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Locomotive Engineers' ball, Calgary, 1914
NA-4914-10

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, General Committee of Adjustment, Canadian Pacific Railway Western Lines fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers constitution. - 1913-1981
Series 2Minutes. - 1911-1947
Series 3General Committee of Adjustment quarterly reports. - 1913-1954
Series 4General Committee of Adjustment circulars. - 1942-1972
Series 5Collective agreements. - 1901-1990
Series 6Canadian Railway Board of Adjustment No. 1 and Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration. - [1955]-1969
Series 7Operating rules and manuals. - 1935-1990
Series 8 Unprocessed records. - [ca. 1940-2005]

Inventory

Series1

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers constitution. - 1913-1981. - 5 cm of textual records. - The series consists of the Constitution and By-laws of the Grand International Division (later, International Division) of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and manuals for ritual and funeral service

M-8687-1Joint agreement between the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen adopted at a conference held in Chicago May 5-17, 1913 : and changes and amendments in the constitution and statutes of the B. of L.E. - [1913].
M-8687-2Constitution and by-laws of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. - 1933-1956. - Consists of 1933, 1947, 1930, 1956 revisions.
M-8687-3Constitution and bylaws of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. - 1981.
M-8687-4Ritual of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers : comprising form of opening and closing of Divisions, balloting, draping of Division charter, and memorial service ; form of initiation and installation of officers, instructions for nominations, elections and trials : together with the resolutions adopted at the triennial and special sessions of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers ; Funeral ceremony : B. of L.E. service for the grave, service for house or church. - 1950, 1956.
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Series 2

Minutes. - 1911-1947. - 10 cm of textual records. - The series consists of minutes of the General Committee of Adjustment (for all Canadian Pacific lines in Canada); the General Committee of Adjustment, Canadian Pacific Railway, Western Lines; the General Committee of Adjustment, Canadian Pacific Railway, Eastern Lines; and joint committees of the B. of L.E. and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen in the Canadian Pacific Western Lines. Meetings of the General Committees of Adjustment were held triennially, and some years are missing from the series.

M-8687-5General Committee of Adjustment, Canadian Pacific Railway : minutes. - 1915-1930.
M-8687-6General Committee of Adjustment, Canadian Pacific Railway : minutes. - 1932-1947.
M-8687-7General Committee of Adjustment, Canadian Pacific Railway, Western Lines : minutes. - 1911
M-8687-8General Committee of Adjustment, Canadian Pacific Railway, Western Lines : minutes. - 1915-1929.
M-8687-9General Committee of Adjustment, Canadian Pacific Railway, Eastern Lines : minutes. - 1917-1928.
M-8687-10Minutes of joint meeting of General Committee of Adjustment, B. of L.E and Joint Protective Board, B. of L. F. & E., Western Lines, Canadian Pacific Railway. - 1915-1916.
M-8687-11Minutes of joint meeting of the General Committee of Adjustment of the B. of L.E and General Grievance Committee of the B. of L.F. & E., representing Western Lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway. - 1917-1920.
M-8687-12Minutes of Joint Schedule Committee, B. of L.E. and B. of L.F & E., Western Lines, C.P.Ry. - 1918.
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Series 3

General Committee of Adjustment quarterly reports. - 1913-1954. - 27 cm of textual records. - The reports consist largely of day-to-day logs of the meetings and other activities of the General Chairman of the General Committee of Adjustment. A few reports are accompanied by more detailed reports on discussions with Management on particular issues. For 1950-1954 the reports cover the Western Lines only.

M-8687-13Index to quarterly reports, 1913-1918. - [1918].
M-8687-14Quarterly reports. - 1913. - Includes report and letter concerning standards of eyesight required for locomotive engineers.
M-8687-15Quarterly reports. - 1914.
M-8687-16Quarterly reports. - 1915.
M-8687-17Quarterly reports. - 1916.
M-8687-18Quarterly reports. - 1917.
M-8687-19Quarterly reports. - 1918.
M-8687-20Quarterly reports. - 1919.
M-8687-21Quarterly reports. - 1920.
M-8687-22Quarterly reports. - 1921.
M-8687-23Quarterly reports. - 1922.
M-8687-24Quarterly reports. - 1923.
M-8687-25Quarterly reports. - 1924.
M-8687-26Quarterly reports. - 1925.
M-8687-27Quarterly reports. - 1926.
M-8687-28Quarterly reports. - 1927-1928.
M-8687-29Quarterly reports. - 1929.
M-8687-30Quarterly reports. - 1930.
M-8687-31Quarterly reports. - 1931.
M-8687-32Quarterly reports. - 1932.
M-8687-33Quarterly reports. - 1933.
M-8687-34Quarterly reports. - 1934.
M-8687-35Quarterly reports. - 1935.
M-8687-36Quarterly reports. - 1936.
M-8687-37Quarterly reports. - 1937.
M-8687-38Quarterly reports. - 1938.
M-8687-39Quarterly reports. - 1939.
M-8687-40Quarterly reports. - 1940.
M-8687-41Quarterly reports. - 1941.
M-8687-42Quarterly reports. - 1942.
M-8687-43Quarterly reports. - 1943.
M-8687-44Quarterly reports. - 1944.
M-8687-45Quarterly reports. - 1945.
M-8687-46Quarterly reports. - 1946.
M-8687-47Quarterly reports. - 1947.
M-8687-48Quarterly reports. - 1948.
M-8687-49Quarterly reports. - 1949.
M-8687-50Quarterly reports. - 1950.
M-8687-51Quarterly reports. - 1951
M-8687-52Quarterly reports. - 1952.
M-8687-53Quarterly reports. - 1953.
M-8687-54Quarterly reports. - 1954.
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Series 4

