Fonds MsC-259 - Mac Norris fonds

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Mac Norris fonds

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  • [197?]-[199?] (Creation)
    Norris, Mac
    British Columbia

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15 m of textual records

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Mackenzie Charles "Mac" Norris had a railroad career spanning 20 years with the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP Rail) and 20 years with the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) / BC Rail. He was born June 2, 1925 in Silverton, B.C. and raised in Nelson. He served as a pilot in the RCAF and the RNVR Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War. In 1951, he graduated from the University of British Columbia (B.A.Sc. - (Forest Engineering)). While he was a student at UBC he worked in sawmills, logging camps and timber cruising throughout B.C. From 1978 until 1990, Mac was President/CEO and Director of the BC Rail Group of Companies; during his tenure as Vice-President and President the railway was rebuilt and reorganized. He was also a founding director of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations.

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Records were in the custody of Mac and Clara Norris until their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books in 2008.

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Fonds consists of business records relating to the management and operation of BC Rail, when Mac Norris worked for the company. Records include reports, financial information, board materials, press releases, speeches, and correspondence.

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Created January 18, 2016. SS

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