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Bob Davis (
Date:5/10/2010 1:06:05 AM
Subject:Pleased at Progress
Just looked at the latest photos (I check in fairly regularly). My wife and I visited last October and were quite pleased at what we saw. Many years ago we rode 1225 on Members' Night at OERM and noted that it ran well, but looked rather shabby. Good to see the first motor back from rehab, also the new resistor box. The resistor box looks like a way to get the car back in service with parts that are more easily replaceable. If anyone comments unfavorably, just tell them "What do you think BCERy would have installed if they were still running the car?"

William Ross (
Date:12/11/2009 2:04:31 AM
Subject:fond memories
My father was a motorman with the BCER in the early 50's. I can remember going down to the old station in New West. to see him. He would lift us up so that we could push the bell pedal that was located on the floor.Sometimes we would go upstairs to the staff room with him I can remember riding into Vancouver on the trams when I was about 4 or 5 . At christmas time we used to go to the BCER christmas party that was usually held at Lord Tweedsmuir school in New West. IN the summer there was the picnics out at confederation Park in Burnaby.I hope to make it over soon to see the tram.

Brian Kingman (
Date:10/10/2009 7:56:39 PM
Subject:Centennial Year - 2010
Wouldn't it be nice to get a couple of weekends set aside next year for Tram Trips. Lets say Scott Road to Chilliwack. We here in Mount Lehman have fond memories of the BCER Tram. An essential service for our farm from 1910 til its' demiss in 1952. We also would like to incorporate our annual country fair held mid September to have a fun stop for those who wish to disembark and take a wagon ride down to the fair for a few minutes or be picked up on the Trams retrun trip.

Larry Brough (
Date:10/1/2009 5:04:44 PM
I'm working on a history of the Niles Car & Mfg. Co. of Niles, Ohio and I believe that BCE had some Niles cars.At least the 1912 Electric Railway Journal indicated an order and there appear to be photos. Can someone elaborate?

Bob Davis (
Date:9/11/2009 3:40:10 AM
Subject:Good show!
I've been following the progress on 1225 ever since it arrived back in BC, and it's a very gratifying story. As one of the OERM volunteers who helped with the loading process back in 2005, I'm glad to see a car that ran OK but needed body work badly approaching "done". Question: My wife and I are planning a trip to the northwest and hope to visit the Vancouver area sometime in mid-October. Would it be possible to arrange for a visit to see 1225 and "The Duke"?

Paul Colbeck (
Date:7/25/2009 7:50:39 PM
Subject:Good Luck for the Future!
We do not manage to visit BC every year, but hopefully next time we are in the area you will have a little part of the track in operation. Also too early for Granville Island and Canada Line on this years visit. Best of luck. Paul Colbeck York, UK (visiting White Rock)

Marlene Eddy Gray (
Date:7/17/2009 6:52:50 PM
I vividly remember, in the early 1950's, waiting at Sullivan Station with my mother for a trip into Cloverdale. Would love to see the Interurban running again. Looking forward to attending your next Open House.
May 28, 2010