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Pacific Great Eastern Railway

Pacific Great Eastern Railway - PGE

Routes:
North Vancouver - Onward - Prince George - Odell - Wakely - Kennedy - Chetwynd - Fort St. John - Fort Nelson, BC (977.4 miles)
Odell - Fort St. James - Chipmunk, BC (309.5 miles)
Kennedy - Mackenzie, BC (23.5 miles)
Chetwynd - Dawson Creek, BC (60.9 miles)
Headquarters:
North Vancouver, BC
Junctions with other railroads:
CN: North Vancouver, Prince George and Dawson Creek, BC
UP: via barge from North Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA
Radio Frequencies:
159.570, 160.245, 160.395, 160.695, 160.815, 161.235
History:
Incorporated in 1912 as Pacific Great Eastern Railway to take over the operations of the Howe Sound & Northern Railway.
North Vancouver - Whytecliff line completed in 1914, (and disused from 1928 until the 1950's).
Railway taken over by provincial government in 1918.
Line between Squamish and Prince George completed in 1952.
Line between North Vancouver and Squamish completed in 1956.
Name changed to British Columbia Railway on April 1, 1972.
Ownership:
Province of British Columbia
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/D B/N F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
551 GE 65-ton 6/1948 29951 acquired new Jun1948 1956 to MacMillan & Bloedel Ltd. 1012, 1956; to West Coast Ry Assn as PGE 551
552 GE 70-ton 3/1949 30037 acquired new 1949 1961 scrapped, 1962
553 GE 70-ton 3/1949 30038 acquired new 1949 1960 to Sydney & Louisburg 60, 1960; to DVR 60; to LRS 107, 1972; to FWRD 107
554 GE 70-ton 6/1949 30177 acquired new 1949 1965 to Gulf Pulp & Paper (Clarke City, PQ) 65, 1965; to VCY 2, 1968; scrapped, 1977
555 GE 70-ton 6/1949 30178 acquired new 1949 1960 to (D) Merrilees, 1960; to Marathon Paper Mills (Marathon, ON) 555, 1964; to American Can of Canada (Marathon, ON) 555, 1970;
to American Can Canada (Marathon, ON) 555, 1980; scrapped, 1981
556 GE 70-ton 2/1950 30440 acquired new 1950 1965 to Lake Ontario Steel (Whitby, ON) 1, 1965; to Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (St Thomas, ON), 1997
557 GE 70-ton 2/1950 30441 acquired new 1950 1965 to (D) Merrilees, 1965; to Western Co-op Fertilizers (Calgary, AB) no#, 1966; scrapped, 1976
559 Alco RS3 9/1950 78302 ex LSI 1605 to BCOL 559; to BCOL slug S405; to ????
560 Alco RS3 5/1953 80478 ex LSI 1606 to BCOL 560; to BCOL slug S404; to WRIX
561 MLW RS-3 1951 76104 acquired new 1951 Apr1972 to BCOL 561, 1972; to West Coast Ry Assn as PGE 561, 1986
562 MLW RS-3 1951 76105 acquired new 1951 Apr1972 to BCOL 562, 1972; to BCOL Slug S410, 1987
563 MLW RS-3 1951 76106 acquired new 1951 Apr1972 to BCOL 563, 1972; retired, 1982
564 MLW RS-3 1951 76107 acquired new 1951 Apr1972 to BCOL 564, 1972; to BCOL Slug S401, 1981
565 MLW RS-3 1951 76108 acquired new 1951 Apr1972 to BCOL 565, 1972; to BCOL Slug S409, 1987
566 MLW RS-3 1951 76109 acquired new 1951 Apr1972 to BCOL 566, 1972; to BCOL Slug S407, 1986
567 MLW RS-3 1952 77698 acquired new Jun1952 Apr1972 to BCOL 567, 1972; to BCOL Slug S406, 1985
568 MLW RS-3 1952 77699 acquired new Jun1952 Apr1972 to BCOL 568, 1972; wrecked, 1984
569 MLW RS-3 7/1953 79121 acquired new 1953 Apr1972 to BCOL 569, 1972; retired, 1985
570 MLW RS-3 1953 79122 acquired new 1953 Apr1972 to BCOL 570, 1972; scrapped, 1998
571 MLW RS-3 1953 79123 acquired new 1953 Apr1972 to BCOL 571, 1972; to BCOL Slug S402, 1983
572 MLW RS-3 1954 81012 acquired new 1954 1960 wrecked, 11Aug1960 (Moran); buried on site
