Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society: Preserving the BC Electric Railway


hello fellow travelers today on Exit
Thru the Gift Shop we’re at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society here we’re standing inside one of only
seven remaining cars from the BC Electric Railway this is an interurban
car the four of those are housed right here at the Fraser Valley Heritage
Railway this is a map of the BC Electric
Railway routes which existed from the early 1900’s through until the 1950s
it’s incredible to think that an electric transit system was in place
back then that was even more extensive than what we have today and stretched
all the way from Vancouver to out to Chilliwack area the Heritage Railways Society is
committed to restoring all four cars that they currently own this one is
number 1231 and it’s currently restoration in progress in the future
they hope to be able to actually run on all four cars and extend their route as
far as ithe Newton area in the Discovery Center you can view
several interurban streetcars which are at various stages of restoration as well
as artifacts from the area outside you can actually take a ride on the speeder
which you can see down here or one of the working interrban street cars as
well so come down check it out this is a very
cool way to experience a lost part of our BC heritage very amazing to think
that that they had an Electric railway system far more expansive than
what we have in today and a hundred years later we’re now switching back
from fossil fuels back to to electric vehicles and seeing the expansion of
things like skytrain to further our transit system so as usual please like
and subscribe check out the interactive map link below to see other cool places
that I’ve been to but for now it’s time to Exit Thru the Gift Shop

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