules and regulations governing Locomotives, Part
III; Locomotive Cranes, Part IX; Power-cars and Rail-
cars, Part V; and Railway Safety Appliance Standards,
Part IV; also amending Part I, Rules and Regulations
governing Location and Construction   727
Granting the Hillcrest Lumber Company leave to construct a
grade highway crossing in Cowichan District, Vancouver
Island  728
Appointing W. E. Tyler, Inspector, pursuant to section 210 of
the " Railway Act," to investigate the circumstances connected with any accident or casualty to life  729
Giving consent to the issue by the British Columbia Electric
Railway Company, Limited, of 3% per cent, general mortgage bonds, and also to the sale of same  730
Approving, pursuant to section 235 of the " Railway Act," the
Local and Joint Passenger Tariff No. 38 of the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway  731
APPENDIX B.
Accident Report, 1947.
British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Limited— injured.     Killed.
Passengers   116
Employees        1
Other persons     58 11
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company—
Passengers 	
Employees      38
Other persons  1
Industrial railways—
Employees  :      7
Other persons       1
Locomotive cranes—
Employees 	
Totals :  221 12 RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1947.
BB 13
APPENDIX B—Continued.
Accident Report, 1947—Continued.
Persons injured.
Result.
Cause.
B.C. Electric Railway Co
passenger	
passenger	
passenger.....	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
car-passenger ,	
car-passenger	
passenger	
passenger.	
passenger	
car-passenger	
passenger	
pedestrian	
pedestrian.,	
car-driver	
passenger	
passenger	
car-passenger	
car-passenger	
passenger	
car-driver	
passenger	
car-driver	
car-passenger and son	
car-passenger *.	
car-passenger	
passenger	
car-passenger	
car-passenger	
car-passenger	
passenger	
truck-passenger	
car-driver	
passenger..	
passenger	
passenger	
pedestrian __	
car-driver	
car-driver	
car-passenger	
car-passenger	
car-passenger	
pedestrian	
passenger	
car-passenger	
car-passenger _	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
pedestrian	
passenger	
pedestrian	
pedestrian	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
Injury to head	
Injury to back of neck, shoulders, arms..
Injury to back and leg	
Injury to knee._	
Injury to elbow and back	
Injury to knee and back	
Injury to shoulder and ribs	
Injury to shoulder and buttocks	
Injury to knee, hip, and ankle	
Fractured knee-cap	
Injury to knees and ankle	
Fractured fibula	
General bruising	
Fractured ribs	
Fractured left radius	
General bruising _	
General bruising	
Injury to ankle, leg, and back .....
Fatal	
Fatal	
Injury to knee _	
Injury to spine, chest, and back	
Injury to patella	
Injury to wrist	
Injury to shoulder and chest	
Injury to ankle and foot	
Injury to lumbar region	
Injury to foot	
Injury to vertebras	
Injury to shoulder	
Injury to neck	
Injury to leg	
Injury to vertebrae ...
Fatal injuries	
Injury to lobe of liver	
Concussion	
Injury to knee, arm, and shoulder	
Injury to head, chest, and back	
Injury to ribs, pelvis bone, and iliac bone
Injury to back, pelvis, and legs	
Injury to face, shoulder, and leg	
Injury to ankle and left shoulder	
Fractured infra-orbital ridge	
Injury to eyebrows and forehead	
Fatal _	
Injury to skull and ribs	
Injury to thigh, hands, eyes, and teeth	
General bruising	
Fatal :	
Injury to right foot.-	
Injury to neck, chest, pelvis, and thigh...
Injury to skull and lung	
Injury to knee, forehead, and shoulder...
Nervous shock	
Injury to ribs	
Fractured left femur	
Injury to foot	
Injury to head and hip	
Injury to head	
Injury to back and hip	
Injury to knee	
Injury to left leg	
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Street-car collision.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell boarding.
Fell alighting.
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 alighting.
Struck by street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Street-car collision.
Streetcar collision.
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Fell alighting.
Auto and train collided.
Passenger in auto.
