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B.C. Transit Centennial: Chilliwack and Fraser Valley Way Points

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 videocassette (2 hr., 3 min., 4 sec.) : VHS, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
The film shows Lower Mainland trams on their various routes, and an excursion train. The trams are shown travelling through Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, North Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. The excursion train was filmed in Washington State, U.S.A. 0:00 – 16:18: a Burn…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Video collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV012.37.12
Physical Description
1 videocassette (2 hr., 3 min., 4 sec.) : VHS, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Material Details
VHS video tape in slip case "1950 / BCE Rail Archives / Burn. Lake / Central Park / Oak-Marploe / Skagit / Tourist Ride Chilliwack" hand written on label.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
The film shows Lower Mainland trams on their various routes, and an excursion train. The trams are shown travelling through Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, North Delta, Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. The excursion train was filmed in Washington State, U.S.A. 0:00 – 16:18: a Burnaby Lake Line tram from the Carrall Street depot in Vancouver to the Sapperton terminus, New Westminster. 16:18 – 30:20: a Central Park Line tram from the New Westminster depot to the Carrall Street depot. 30:20 - 40:53: an Oak St. Line tram from Victory Square to the Marpole terminus. 40:53 – 49:41: although the title card reads “Fairview Belt Line 1”, this is an observation car from the intersection of Cambie and Hastings Streets to the Dunbar terminus and back to Victory Square by way of Granville Street. 49:41 – 57:34: Skagit River Railway, Washington, U.S.A., from Newhalem to the Diablo Dam powerhouse and lift, then to the boat which crossed the lake to Ross Dam 57:34 – 1:12:54: the title card reads “Observation Car Trip” but this is a Fairview Belt Line tram on the outer line run, from Broadway and Main on a complete loop through downtown. 1:12:54 – 1:15:49: the last Fraser Valley Line tram from Vancouver meets the last tram from Chilliwack in Langley for the last-day-of-service ceremony, October 1, 1950 1:15:49 – 1:56:10: a Fraser Valley line tram from the Carrall Street depot, leaving in sections which meet at the New Westminster depot and continue on together to Chilliwack Depot, then return to New Westminster. 1:56:10 – 2:03:04: decommissioning of the system: removal of the tram power lines, scrapping and burning of tram cars at the Kitsilano yard. The narrators give commentary, describing the routes, landmarks of the past and present, the various kinds of trams and buses seen, drivers’ protocols, and historical information.
History/Biography
Film footage shot in 1950 and voice-over recorded in 1990. The end-of-service ceremony film is dated October 1, 1950.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Other organizations participated in the filming of the footage: B.C. Transit and Gastown Post & Transfer.
Film is narrated by Frank Horn and Vic Sharman
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view film content. Reproductions are restricted.
Creator
Railway Pictures
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Transportation - Rail
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Co Limited
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New Westminster District - Subdivision Plans of : (1A) Portion Lot 87 (2A) Portions of Lot 136, 131 and Lots 44 and 78 (3A)Survey of a Portion of Lot 95 (4A) Subdivision plan of Lot 396 - Port Moody (1B) Plan of District Lot 92 (2B) Portion of Lot 29 (3B) Plan of Lot 84 - Hydes, Claim (4B) Plan of Lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 15, 10, 56, 148, 57, 58, 40 (5B) Plan of Lot 85

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1862-1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
9 plans : 6 plans : black ink on paper ; 57 x 36.5 cm or smaller + 1 plan : black ink and grahite on paper ; 46.5 x 49 cm + 1 plan : blueprint on paper ; 15.5 x 19.5 cm + cm + 1 plan : graphite on paper ; 25 x 17 cm ; mounted on both sides of board 76 x 102 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on one side and five New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 87 / Group One / New Westminster District / Scale 4 chs…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
