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British Columbia Electric Railway Company line car

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-373
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the L.6BCER, a British Columbia Electric Railway line car, used to repair overhead power lines along interurban tracks. Photographed near Jubilee Station, between Imperial and Nelson.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-373
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the L.6BCER, a British Columbia Electric Railway line car, used to repair overhead power lines along interurban tracks. Photographed near Jubilee Station, between Imperial and Nelson.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Maintenance Tools and Equipment
Occupations - Railroad Labourers
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Jubilee station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company interurban no. 1306 at Marine Drive in New Westminster.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company interurban no. 1306 at Marine Drive in New Westminster.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Accession Code
BV988.9.5
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1930]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/7/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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British Columbia Electric Railway Company trams no. 1225 and 1230

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1939] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w photocopy ; 16.5 x 27.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company trams no. 1225 and 1230 linked together and going through an intersection. The destination board at the front reads, "BURNABY LK", indicating it is the Burnaby Lake line. There are street signs on the lamppost on the street corner at the left …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w photocopy ; 16.5 x 27.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company trams no. 1225 and 1230 linked together and going through an intersection. The destination board at the front reads, "BURNABY LK", indicating it is the Burnaby Lake line. There are street signs on the lamppost on the street corner at the left but only the crossing street sign, "5th AVE" is visible. There are hand painted advertisements for "COAL/ SAWDUST/ WOOD" and "FUEL" in the background.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line
Accession Code
BV003.24.1
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1939] (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Copy print is a digital reproduction of an original photograph
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace (nee Dommet) and Lionel "Judge" Thould's "dinky" store at Highland Park Interurban station on the Central Park Interurban line.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-006
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace (nee Dommet) and Lionel "Judge" Thould's "dinky" store at Highland Park Interurban station on the Central Park Interurban line.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Buller Avenue
Burnaby - Beresford Street
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Highland Park station
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-367
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Connaught Hill station on the Central Park Interurban right-of-way at 10th Avenue. To the right, a spur line to the gravel pit used as ballast on tract beds near the Stride garbage dump. The Skytrain maintenance centre was later located there.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-367
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Connaught Hill station on the Central Park Interurban right-of-way at 10th Avenue. To the right, a spur line to the gravel pit used as ballast on tract beds near the Stride garbage dump. The Skytrain maintenance centre was later located there.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 10th Avenue
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Connaught Hill station
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
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Fraser Arms Interurban station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35510
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-368
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Fraser Arm Interurban station at Gilley Avenue. Lyle Le Grove became a British Columbia Electric Railway buff because his father worked at the British Columbia Electric Railway New Westminster maintenance depot for many years.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-368
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Fraser Arm Interurban station at Gilley Avenue. Lyle Le Grove became a British Columbia Electric Railway buff because his father worked at the British Columbia Electric Railway New Westminster maintenance depot for many years.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Gilley Avenue
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Fraser Arms station
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Hill Area
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Central Park Interurban trams

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35512
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-370
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Central Park Interurban trams at Royal Oak Station. Jimmy Strachan, the motorman, is not visible.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-370
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Central Park Interurban trams at Royal Oak Station. Jimmy Strachan, the motorman, is not visible.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Royal Oak station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
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Burnaby Lake Interurban tram

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35514
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-372
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby Lake Interurban tram interior.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-372
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a Burnaby Lake Interurban tram interior.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.4 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
204-374
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Duke of Connaught's Interurban tram, called that because the Duke used it on visit to British Columbia as Governor General of Canada. It was used on the Central Park Interurban line and on the Chilliwack run.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-374
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.4 x 12.7 cm print
Material Details
Photograph has been cropped
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Duke of Connaught's Interurban tram, called that because the Duke used it on visit to British Columbia as Governor General of Canada. It was used on the Central Park Interurban line and on the Chilliwack run.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Burnaby Lake Interurban