Passenger in auto.
Fell boarding street-car.
Truck and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Passenger in street-car.
Injured boarding street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Passenger in auto.
Passenger in auto.
Passenger in auto.
Struck by street-car?
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Truck and street-car collided.
Street-car collision.
Struck by two-car train.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car. BB 14
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDIX B—Continued.
Accident Report, 1947—Continued.
Persons injured.
Result.
Cause.
B.C. Electric Railway Co.—-Cont.
passenger	
passenger.	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
car-driver	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
car-drivef	
car-passenger..
car-passenger..
passenger	
passenger	
car-driver.	
car-passenger..
passenger	
passenger-
passenger..
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
car-passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
pedestrian	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger.	
passenger	
passenger	
car-driver	
pedestrian	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
passenger	
pedestrian •..
pedestrian	
passenger	
pedestrian	
passenger.	
passenger	
car-driver	
pedestrian	
passenger	
passenger .,	
pedestrian	
pedestrian	
passenger	
pedestrian	
passenger	
Injury to right shoulder	
Injury to left groin	
Injury to shoulder, ribs, and head	
Injury to head, back, and side	
Injury to leg „..	
Injury to left elbow	
Injury to right hand	
Shock, bruises to back and sacrum	
Injury to ribs	
Injury to upper arm, chest, and leg	
Injury to chest	
Injury to back and head, shock	
Injury to neck	
Injury to neck	
Injury to left shoulder and lower back	
Injury to left arm	
Injury to neck and shoulder	
Injury to neck and shoulder	
Injury to right shoulder, abdomen, and
legs	
Injury to chest	
Injury to arms,  shoulders, wrist,  and
lumbar region	
Injury to back	
Injury to back and elbow	
Injury to toes	
Injury to dorsal region	
Injury to lower back	
Injury to head	
Injury to back	
Injury to chest	
Injury to skull and back	
Injury to hand	
Injury to eye	
Fatal.,. _.	
Injury to head and nervous system	
Injury to sacrum and coccyx	
Fractured femur	
Injury to back and wrist.:	
Injury to chest and dorsal spine	
Injury to back	
Injury to back	
Fatal injuries	
Injury to shoulder, chest, and knee._	
Injury to right hand	
Injury to head and ear	
Injury to base of skull v	
Injury to lower back	
Injury to back and ribs	
Injury to head	
Injury to ribs	
Fatal	
Injury to shoulder and elbow	
Fractured colles	
Injury to face, shock	
Fractured right pubic bone	
Injury to back and leg	
Injury to side, back, elbow, and hand	
Injury to wrist, and leg broken	
Fatal	
Injury to shoulder, arm, neck, and back-
Fatal	
Injury to left side of chest	
Fell alighting.
Street-car derailed.
Street-car derailed.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell boarding.
Street-car collision.
Fell boarding.
Fell alighting.
Split switch.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Struck by doors boarding street-car.
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell alighting.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Fell alighting.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car derailed.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision. *
Auto struck by street-car.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Threw himself under train.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by street-car doors.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Fell in street-car..
Auto and street-car collided.
Struck by street-car.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Fell boarding street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Struck by street-car door.
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Struck by train.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by train.
Fell in street-car. RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1947.
BB 15
APPENDIX B—Continued.
Accident Report, 1947—Continued.
Persons injured.
Result.
Cause.
B.C. Electric Railway Co.—-Cont,
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 pedestrian	
1 passenger 	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
3 passengers	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 car-driver	
1 car-passenger	
1  car-passenger	
1 car-passenger	
1 car-passenger	
1 taxi-driver	
1 motorman	
1 bicyclist	
1 passenger	
1 passenger 	
1 passenger	
1  pedestrian	
1 passenger	
1 taxi-passenger	
1 passenger	
1 truck-passenger	
1  passenger	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1 car-passenger .....
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1 passenger	
1 passenger	
1  passenger	
1 pedestrian (child)	
1 car-driver	
1 pedestrian	
1 car-passenger	
6 passengers	
1 car-passenger	
1 passenger	
1 pedestrian	
1 car-passenger	
1 passenger	
Pacific Great Eastern Railway.
