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Important Dates

  • Sat. Aug 29 - KIDSWORLD 2015
  • Oct 24 & 25 - Special Halloween train
  • Nov 7 & 8 - Van. Train Expo - PNE Forum

Welcome to FVHRS

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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2015 Season

Halloween Special Event

Are you ready for a fun filled scary ride? If so, join us on a Halloween Special event ride on Sat. Oct 24 or Sun. Oct 25 for the Haunted Halloween Ghost Train. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 11th at the Cloverdale Station.

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Special Events - Sat Aug 29

- KIDSworld

This Saturday the Cloverdale Station and BCER 1225 will be part of the KIDSWorld program that encourages KIDS from 4 to 15, accompanied by a parent or guardian, to explore their community together while learning more about how the world works.

This will be our second year hosting KIDSWorld members. As before and similar to other venues around the Lower Mainland, please bring your valid membership card for free admittance. We will be following the recommended policy from KIDSWorld: No membership card, no free entry.

- Vancouver Morse Code club

We are pleased to welcome the Vancouver Morse Code club to the Station. They will provide a Morse code telegraph demonstration from 10.00am to 3.00pm. This will be an opportunity to see and hear how communications between stations took place 100years ago

Schedule

This weekend BCER 1225 will leave the Cloverdale Station at the scheduled times on our regular trip to Sullivan and return.

For the remainder of our regular 2015 season,  to Thanksgiving (Oct 11), we will operate (5 trains each Saturday and Sunday day) without interruptions. Our regular run will be from the Cloverdale Station to Sullivan and return. Please be aware that we may still experience (very ) occasional delays due to other freight activity or track maintenance. Ticket price ($10 adults, $5 juniors) is for the ride on BCER 1225.

After your trip please enjoy the historic car barn tours, a Speeder ride, an  opportunity to try our new 'simulator' and to check out the restored Velocipede. The Car Barn tour, speeder rides and Velocipede will be an additional $5 for adults, no charge for juniors.

Train Schedule

all times are departure from Cloverdale:

Tickets

Tickets for BCER 1225 are available up to 15 minutes before departure. Adults $10 return, Children up to 12 years $5 return

Tickets for speeder rides and carbarn tour, Children up to 12 free. Adults $5

FAQ

Harry Taylor on the restored Velocipede

The Velocipede. Director Harry Taylor operating, with BCER 1225 in the background standing at Cloverdale Station. Photo by Ray Hudson.

Please check our facebook page for any updates. All times and schedules subject to track availability.

We are a volunteer group, we operate the Interurban on weekends only (Saturday and Sunday, subject to track availability) until the Thanksgiving weekend.

As with any railway, motive power, schedules and fares are subject to change without notice. Adverse weather conditions or technical/safety problems may prevent operations.

Please do not park in the Clydesdale inn or Country Diner parking lots adjacent to the station when riding the interurban.

Stay Tuned

We are planning some special events for the 2015 season. Please check back for more news on Halloween and Christmas events.


Would you like to join our volunteers?

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.


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:

SRY Raillink   City of Surrey   BC Hydro


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.

Contact us

Check our FAQ page for answers. Still not answered? send us a note.

Telephone - Cloverdale Station & car barn: 604 574 9056
e-mail: q@fvhrs.org
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FVHRS
Tweet us at @FVHeritageRail or see Twitter.com/FVHeritageRail

Parking

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.

Neighbours

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.


Celebrating 100 years of the Fraser Valley Line.

100 years of the BCER in the Fraser Valley

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.

Click here to download the PDF version of the Centenary Celebration of the BCER Fraser Valley line.

You will need the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the publication.

Contact the webmaster:

For comments about this website, or other inquiries about the society, please contact the webmaster: webmaster @ fvhrs.org

2015 Aug 24