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B.C. Electric Railway Co. Observation Car

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
August 14, 1942
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, loaded with people, and conducted by "Dick" Gardner. The car number is 123, and on the rear end of the car is a sign that reads, "SEE VANCOUVER/ TWO HOUR/ TRIP/ FARE 50c." The photograph was probably taken prior to 11am, as there are sign…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Material Details
printed on recto, b. "B.C. ELECTRIC RLY CO OBSERVATION CAR "DICK" GARDNER CONDUCTOR Harry Bullen Photographer. 2608 Granville St. Phone Bay. 8869." stamped on verso, c.r. "AUG 14 1942"
Scope and Content
Photograph of a BC Electric Railway Company Observation car, loaded with people, and conducted by "Dick" Gardner. The car number is 123, and on the rear end of the car is a sign that reads, "SEE VANCOUVER/ TWO HOUR/ TRIP/ FARE 50c." The photograph was probably taken prior to 11am, as there are signs hanging on the car by the front that reads, "NEXT TRIP/ 11 AM" and "NEXT TRIP/ 3 PM". Storefronts are visible directly behind the Observation car. One has a window display of photographs and a large awning. The display window has a sign that reads, "HARRY BULLEN," indicating the car is stopped right in front of the photographer's studio for a souvenir photograph.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Industries - Tourism
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Gardner, Dick
Bullen, Harry
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver - Granville Street
Accession Code
BV985.441.1
Date
August 14, 1942
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
The envelope for this photograph is BV985.441.2
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Harry Bullen
Images
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Opening of Hastings Street Tramline Extension

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
December 23, 1913
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of the opening of the Hastings Street Tramline Extension, Capitol Hill. The man in the centre of the photograph (with the light-coloured coat) and in front of the mounted police officer, has been identified as Joe Toffaletto (he headed up the BCER construction team which built this line …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Material Details
printed on the photograph, recto, u.l. "Reeve MacGregor + Councillors of Burnaby/ with Officials of the B.C.E.R. at the/ Opening of Burnaby's New Tram Extension/ on Hastings St. East. Dec 23. 1913./ Photograph by J. Phillips/ Capitol Hill P.O."
Scope and Content
Photograph of the opening of the Hastings Street Tramline Extension, Capitol Hill. The man in the centre of the photograph (with the light-coloured coat) and in front of the mounted police officer, has been identified as Joe Toffaletto (he headed up the BCER construction team which built this line and who was also known as the anchor for the BCER tug-of-war team). Reeve McGregor is standing near the door to the tram, holding a pipe in one hand and a cane in the other (he is also the only man wearing a bow-tie) and Eber Stride is standing directly in front of the tram, wearing a three-piece suit with a white shirt and bowler hat. British Columbia Electric Railroad official R.H. Sperling and BCER general executive agent Fred R. Glover (his topcoat is open) are standing second from right and third from right respectively. The remainder of the men are unidentified although Councillors Coldicutt, MacDonald, Mayne and Macphearson, with municipal engineer MacPherson, British Columbia Electric Railroad chief engineer G.R.G. Conway and traffic agent for the city J.B. Rainey, solicitor A.E. Beck, chief inspector W. Whitenick, traffic superintendent James Hilton and Burnaby resident W.J. Holdom, Motorman C.C. Cameron and Conductor A. Sherman are said to be pictured.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Toffaletto, Joe
McGregor, Duncan C. (1853-1929)
Stride, Eber
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV985.5398.1
Date
December 23, 1913
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
06-Dec-2018
Scale
96
Photographer
J.W. Phillips
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

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