1 locomotive engineer	
1 conductor	
1 brakeman	
1 conductor	
Injury to right shoulder	
Injury to left knee	
Injury to back, knee, and head	
Injury to forehead, back, and cervical
region	
Injury to left elbow	
Injury to coccyx	
Shock and bruises _	
Bruised shoulders, back, and legs	
Sprained neck and lower back	
Injury to head	
Injury to back and bruised arm	
Sprained finger, back, and ankle	
Shock	
Shock	
Injury to right shoulder	
Shaken up	
Sprained back and left knee-joint	
Sprained ankle	
Injury in right sacro-iliac joint	
Bruises and shock	
Bruised knee	
Sprained shoulders	
Shock	
Shock and head injury	
Injury to back	
Electrical shock and injury to back..-	
Concussion	
Fractured ankle	
Injury to lower dorsal	
Injury to right knee	
Injury to chest, back, and knee _	
Injury to neck and shoulders	
Shock, cuts, and bruises	
Injury to chest and forehead  	
Injury to ribs and concussion	
Injury to right side of chest _	
Injury to ankle	
Fractured arm and leg	
Fractured femur	
Injury to right knee	
Fractured ankle bone	
Sprained back and ankle	
Fractured ankle	
Fractured foot	
Injury to right side of chest	
Cut on left side of forehead	
Injuries to head	
Superficial head lacerations	
Minor cuts and bruises	
Minor injuries	
Bruised shins	
Severely sprained ankle	
Fatal	
Soreness in muscles,  neck, and upper
back	
Injury to knees	
injured rib	
Injured back and chest	
Sprained ankle	
Injured ribs	
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Fell alighting.
Auto and street-car collided.
Struck by street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Street-car collision.
Auto struck by street-car.
Auto struck by street-car.
Auto struck by street-car.
Auto struck by street-car.
Auto struck by street-car.
Taxi struck by street-car.
Contact with live circuit-breaker.
Struck by street-car.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Struck by street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Taxi collided with street-car.
Fell alighting.
Truck and street-car collided.
Fell in street-car.
Fell boarding.
Fell alighting.
Fell in street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Fell alighting from train.
Fell in street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Fell boarding street-car.
Fell in street-car.
Crossed in front of street-car.
Auto hit rear of street-car.
Tripped and fell against street-car.
Auto and street-car collided.
Collision between two street-cars.
Street-car and auto collided.
Fell alighting.
Ran two-wheel cart into street-car.
Street-car struck auto.
Fell alighting.
When reversing engine.
""Tipped boarding train.
Boarding foot caught in ladder.
Uncoupling air-hose. BB 16
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDIX B—Continued.
Accident Report, 1947—Continued.
Persons injured.
Result.
Cause.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway-
Continued.
1  trainman	
1  trainman	
1  trainman....	
1 stationary engineer	
1 machinist	
1 sectionman	
1  locomotive foreman..
1  sectionman	
1 bridgeman	
1 sectionman	
1 sectionman,	
1 sectionman	
1  sectionman	
1 bridgeman	
1 locomotive-crane fireman..
1 expresp messenger	
1 bridgeman	
1 carman	
1 sectionman	
1 telephone groundman..
1 trainman	
1 topographer	
1  carman (apprentice) ..
1 rope-puller (ditcher)..
1 car inspector	
1 telephone groundman..
1 bridgeman	
1  sectionman	
1   sectionman	
1 bridgeman	
1  sectionman	
1 boilermaker	
1 sectionman..
1 sectionman..
B.C. Forest Products, Limited.
Renfrew Division.
Passengers in rail-cars	
San Juan Division.
1 employee	
Canadian Collieries (D.), Limited.
1 employee	
1 employee	
1 employee	
Victoria Lumber Company,
Limited.
1 employee	
Western Lumber Company,
Limited.
1 employee ,	
1 employee	
Burned left arm	
Fractured shoulder .-.	