573 MLW RS-3 1954 81172 acquired new 1954 Apr1972 to BCOL 573, 1972; to BCOL Slug S408, 1986
574 MLW RS-3 1954 81173 acquired new 1954 Apr1972 to BCOL 574, 1972; wrecked, 27May1979; scrapped
575 MLW RS-3 1954 81174 acquired new 1954 Apr1972 to BCOL 575, 1972; wrecked, May1979; scrapped
576 MLW RS-3 1955 81204 acquired new 1955 Apr1972 to BCOL 576, 1972; scrapped, 1998
577 MLW RS-3 1955 81205 acquired new 1955 Apr1972 to BCOL 577, 1972; as BCOL Slug S403, 1984
578 MLW RS-3 1955 81206 acquired new 1955 Apr1972 to BCOL 578, 1972; retired, 1985
579 MLW RS-10 1956 81537 acquired new 1956 Apr1972 to BCOL 579, 1972; wrecked, 22Dec1985; scrapped, 1986
580 MLW RS-10 1956 81538 acquired new 1956 Apr1972 to BCOL 580, 1972; scrapped, 1986
581 MLW RS-10 1956 81539 acquired new 1956 Apr1972 to BCOL 581, 1972; retired to provide frame for reconstruction of BCOL 606
582 MLW RS-10 1956 81540 acquired new 1956 Apr1972 to BCOL 582, 1972; scrapped, 1986
583 MLW RS-10 1956 81541 acquired new 1956 Apr1972 to BCOL 583, 1972; retired to provide frame and components for rebuilding of BCOL 601
584 MLW RS-10 1956 81542 acquired new 1956 Apr1972 to BCOL 584, 1972; scrapped, 1986
585 MLW RS-10 1956 81543 acquired new 1956 Apr1972 to BCOL 585, 1972; retired
586 MLW RS-10 1956 81544 acquired new 1956 Apr1972 to BCOL 586, 1972; to Prince George Railway Museum, 1986
601 MLW RS-18 1957 81604 nee PGE 587 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 601, 1972
602 MLW RS-18 1957 81605 nee PGE 588 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 602, 1972
603 MLW RS-18 1958 82509 nee PGE 589 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 603, 1972
604 MLW RS-18 1958 82510 nee PGE 590 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 604, 1972
605 MLW RS-18 1960 83274 nee PGE 591 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 605, 1972
606 MLW RS-18 1960 83275 nee PGE 592 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 606, 1972
607 MLW RS-18 1960 83276 nee PGE 593 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 607, 1972
608 MLW RS-18 1960 83277 nee PGE 594 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 608, 1972
609 MLW RS-18 1962 83281 nee PGE 595 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 609, 1972
610 MLW RS-18 1962 83282 nee PGE 596 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 610, 1972; scrapped
611 MLW RS-18 1962 83283 nee PGE 597 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 611, 1972
612 MLW RS-18 1962 83304 nee PGE 598 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 612, 1972
613 MLW RS-18 1962 83305 nee PGE 599 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 613, 1972; scrapped
614 MLW RS-18 1964 84817 acquired new 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 614, 1972
615 MLW RS-18 1964 84818 acquired new 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 615, 1972; to RIMX 615
617 MLW RS-18 1964 84820 acquired new 1964 Apr1972 to BCOL 617, 1972
618 MLW RS-18 1964 84821 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 618, 1972; wrecked, 28Nov1979 (Exeter); retired, 1980
619 MLW RS-18 1965 84830 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 619, 1972
620 MLW RS-18 1965 84831 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 620, 1972
621 MLW RS-18 1965 84832 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 621, 1972
622 MLW RS-18 1965 84833 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 622, 1972; scrapped
623 MLW RS-18 1965 84834 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 623, 1972
