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Thu, Apr 04

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Chilliwack Museum

Heritage Chats - Fraser Valley Heritage Railway

Preserving a piece of the Lower Mainland 's train history.

Heritage Chats - Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
Heritage Chats - Fraser Valley Heritage Railway

Time & Location

Apr 04, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Chilliwack Museum, 45820 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1T3, Canada

About the event

From the early 1900s to the mid 1950s the BC Electric Railway served as the main transportation link throughout the Lower Mainland.  Using both Streetcars in Vancouver and Interurbans to places such as Steveston, Richmond, Burnaby.  The longest line ran from New Westminster to Chilliwack.  In fact, it was the introduction of this railway that actually brought electricity to the Fraser Valley.  There are only 7 Interurban trains remaining in existence and the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society owns 4 of them.  Based in Cloverdale it now has 3 operational cars and 1 currently in restoration.

David Hobson is a Volunteer with the FVHRS and will present an illustrated talk about the organization's history, current operations, future aspirations and volunteer opportunities.

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