Crushed left foot	
Injured groin	
Injured groin	
Cut head	
Injured back and right hand
Strained back	
Bruised right foot	
Sprained shoulder	
Injured chest	
Lacerations to right shin	
Cut eyeball	
Cut right ankle.—	
Twisted wrist	
Crushed foot	
Sliver in finger	
Scalded back	
Bruised muscles	
Cut arm	
Crushed toe, right foot-	
Sprained ankle	
Strained back	
Bruised hand	
Pulled muscle in knee	
Torn ligaments in shoulder...
Cut left instep	
Sprained arm	
Sprained back	
Fractured toe	
Cut left leg above knee	
Bruised toe, left foot	
Bruised right foot	
Injured side	
Badly shaken up	
Compound fracture of leg
Slight injuries	
Slight injuries	
Slight injuries	
Legs injured	
Knee-cap fractured	
Slight injuries	
Engine exhaust.
Speeder collided with train.
Taking rock off track.
Slipped and fell.
Repairing locomotive, stepped from one
bracket to another.
Cutting down tree.
Heavy gust of  wind  slammed door and
threw workman on his back.
Lifting speeder to track.
Timber slipped and rolled on foot.
Pulling track-ties.
Tightening track-bolts.
Drawing track-spikes.
When spikes being driven,-chip flew off.
When adzing timber.
Drying brake-drum with waste, drum
rolled.
Tool-chest dropped on foot.
Handling steel cable.
Cutting rail at derailment.
Shackle struck workman.
Pike-pole fell off speeder.
Hand-truck slipped forward.
Slipped and fell.
Lifting heavy jack.
Greasing engine.
Slipped from oil-car to ground.
Lifting pole with tongs, pole dropped.
Adzing timber.
Pulling out tie, workman slipped.
Pulling push-car, slipped.
Timber rolled over foot.
Cutting brush.
When   taking  lagging  off  boiler,   lagging
fell.
Wheel of speeder passed over it.
Fell backward.
Rail-car collision.
Rail-car collided with log-train.
Collision between gondola car and locomotive.
Collision between gondola car and locomotive.
Collision between gondola car and locomotive.
Lost footing while walking along centre
sill of log skeleton car.
Jumped off speeder.
Jumped off speeder. RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1947.
BB 17
APPENDIX C,
List of Railways and Summary of Mileage.
Industrial Railways.
Name.
Operating.
Mileage,
75.0
0.4
2.2
35.0
23.0
32.0
Hyde Creek, Vancouver Island	
1.0
8. Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Limited	
7.5
9. Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Limited	
50.0
10. Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Limited 	
53 0
7.1
41.5
10.0
13.8
26.0
25.3
Trail	
20.0
25.7
8.9
New Westminster _	
6.0
1.0
50.0
17.5
Paldi	
5.0
Fernie	
8.4
5.0
17.5
38 0
Chemainus	
Dunsmuir	
57 1
4.5
30.3
33.0
730.7
Common Carriers.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway..
Squamish Division, main line
Squamish, industrial track	
Yard track and sidings	
North Shore line	
Yard track and sidings	
347.8
4.5
31.0
2.4
1.6
387.3
Tramways.
18.3
108.9
108.4
55.1
3.5
294.2 BB 18 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDIX C—Continued.
List of Railways and Summary of Mileage—Continued.
Summary of Railway Mileage.
Mileage.
Industrial railways       730.7
Common carriers       550.8
Tramways (city)       130.7
Total, all lines   1,412.2
APPENDIX D.
List op Cranes and Portable Equipment inspected by Department of Railways.
Alberni Pacific Lumber Company, Limited Crane No. 40929 B.C.
Alberta Lumber Company, Limited Crane No. 42998 B.C.
Arrowhead Wood Preservers, Limited Crane No. D.R. 293.
Crane No. D.R. 322.
Crane No. 22633 B.C.
Baxter, J. H., & Company, Limited Crane No. D.R. 336.
B.C. Cement Company, Limited Crane No. 21439 B.C.
