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Floyd Yeats fonds


Physical Description:
2.3 m of textual records. -- 3787 photographs. -- 3 films. -- 47 audio cassettes

Floyd Wood Yeats, 1919-2000, was born in Field, British Columbia and moved with his family to Calgary, Alberta in 1921. He started a career with the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1937 and worked until 1979. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War. He was a member of the Bow Valley Railroad Club, Canadian Pacific Pensioners, and the Calgary Group of the British Railway Modellers of North America. With the latter organization he published Canadian Pacific's Big Hill : A Hundred Years of Operation / by Floyd Yeats. -- Calgary : Calgary Group of the British Railway Modellers of North America, 1985. Throughout his life he took photographs of Canadian Pacific locomotives, rolling stock, events, etc and collected material related to CPR history. Yeats and his wife, Lorna Lenore Falls, 1918-1998, had two children Terry (Dickieson) and Trevor.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of photographs taken by Yeats of CPR locomotives and rolling stock, events, railway stations, and related views; photographs taken by other photographers of the same subjects; a postcard collection of railway views; films of railway operations; correspondence and record interviews with other railway enthusiasts (especially Oliver Stanley) re photograph identifications and exchanges; CPR marketing material; and engineers' orders, trip tickets and timetables.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Terry and Barry Dickieson and Trevor Yeats, 2014-2015.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-9679, PA-4013, PB-1010, F-210, RCT-987

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