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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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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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Trolleycars : streetcars, trams and trolleys of North America : a photographic history

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Sullivan, Frank, Winkowski, Fred. Mississauga, Ont.: Fenn , c1995. (Book) 388.46 SUL
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0919768911
Call No.
388.46 SUL
Author
Sullivan, Frank
Winkowski, Fred
Place of Publication
Mississauga, Ont.
Publisher
Fenn
Publication Date
c1995
Physical Description
128 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects LoC
Street-railroads -- History.
Trolley cars -- Pictorial works.
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Includes index.
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Gaslights to gigawatts : a human history of BC Hydro and its predecessors

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B.C. Hydro. Power Pioneers. Vancouver: Hurricane Press , c1998. (Book) 333.793 BCH Copy 1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0969884524
Call No.
333.793 BCH Copy 1
Author
B.C. Hydro. Power Pioneers
Contributor
Wilson, Andrew Fraser
Place of Publication
Vancouver
Publisher
Hurricane Press
Publication Date
c1998
Physical Description
iv, 236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects LoC
B.C. Hydro -- History
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
British Columbia Power Commission -- History
Energy industries -- British Columbia -- History
Public utilities -- British Columbia -- History
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index. 4 copies held: copy 1.
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Gaslights to gigawatts : a human history of BC Hydro and its predecessors

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B.C. Hydro. Power Pioneers. Vancouver: Hurricane Press , c1998. (Book) 333.793 BCH Copy 2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0969884524
Call No.
333.793 BCH Copy 2
Author
B.C. Hydro. Power Pioneers
Contributor
Wilson, Andrew Fraser
Place of Publication
Vancouver
Publisher
Hurricane Press
Publication Date
c1998
Physical Description
iv, 236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects LoC
B.C. Hydro -- History
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
British Columbia Power Commission -- History
Energy industries -- British Columbia -- History
Public utilities -- British Columbia -- History
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index. 4 copies held: copy 2.
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Gaslights to gigawatts : a human history of BC Hydro and its predecessors

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B.C. Hydro. Power Pioneers. Vancouver: Hurricane Press , c1998. (Book) 333.793 BCH Copy 3
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0969884524
Call No.
333.793 BCH Copy 3
Author
B.C. Hydro. Power Pioneers
Contributor
Wilson, Andrew Fraser
Place of Publication
Vancouver
Publisher
Hurricane Press
Publication Date
c1998
Physical Description
iv, 236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects LoC
B.C. Hydro -- History
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
British Columbia Power Commission -- History
Energy industries -- British Columbia -- History
Public utilities -- British Columbia -- History
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index. 4 copies held: copy 3.
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Gaslights to gigawatts : a human history of BC Hydro and its predecessors

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B.C. Hydro. Power Pioneers. Vancouver: Hurricane Press , c1998. (Book) 333.793 BCH Copy 4
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
0969884524
Call No.
333.793 BCH Copy 4
Author
B.C. Hydro. Power Pioneers
Contributor
Wilson, Andrew Fraser
Place of Publication
Vancouver
Publisher
Hurricane Press
Publication Date
c1998
Physical Description
iv, 236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects LoC
B.C. Hydro -- History
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
British Columbia Power Commission -- History
Energy industries -- British Columbia -- History
Public utilities -- British Columbia -- History
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index. 4 copies held: copy 4.
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Chapter 1: Relying on Good Neighbours p. 19

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
that had been raging for sev- eral days. Men from the British Columbia Electric Railway Company along with the Gilley Bros, (loggers in the area) brought the fire under control, using a small fire truck owned by the Gilleys. When clearing land to construct Cariboo Road, a brush fire was left
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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