B.C. Forest Products, Limited Crane No. D.R. 319.
Crane No. D.R. 320.
Crane No. D.R. 331.
Crane No. 20742 B.C.
Unloader No. 44213 B.C.
B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Limited Crane No. D.R. 304.
Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Limited Crane No. 44666 B.C.
Crane No. 3843.
Britannia Mining & Smelting Company, Limited Internal-combustion Crane No. 5.
Internal-combustion Crane No. 8.
Burrard Dry Dock Company, Limited Crane No. 50514 B.C.
Crane No. 12370 B.C.
Crane No. 41298 B.C.
Crane No. D.R. 292.
Gas Locomotive Crane No. 4.
Canada Creosoting Company, Limited Crane No. D.R. 212.
Gas Switcher No. 1.
Canadian Forest Products, Limited Crane No. 42722 B.C.
Crane No. 43635 B.C.
Crane No. 43973 B.C.
Diesel Switcher No. 96.
Internal-combustion Crane No. 97.
Capital Iron & Metals, Limited __._ Crane No. D.R. 295.
Comox Logging & Railway Company Unloader D.R.P. No. 2.
Unloader No. 32830 B.C.
Unloader No. 3.
Gas Internal-combustion Crane No. 20.
Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company of Canada,
Limited _ Crane No. 12772 B.C. .
Department of Public Works Assembly Wharf Crane No. D.R. 306. RAILWAY DEPARTMENT, 1947. BB 19
' APPENDIX D—Continued.
List of Cranes and Portable Equipment inspected by Department of
Railways—Continued.
Dominion Bridge Company, Limited Crane No. 44129 B.C.
Crane No. 44317 B.C.
Elk River Timber Company, Limited Crane No. 21085 B.C.
Gas Switcher No. 7.
Esquimalt Drydock Crane No. 22582 B.C.
Crane No. D.R. 314.
Evans, Coleman & Evans, Limited Crane No. D.R. 316.
Hamilton Bridge Company Crane No. 12669 B.C.
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.
Lions Gate Lumber Company, Limited Gas Internal-combustion Crane.
Mayo Lumber Company (1943), Limited Crane No. D.R. 321.
Morrissey, Fernie, and Michel Railway Snow-plough.
Diesel-electric Locomotive No. 1.
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. 302.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company Crane No. D.R. 312.
Stationary Boiler No. D.R. 326.
Stationary Boiler No. 42837 B.C.
Crane No. D.R.P. 8.
Ditcher No. D.R.P. 1.
Pile-driver.
Marion Steam shovel.
Point Hope Shipyard, Limited Crane No. D.R. 315.
Powell   River   Company,   Limited    (Kelley   Logging
Company, Limited) Crane No. 44893 B.C.
Prince Rupert Drydock and Shipyard Crane No. D.R. 290.
Robertson & Hackett Sawmill Company, Limited Crane No. 44584 B.C.
Crane No. 12545 B.C.
Salmon River Logging Company, Limited Gas Internal-combustion Crane No. 8.
Sigalet & Company, Limited Crane No. 21089 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.
Gas Internal-combustion Crane No. 6.
Victoria Lumber Company, Limited  Crane No. D.R. 300.
Victoria Machinery Depot Company, 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.
Diesel Locomotive Crane.
Yarrows, Limited  _____Crane No. D.R. 289.
Crane No. 376. BB 20
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
APPENDIX E.
Mileage of all Railways operating in the Province.
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
1,359.0
140.8
43.4
350.2
185.4
3.5
38.2
499.2
325.6
28.0
17.0
37.1
26.5
210.8
102.0
44.0
25.0
2,068.2
1,461.0
140.8
43.4
350.2
203.1
3.5
586.7
543.2
350.6
28.0
17.0
Under the jurisdiction  of the Provincial  Government—
37.1
17.7
0.6
27.1
37.1
548.5
106.9
144.0
Totals	
3,977.9
970.5
879.0
176.5
4,856.9
1,147.0
VICTORIA,   B.C. :
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1948.
365-248-9082

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