General Committee of Adjustment circulars. - 1942-1972. - 22 cm of textual records. - The series consists of circular letters from the General Chairman of the General Committee of Adjustment to the membership. The circulars concern labour relations, working conditions, and internal union matters. The 1942-1947 circulars are arranged according to a numbering system and indexed. The 1953-1972 circulars are arranged according to a new numbering system.

M-8687-55Index of circulars 1-13. - [1945?].
M-8687-56Circulars 1-6. - 1942-1945.
M-8687-57Circulars 7-13. - 1942-1945.
M-8687-58Index of circulars 14-38. - 1947?].
M-8687-59Circulars 14-20. - 1942-1946.
M-8687-60Circulars 21-25. - 1942-1946.
M-8687-61Circulars 26-30. - 1942-1947.
M-8687-62Circulars 31-38. - 1942-1946.
M-8687-63Contents of circulars 39-65. -[1947?]
M-8687-64Circulars 39-45. - 1942-1945.
M-8687-65Circulars 46-50. - 1942-1947.
M-8687-66Circulars 51-55. - 1942-1944.
M-8687-67Circulars 56-60. - 1943-1944.
M-8687-68Circulars 61-65. - 1943-1944.
M-8687-69Circulars. - 1948.
M-8687-70Circulars. - 1949.
M-8687-71Circulars. - 1950.
M-8687-72Circulars. - 1951-1953.
M-8687-73Circulars 1-24. - 1953-1954.
M-8687-74Circulars 25-59. - 1955.
M-8687-75Circulars 60-67. - 1956.
M-8687-76Circulars 68-92. - 1957.
M-8687-77Circulars 93-104. - 1958.
M-8687-78Circulars 105-116. - 1959.
M-8687-79Circulars 117-128. - 1960.
M-8687-80Circulars 129-140. - 1961.
M-8687-81Circulars 141-162. - 1962.
M-8687-82Circulars 163-176. - 1963.
M-8687-83Circulars 177-184. - 1964.
M-8687-84Circulars 185-222. - 1965.
M-8687-85Circulars 223-246. - 1966.
M-8687-86Circulars 247-260. - 1967.
M-8687-87Circulars 261-273. - 1968.
M-8687-88Circulars 274-285. - 1969.
M-8687-89Circulars 286-307. - 1970.
M-8687-90Circulars 308-331. -1971.
M-8687-91Circulars 332-355. - 1972.
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Series 5

Collective agreements. - 1901-1990. - 24 cm of textual records. - The series consists of collective agreements between the General Committee of Adjustment and the Canadian Pacific Railway. The earlier collective agreements were incorporated into the Rates of Pay and Rules issued by the Railway. Some of them include rates of pay and rules for firemen and hostlers. Also included are a few agreements between the B. of L.E. and the CNR, agreements between the United Transportation Union and the CPR, and two booklets describing benefit plans for CPR employees. - Some of the titles described in this series have been abridged.