624:1 MLW RSD-17 1957 81603 ex CN 3899 1958 1958 Demonstrator; to CP 8921, 1959
624:2 MLW RS-18 1965 84835 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 624, 1972
625 MLW RS-18 1965 84836 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 625, 1972; wrecked, 25Oct1986; retired, 1986
626 MLW RS-18 1965 84872 acquired new 1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 626, 1972
627 MLW RS-18 1964 84819 nee PGE 616 Jun1965 Apr1972 to BCOL 627, 1972
628 MLW RS-18 1966 M3460-01 acquired new 1966 Apr1972 to BCOL 628, 1972
629 MLW RS-18 1966 M3460-02 acquired new 1966 Apr1972 to BCOL 629, 1972; to JLCX, 2009; to NIWX 629
630 MLW RS-18 1966 M3460-03 acquired new 1966 Apr1972 to BCOL 630, 1972
701 MLW C-630M 1969 M6029-01 acquired new Jul1969 Apr1972 to BCOL 701, 1972; to GE, 1990
702 MLW C-630M 1969 M6029-02 acquired new Jul1969 Apr1972 to BCOL 702, 1972; to GE, 1991
703 MLW C-630M 1969 M6029-03 acquired new Jul1969 Apr1972 to BCOL 703, 1972; to GE, 1990
704 MLW C-630M 1969 M6029-04 acquired new Jul1969 Apr1972 to BCOL 704, 1972; to GE, 1990
705 MLW M-630 1970 M6044-01 acquired new Dec1970 Apr1972 to BCOL 705, 1972; to GE, 1990
706 MLW M-630 1970 M6044-02 acquired new Dec1970 Apr1972 to BCOL 706, 1972; to GECX 3000, 1991; to DL 3000
707 MLW M-630 1970 M6044-03 acquired new Dec1970 Apr1972 to BCOL 707, 1972; to GE, 1990; to FCP; to Ferrocarril Mexicano 707
708 MLW M-630 1970 M6044-04 acquired new Dec1970 Apr1972 to BCOL 1972; to GE, 1990
709 MLW M-630 1970 M6044-05 acquired new Dec1970 Apr1972 to BCOL 709, 1972; to GE, 1990
710 MLW M-630 1971 M6055-01 acquired new Dec1971 Apr1972 to BCOL 710, 1972; to GE, 1991
711 MLW M-630 1971 M6055-02 acquired new Dec1971 Apr1972 to BCOL 711, 1972; wrecked, 29Feb1980 (Seton Lake); retired
712 MLW M-630 1971 M6055-03 acquired new Dec1971 Apr1972 to BCOL 712, 1972; to GE, 1990; to NDM 712; scrapped, 1995
713 MLW M-630 1971 M6055-04 acquired new Dec1971 Apr1972 to BCOL 713, 1972; to GE, 1990
714 MLW M-630 1972 M6055-05 acquired new Jan1972 Apr1972 to BCOL 714, 1972; to GE, 1990
715 MLW M-630 1972 M6055-06 acquired new Jan1972 Apr1972 to BCOL 715, 1972; to GE, 1991; to (D) A. Merrilees; scrapped
716 MLW M-630 1972 M6055-07 acquired new Jan1972 Apr1972 to BCOL 716, 1972; to GE, 1990
1001 MLW S-13 1959 82548 acquired new Jan1959 Apr1972 to BCOL 1001, 1972; to BCOL 501, 1987; to GWWD 501, 1989; to OSRX 501, 1994
1002 MLW S-13 1959 82549 acquired new Jan1959 Apr1972 to BCOL 1002, 1972; to BCOL 502, 1987; to Vancouver Wharves 827, 1992; to OSRX 502, 1996
1003 MLW S-13 1959 82550 acquired new Jan1959 Apr1972 to BCOL 1003, 1972; to BCOL 503, 1987; to GWWD 201, 1989
1004 FM H10-44 1949 10L174 nee CLC D1 1971 Apr1972 to BCOL 1004, 1972; retired and scrapped, 1975
6612 MLW S-10 1958 82417 nee CP 6612 1958 1959 returned to CP, 1959 (operated in CP colours 1958-59 pending delivery of 1001-1003)
6613 MLW S-10 1958 82418 nee CP 6613 1958 1959 returned to CP, 1959 (operated in CP colours 1958-59 pending delivery of 1001-1003)
RCC 1 Alco FB-1 1950 78288 ex SPS 210; nee SPS 8668-1 May1969 Apr1972 to BCOL RCC 1:1, 1972; to PNW-NRHS, 1988
RCC 2 MLW FPB-2 1955 81186 ex CN 6854; nee CN 6810 Nov1970 Apr1972 to BCOL RCC 2, 1972; to Locomotive Preservation Society, 1988
RCC 3 CLC CFB16-4 1953 2722 nee CP 4455 Jul1971 Apr1972 to BCOL RCC 3, 1972; to Cranbrook for preservation
RCC 4 CLC CFB16-4 1953 2723 nee CP 4456 Jul1971 Apr1972 to BCOL RCC 4, 1972; to Cranbrook for preservation

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