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Paul D. Roy (2009)

Paul D. Roy (with collection)Paul Roy started his railroading career in 1955 working on the track for Canadian Pacific Railway. He also served the Northern Alberta Railway, CN, and the Pacific Great Eastern, later BC Rail, over a 35-year career as a telegraph operator, station agent, train dispatcher and railway officer, retiring as a Train Supervisor at Roberts Bank.

Paul has a keen interest in railroading and started collecting artifacts in 1955 when he was issued a switch key by a CPR roadmaster. He has contributed countless hours of time and talent to various railway preservation projects in British Columbia.

Paul D. Roy (with Squamish mini-rail)He arranged for the donation of a former BC Rail electric locomotive, used in coal service in northwestern B.C., to the Prince George Railway Museum. At the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, Paul created the ever-popular mini-rail to introduce railways and rail history to a younger generation, and contributed a display car to the park





 
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