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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For an idea of the history of rail in Surrey, see this video from the Surrey Archives on YouTube.
We are pleased to welcome you aboard. This is possible with the generous support of:
to the many people who came out to ride on BCER 1225, the speeder and tour through the replica Cloverdale Station, car barn and BCER 961, it was quite a year!
The often interrupted 2014 season saw 2,800 passengers on 1225 and 1,000 passengers on the speeder. Much lower that we had anticipated but we do have plans underway to improve for next year. The by-pass track to guarantee access to the SRY mainline is well under construction. When completed later this year it will allow not only BCER 1225 to maintain the full schedule, we will also extend the speeder ride. We have other plans formulating to enhance the car barn tours and provide more interactive displays, so check back for updates.
On the final Saturday of our 2014 season we hosted a live broadcast of the Let's Talk Trains show, with Bob and Elizabeth Alkire. Podcast of the show and previous podcasts back to 2009, are available at their web site: LetsTalkTrains.com .
PNR crew hard at work setting the rail - the traditional way! Photo: Oct 10, 2014, Ray Crowther
Next season we will maintain our full operating schedule now that we will have access to the mainline track. Please be aware that we may still have (very ) occasional delays due to other freight activity.
We will run from mid-May to Thanksgiving (Oct 11, 2015). Our opening day in May 2015 will be decided before the end of 2014. Please check back here for updates.
We are also scheduling some special events during the year, more news later.
Please visit our facebook page to see what we've been up to, catch the Picture-of-the-Day and give us a "Like."
The success of our operation is really due to your continued assistance. We hope you had a good season, despite the quite to busy changes brought on by the schedule interruptions. The Station CREW, Rail operations on 1225, the speeder and tour guides are the wonderful and dedicated people who meet all our visitors and passengers with a big smile. It is obvious to us that you too are enjoying yourselves. We really could not have come this far without out you! - From the Board of Directors, FHVRS.
We ask for a half day, to a full day, of your time at a minimum once a month. We provide training, opportunity to try many roles with our Crews, and possibly a good time with a great crew. Interested? Please call 604.574.9056 and we will tell you more.
Visit us at the Cloverdale Station, foot of 176A St, just south of HWY 10 (56 Ave) in Surrey. We are across the street from the original Surrey City Hall, now the Surrey Archives, which is next to the Surrey Museum.
Check our FAQ page for answers. Still not answered? send us a note.
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 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.
For comments about this website, or other inquiries about the society, please contact the webmaster: webmaster @ fvhrs.org