9 plans : 6 plans : black ink on paper ; 57 x 36.5 cm or smaller + 1 plan : black ink and grahite on paper ; 46.5 x 49 cm + 1 plan : blueprint on paper ; 15.5 x 19.5 cm + cm + 1 plan : graphite on paper ; 25 x 17 cm ; mounted on both sides of board 76 x 102 cm
Material Details
Scales [between 1:792 and 1:3600]
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on one side and five New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 87 / Group One / New Westminster District / Scale 4 chs = 1 in". Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and intialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon). Names two of the subdivisons of District Lot 87 are identified as, "L.E. Sprott" and "John Ledger". 2. "Plan of Subdivision / of / Portions of / Lot 136, 131 and Lots 44 and 78 Gr.1 / New Westminster District / Scale 300 ft = 1 inch". Annotation above title reads: "No. 901 / Deposited in Land Registry Office / New Westminster / Aug. 19th 1905 / Charles S. Keith D. Reg." Annotations and signatures at bottom of plan read: "I, William Nelson Draper, / W.H.R. Collister / Charles E. Perkins / E.B. Morgan / make / Surveys / correct / representation / upon / the / Land Registry Act / (sgd) W.N. Draper, P.L.S.". Plan includes a handwritten title: "Lots 136, 131, 44 & 78" and is initialed: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 3. "Survey / of / a Portion / of / Lot 95, Gr.1 / Scale 1 ch = 1in." Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and is initialed : "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 4. Blueprint plan of "Lot 396. Group One." with Scale : 3 chs = 1 in. A two acre portion of District Lot 396 is filled in with red ink." Plan is signed by "Albert J. Hill / B.C.L.S." (This plan is part of Port Moody) Side B: 1. Plan titled "District Lot 92 / Burnaby / Municipality / for sale by / Mahon / McFarland & / Mahon Ltd. / Vancouver, B.C. / Scale : 4 chains to one inch". District Lot 92 is subdivided into 161 lots and identifies roads: Norwich Road, Pole Line Road, Oakland Road, Stanley Road, Burford Road, Dalhousie Road, Brantford Road, Colborne Road, Roberts Road, Vancouver & Westminster Road, B.C. Electric Railway, Gilley Stn. and Burnaby (Power House). The bottom of the plan reads: "G.S. Dawson, P.LS. Vancouver, B.C." 2. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 29 / Group 1 / New Westminster District / Scale 2 chs = 1 in". Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 3. Small handrawn plan (no title) identifying "Lot 84 / Hydes, Claim" at the centre surrounded by lots and features identified as: "Lot 85", "Lot 93", "Lot 94", "Lot 32", "Lot 82", "Lot 83", "Lot 79", "swamp" and a "Small Lake" (Burnaby Lake). Identifying marks in the right corner of the plan read: "Page 13 / Surveyed by G. Turner / May 62". Plan also includes surveyor's bearing measurements and trails to "Small Lake" (Burnaby Lake). 4. Untitled plan showing District Lots west of North Road and north of Burnaby Lake including: Lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 15, 10, 56, 148, 57, 58, 40. and Lots 3, 5, 7 east of North Road (Coquitlam). Lots in Burnaby are identifed for timber including: "Heavily Timbered" (Lot 57), " "Some Fir and Cedar" (Lot 40), "Splendid Fir and Cedar" (Lot 143), "Heavy Fir etc" (Lots 143 and 148), " "Fine Cedar" (Lot 15), "Rough Light Timber" (Lot 56). Other features identified at the lower portion of the plan include "Burnaby Lake" and "Brunette River". 5. Untitled plan drawn in graphite showing sections of District Lot 85 south of Burnaby Lake and north of Hazsard Road. Plan is signed: "Albert J. Hill / B.C.L.S." and dated "12/26/08". Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon)
Publisher
Mahon, McFarland & Mahon Ltd
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, Albert J.
Draper, W.N.
Responsibility
Albert J. Hill M.A. Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor
W.N. Draper, P.L.S.
G. Turner, P.L.S.
G.S. Dawson, P.L.S.
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - North Road
Burnaby - Brunette River
British Columbia - Port Moody
Accession Code
HV977.93.26
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1862-1908]
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scale
72
Notes
Title based on content of plans
Digital image link published on Heritage Burnaby shows "Side A"
Scale is measured in chains and feet. (One chain equals 792 inches)
The term "Lot" can also refer to a "District Lot”
Some plans are stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and intialed: "RB" [sic]
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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)
Images
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