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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 (123 min.) : col., sd.
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…
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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 (123 min.) : col., sd.
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
No restrictions
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
Creator
Railway Pictures
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Co Limited
Video Tracks
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The story of the B.C. Electric Railway Company

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Ewert, Henry, 1937-. North Vancouver: Whitecap Books , c1986. (Book) 388.46 EWE Copy 3
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
092062054X
Call No.
388.46 EWE Copy 3
Author
Ewert, Henry, 1937-
Place of Publication
North Vancouver
Publisher
Whitecap Books
Publication Date
c1986
Printer
D.W. Friesen & Sons
Physical Description
336 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects LoC
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- History
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- New Westminster -- History.
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Nanaimo -- History.
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
3 copies held : copy 3
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The story of the B.C. Electric Railway Company

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Ewert, Henry, 1937-. North Vancouver: Whitecap Books , c1986. (Book) 388.46 EWE Copy 1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
092062054X
Call No.
388.46 EWE Copy 1
Author
Ewert, Henry, 1937-
Place of Publication
North Vancouver
Publisher
Whitecap Books
Publication Date
c1986
Printer
D.W. Friesen & Sons
Physical Description
336 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Inscription
"R. Salsbury" "1987" [handwritten in blue ink, on the upper right hand corner of the opposite front end paper
Subjects LoC
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- History
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- New Westminster -- History.
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Nanaimo -- History.
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
3 copies held : copy 1.
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The story of the B.C. Electric Railway Company

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Ewert, Henry, 1937-. North Vancouver: Whitecap Books , c1986. (Book) 388.46 EWE Copy 2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Type
Book
ISBN
092062054X
Call No.
388.46 EWE Copy 2
Author
Ewert, Henry, 1937-
Place of Publication
North Vancouver
Publisher
Whitecap Books
Publication Date
c1986
Printer
D.W. Friesen & Sons
Physical Description
336 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Inscription
"With all best wishes to Burnaby Village Musuem" "Warmly," "Henry Ewert" "5/401" [handwritten in blue ink on title page.]
Subjects LoC
British Columbia Electric Railway Company -- History
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- History
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- New Westminster -- History.
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Nanaimo -- History.
Street-railroads -- British Columbia -- Victoria -- History.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
3 copies held : copy 2.
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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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