Collection 2017-39 - Allison family railway collection

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CA ON00156 2017-39


Allison family railway collection


  • 1916-2005 (Creation)

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2cm of textual records

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Tom Allison was a resident of Belleville, Ontario with an interest in railway history. He started working for the Canadian National Railway in 1950.

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Materials obtained by Cleland James Allison and his son, Tom.

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Grand Trunk Railway and Canadian National Railway materials collected by Cleland James Allison and Tom Allison, including: Grand Trunk Railway Employees' Timetable 41 for Belleville and Montreal divisions, April 1922 Canadian National Railways Conductors' and Brakemen's seniority list, January 1940 Memorandum to C. J. Allison commending him for detecting a broken truck in Gananoque, 1 September 1944 Railway Operating Rules, 1916, 1929, 1951, 1962
*Texts of four talks on railway history given by Tom Allison, 1990-2005

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