M-8687-92CPR, Pacific Division : schedule of rates and rules for locomotive engineers and firemen. - 1901.
M-8687-93CPR, Pacific Division : schedule of rates and rules for enginemen. - 1903.
M-8687-94CPR, Pacific Division : rates of pay and rules governing service of engineers. - 1907.
M-8687-95CPR, Pacific Division : rates of pay and rules governing service of firemen. - 1907.
M-8687-96CPR, Western Lines, British Columbia Division : rates of pay and rules governing services of locomotive engineers. - 1911. - 2 printings.
M-8687-97CPR, Western Division : schedule of rates and rules for enginemen. - 1903.
M-8687-98CPR, Western Lines : rates of pay and rules governing services of locomotive engineers. - 1911. - And supplement, 1916.
M-8687-99CPR, Western Lines : rates of pay and rules governing service of locomotive engineers, firemen, and hostlers. - 1917-1920.
M-8687-100CPR, Western Lines : rates of pay and rules governing the service of engineers. - 1929. - Reprinted 1942.
M-8687-101Collective agreement : CPR & B. of L.E., Prairie and Pacific Regions. - 1952, 1962.
M-8687-102Collective agreement : CPR & B. of L.E., Prairie and Pacific Regions. - 1971, 1977.
M-8687-103Collective agreement : Canadian Pacific Ltd. & B. of L.E., heavy haul systems, Thunder Bay and west. - 1989.
M-8687-104CPR, Central Division : schedule of rates and rules for enginemen. - 1903.
M-8687-105CPR, Eastern Lines : rates of pay and rules governing service of locomotive engineers. - 1917.
M-8687-106CPR, Eastern Lines : rates of pay and rules governing service of locomotive engineers, firemen, and hostlers. - 1920.
M-8687-107CPR, Eastern Lines : rates of pay and rules governing service of locomotive engineers. - 1927.
M-8687-108CPR, Eastern Lines : rates of pay and rules governing service of locomotive engineers. - 1927. - Rev. and re-issued 1939.
M-8687-109Collective agreement : CPR and B. of L.E., Eastern Region. - 1951, 1953.
M-8687-110Collective agreement : CPR and B. of L.E., Atlantic and Eastern Regions : also applicable to Quebec Central Railway Company. - Reprinted 1965. - 2 copies with different covers.
M-8687-111Collective agreements : Canadian Pacific Ltd. and United Transportation Union. - 1976, 1989.
M-8687-112Canadian Pacific : Disability plan and life insurance ; Dental, extended health, and vision care plans. - 1989-1990.
M-8687-113Memorandum of agreements and interpretations between CNR, Western Lines and its engineers. - 1930. - [Amended to 1945].
M-8687-114CNR (Western Region) : rates of pay and rules governing locomotive engineers. - 1930. - Re-arranged and re-printed 1957.
M-8687-115CNR, Atlantic and Central Regions : rates of pay and rules governing service of locomotive engineers. - 1929. - Reprinted 1951.
M-8687-116CNR, Atlantic and Central regions : rates of pay and rules governing service of locomotive engineers. - 1929. - Reprinted 1957.
M-8687-117Agreement 1.1 between CNR and B. of L.E. - 1978. - Amended 1979.
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Series 6

Canadian Railway Board of Adjustment No. 1 and Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration. - 1954-1969. - 8 cm of textual records. - The series consists of reports of Canadian government bodies whose function was to resolve labour disputes in the railway industry. Consists of triennial reports of the Canadian Railway Board of Adjustment No. 1 (1954-1963) and reports on individual cases heard by its successor, the Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration (1965-1969).

M-8687-118The Canadian Railway Board of Adjustment No. 1 : report of proceedings of Board. - 12th-15th. - 1954-1963. - Covers period 1951-1963.
M-8687-119Canadian Railway Board of Arbitration : cases no. 1-48. - 1965-1966.
M-8687-120Canadian Railway Board of Arbitration : cases no. 49-99. - 1967.
M-8687-121Canadian Railway Board of Arbitration : cases no. 100-166. - 1968-1969.
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Series 7

Operating rules and manuals. - 1935-1990. - 21 cm of textual records. - The series consists of manuals issued to employees of the Canadian Pacific Railway containing rules for the safe operation of its rolling stock and equipment.

M-8687-122CPR : maintenance of way instructions. - 1935.
M-8687-123CPR : air brake and air train signal rules. - 1937.
M-8687-124CPR : questions covering mechanical examinations for locomotive engineers. - 1945.
M-8687-125CPR : answers to questions covering mechanical examinations for locomotive engineers. - 1945.
M-8687-126CPR : air and dynamic brake and air signal systems. - 1950.
M-8687-127CPR : general instructions pertaining to the movement of trains, engines and cars. - 1958, 1962.
M-8687-128CPR : train handling and other instructions relating to brake and communicating signal equipment. - 1959, 1975.
M-8687-129CPR : mechanical examinations for enginemen. - 1959.
M-8687-130CPR : rules for the operation, maintenance, inspection and testing of air brake and communicating signal equipment on motive power, cars, and work equipment. - 1959, 1971.
M-8687-131Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada : uniform code of operating rules. - Revision. - 1962.
M-8687-132CPR : code of safety rules and safe practices. - [1963].
M-8687-133GM, Electro-Motive Division : SD40-2 operator's manual. - 3rd ed. - 1963.
M-8687-134CPR : haulage capacity, diesel-electric units. - 1980.
M-8687-135CPR : remote locomotive operation and slow speed control. - Rev. - 1982.
M-8687-136CPR : safety and accident prevention code. - 1983.
M-8687-137CPR : train accident cause finding. - 1985.
M-8687-138CPR : railway air brake minimum inspection, testing and operating standards. - 1986.
M-8687-139CPR : railway protection of track units and maintenance work regulations. - 1988.
M-8687-140CPR : air brakes and train handling. - 1988, 1989.
M-8687-141Railway Association of Canada : Canadian rail operating rules. - 1990.
M-8687-142CPR : general operating instructions : effective with CROR. - [1990?].
M-8687-143CPR : safety and prevention rules. - 1990.

Series 8

Unprocessed records. - [ca. 1940-2005]. - This material has not been processed. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-9047 Collective agreements. [accession 2004.101]
M-9197 Correspondence and office records. - [ca. 1940-1990]. - 2.7 m of textual records [accession 2006.117]
M-9282 Collective agreements and operating manuals for union members of the two predecessors of Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the United Transportation Union. - [ca. 1970-2005]. - 20 cm of textual records. [accession 2008.064]
M-9339 Correspondence and office records. - [ca. 1950-1997]. - 1.5 m of textual records [accession 2008.136]
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