OPEN HOUSE May 18, 19 & 20, Noon to 4pm
Start up June 22
Our mission: To restore and to operate heritage interurban cars on the original BC Electric Railway Route through Surrey and the Fraser Valley to link heritage tourism destinations.
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Then please drop by the Cloverdale Station for our Open House May 18, 19 & 20.
The restored BCER Interurban car 1225 will be at the station for viewing each day (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) during the Rodeo from Noon to 4pm. The station will be open for your inspection and a choice of our refreshments. The paint is dry and the flowers are in bloom.
BCER 1225 will be at the platform, this is a chance to take a walk through the car and imagine what it was like to ride from downtown Vancouver, New Westminster out to Cloverdale 100 years ago. Next month you can return for an actual ride over the same line to find out if your imagination is accurate.
May 19 - well it might be raining elsewhere, but the sun is always shining in Cloverdale. We are waiting for you to come ride BCER 1225.
May 19 - The Station Master's office has a great view of the car at the platform. All we need is to see you arriving and getting aboard. Last day for Open House is Monday May 20 Noon to 4pm.
May 18 - Our very first Station CREW ready and waiting for the crowds.
May 18 - Waiting on the platform for the train to arrive.
May 18 - a few lucky visitors were able to get a short ride when 1225 was repositioned.
The view from HWY 10 when 1225 is positioned for Open House duty.
The good folks at G&F Financial Group Foundation have supported our desire to have facilities for mobility-challenged access to BCER 1225. The donation of funds to purchase a lift to help with access from the platform to the Interurban has arrived in time for the lift to be installed for Opening day.
May 16, 2013 The draft minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting are now available on-line. The minutes will be officially approved at the 2014 AGM.
The results of the Board of Directors election are: elected for a two year term are Ron Powers, Ray Hudson, Peter Holt, Larry Perkins, Terry Nichols and John Sprung.
The full listing of the 2013 Board of Directors is now available.
We start running on June 22, with an official ribbon cutting at Noon. On Sunday June 23, we have a special event with some of our favorite characters from Cloverdale's past.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays through to Oct 14.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, on the hour, last train leaves at 3pm.
Cloverdale to Sullivan & return (approx. 30 minutes)
Adults = $10.00, Children 12 and under = $5.00
There are 19 spaces to the east of the station, and additional parking on-street on 176th Street and 176A Street. Lots of parking in the Cloverdale Town Center.
The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society has some pretty special neighbours: Clover Square Mall has many restaurants, stores and services. For Pub fare, there are Rusty’s and the Clydesdale Inn, and beside it the Coast Country Diner for a great breakfast or lunch.
We’d like to suggest that you drop in and visit these fine businesses, as well as the other civic amenities including the the Surrey Museum, the Surrey Archives, the Vintage Truck Museum, and walk historic Cloverdale main street. We hope you enjoy our neighbourhood while you are visiting us.
We are pleased to welcome you aboard. This is possible with the generous support of:
April 1, 2013 - and not an Aprils Fools story. The Replica Cloverdale Station has been completed. Click here to see more about all the companies and people who helped out with many forms of support.
This years Annual General Meeting will be on Saturday April 27th at the Hampton Inn on the Langley Bypass. Registration starts at 12:30pm, the meeting starts at 1:00pm. Please click here for more information.
We are most pleased to bring you a Centenary Celebration of the B.C. Electric Railway Fraser Valley line. This publication looks at some of the events over the past 100 years on the BCER line, and a glimpse of what might be in the near future.
Written by Ray Hudson and Henry Ewert, this includes a few images rarely seen along with sections of the map of the BCER 1909-1950 created by David Reuss.
Our thanks to our partners and sponsors: Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission, SRY Rail Link, Buchanan Printing and The Leader.
You will need the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the publication.
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