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1954]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm print
Item No.
328-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Burnaby Lake Interurban in the snow. The house in the background is 2231 Fareham Street, a short street that ran behind Elwell and the tram tracks about midway between the Cumberland Road and Hill Street Stations. This rail line route is now the route of Highway 1 through Burnaby.…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1954]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
328-001
Accession Number
BHS996-14
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Burnaby Lake Interurban in the snow. The house in the background is 2231 Fareham Street, a short street that ran behind Elwell and the tram tracks about midway between the Cumberland Road and Hill Street Stations. This rail line route is now the route of Highway 1 through Burnaby. The uppermost window in the house was the donor's bedroom.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Fareham Street
British Columbia - Highway 1
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
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Highland Park station dinky store

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-628
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the "dinky" store (so-called because of its small size) at Highland Park Interurban station at Buller Avenue. In front: Margaret Thould. Lionel Thould, who opened this store, later opened a similar store at Fraser Arm Interurban station and gave up the Highland Park store when buses…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-628
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the "dinky" store (so-called because of its small size) at Highland Park Interurban station at Buller Avenue. In front: Margaret Thould. Lionel Thould, who opened this store, later opened a similar store at Fraser Arm Interurban station and gave up the Highland Park store when buses replaced first street cars, then Interurban trams.
Subjects
Occupations - Clerks
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Documentary Artifacts - Newspapers
Names
Thould, Margaret
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Buller Avenue
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Highland Park station
Planning Study Area
Windsor Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1930 and 1950]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company interurban tram no.1007 with "CENTRAL PARK" written on the front board sign and a uniformed conductor at the wheel. The Central Park Interurban rail line connected the Central Park neighbourhood to Vancouver.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Material Details
Photograph has scalloped edges
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company interurban tram no.1007 with "CENTRAL PARK" written on the front board sign and a uniformed conductor at the wheel. The Central Park Interurban rail line connected the Central Park neighbourhood to Vancouver.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Accession Code
BV002.20.1
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1930 and 1950]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Photographer
William A. Steventon
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamped on verso of photograph reads: "RAILROAD ["BCE" written in pencil]/ CAR NUMBER ["1007" written in pencil]/ LOCATION / [note on restriction on reproduction]/ WILLIAM A. STEVENTON, Hawkins, Wisconsin"
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B.C. Electric Railway Co. Observation Car

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 22, 1934
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 23.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, full of people and conducted by "Teddy" Lyons. The car number is 124, and a sign on the rear end of the car reads, "See Vancouver / Two Hour / Trip / Fare 35c." The photograph was probably taken prior to 4:00 pm, as there are signs hang…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5 x 23.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, full of people and conducted by "Teddy" Lyons. The car number is 124, and a sign on the rear end of the car reads, "See Vancouver / Two Hour / Trip / Fare 35c." The photograph was probably taken prior to 4:00 pm, as there are signs hanging on the car by the conductor that read, "Extra Trip / 7:00 PM" and "Next Trip / 4:00 PM." There are restaurants and various stores which line the street by the tracks in the background. The caption printed on the front bottom of the photo reads, "B.C. Electric Rly. Co. Observation Car, Vancouver. / "Teddy" Lyons, Conductor. Harry Bullen Photo. 2608 Gran. Bayview 8869." Stamped on the back of the photo is "Vancouver, B.C. Jul 22 1934."
Subjects
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Industries - Tourism
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Bullen, Harry
Lyons, Teddy
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV972.142.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
July 22, 1934
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
For another photograph of BCER car # 124, but from a different year, see photograph HV973.26.143 For another photograph of BCER observation car by Harry Bullen, see HV975.88.1
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
15-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Harry Bullen
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
In "History of Metropolitan Vancouver" at http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/chronology6.htm, it notes that Harry Bullen sold long narrow souvenir photographs of the passengers taken in the car
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Loading Strawberries, BCERy, Douglas Road, Burnaby BC

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Item No.
477-938
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in t…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-938
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in their own horse and cart as they bring their strawberries to the station.
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Carts
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Wagons
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Hill, Bernard R
Sprott, Charles
Clayton, George Evert
Sprott, Edgar
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Caption on recto of photograph reads: "Loading Strawberries, B.C.E.Ry., Douglas Rd., Burnaby, B.C."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
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Early History of the British Columbia Electric Power System

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 20, 1936 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 programme (photocopied)
Item No.
42579
Storage Location
68-1-2-4
Scope and Content
Item is a photocopy of a booklet entitled "Early History of The British Columbia Electric Power System in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia" an address given by A. Vilstrup, Chief Electrical Engineer, British Columbia Electric Railway Co. Ltd, before the Vancouver Section of the American Insti…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 20, 1936 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 programme (photocopied)
Description Level
Item
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera Collection
Item No.
42579
Storage Location
68-1-2-4
Accession Number
BHS996-23
Scope and Content
Item is a photocopy of a booklet entitled "Early History of The British Columbia Electric Power System in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia" an address given by A. Vilstrup, Chief Electrical Engineer, British Columbia Electric Railway Co. Ltd, before the Vancouver Section of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Continuation of title: "...in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia"
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-1953
Collection/Fonds
Alvin Burtch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 1 photograph
Storage Location
MSS067
BHS493
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a file of records pertaining to the purchase of the lot and the building of Alvin Burtch's house in Burnaby, as well as a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Burtch in his BCER uniform.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923-1953
Collection/Fonds
Alvin Burtch fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 1 photograph
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS067
BHS493
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a file of records pertaining to the purchase of the lot and the building of Alvin Burtch's house in Burnaby, as well as a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Burtch in his BCER uniform.
History/Biography
Alvin Burtch was a British Columbia Electric Railway Conductor who drove for the BCER for thirty-eight years, most notably, thirty of those years were on the Burnaby Lake Line. He was the driver for the line's final run in 1953 (in his thirty-seventh year of service). His daughter Hazel Cunningham grew up in Burnaby and married "Friends of the Carousel" member Harry Sumner.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]-1982
Collection/Fonds
Bancroft family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 boxes of textual records, 7 photographs and 1 map
Storage Location
MSS030
BHS490
BHS507
MSS110
Scope and Content
Collection consists of publications, correspondence and other miscellaneous papers relating to the Bancroft family's interests and work history; topics include gardening, raising poultry, the liberal government and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Also included are photographs of the Bancroft family (…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]-1982
Collection/Fonds
Bancroft family collection
Physical Description
4 boxes of textual records, 7 photographs and 1 map
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS030
BHS490
BHS507
MSS110
Scope and Content
Collection consists of publications, correspondence and other miscellaneous papers relating to the Bancroft family's interests and work history; topics include gardening, raising poultry, the liberal government and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Also included are photographs of the Bancroft family (and friends) as well as ephemera pertaining to agricultural farming and the air force.
History/Biography
Ann Eliza (Annie) was born in August of 1861. After marrying R. Croucher, Ann moved her family to British Columbia in 1907. Their daughter Rose Croucher was born in January of 1895 and studied geometrical drawing using Blair’s Canadian Drawing Series workbooks. On on February 21, 1914, Rose Croucher and James Oakes Bancroft married in Vancouver. Together they had three children; James A. in 1916 or 1917, Rosie, then George E. in August of 1927. The Bancroft family were poultry farmers throughout the early 1900s, transporting their farmed eggs from Burnaby to the Hudson’s Bay Company Vancouver using the British Columbia Electric Railway system. Rose Bancroft also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Central Park Poultry Co-op Association in the 1920s until her husband's death in 1930 at the age of 42. In the late thirties and early forties, while James A. Bancroft was stationed in Calgary with the Royal Canadian Air Force, his younger siblings lived together with their mother and grandmother at 1963 21st Avenue in Burnaby. Young Rosie Bancroft studied French and England’s history in Social Studies in 1937 and her brother George studied the seasons in General Science II in 1942. Grandmother Ann died in 1962 at the age of 99. Her daughter Rose died three years later at the age of 76.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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