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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1907]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Item No.
293-002
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to S…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1907]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-002
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to Sperling Avenue (built for this project and called Pole Line Road) and then south to this site at the corner of Griffiths and the old Central Park interurban line (later this section was called the Highland Park line). This substation was constructed to convert the alternating current being delivered from the Buntzen power plant to direct current for the operation of the tram cars operating on the Central Park interurban route. The new brick substation replaced the wood fed steam powered 1891 Powerhouse that operated south of this site, across the tracks until its closure on May 31,1905. It was demolised in the late 1920s. This brick substation originally known as the Burnaby Substation, eventually became known as the Newell Substation. The original brick building was replaced by a new structure in 1930, which was demolished in the 1960s in favour of the open field substation that continues to operate on the same site today at 7260 Griffiths Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
Less detail

Interior of the Burnaby Substation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36544
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12 x 17cm, mounted on board 22 x 27 cm
Item No.
293-005
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-005
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12 x 17cm, mounted on board 22 x 27 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to Sperling Avenue (built for this project and called Pole Line Road) and then south to this site at the corner of Griffiths and the old Central Park interurban line (later this section was called the Highland Park line). This substation was constructed to convert the alternating current being delivered from the Buntzen power plant to direct current for the operation of the tram cars operating on the Central Park interurban route. The new brick substation replaced the wood fed steam powered 1891 Powerhouse that operated south of this site, across the tracks until its closure on May 31,1905. It was demolised in the late 1920s. This brick substation originally known as the Burnaby Substation, eventually became known as the Newell Substation. The original brick building was replaced by a new structure in 1930, which was demolished in the 1960s in favour of the open field substation that continues to operate on the same site today at 7260 Griffiths Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's handwritten note (on the negative causing it to show) on recto of photograph reads: "Burnaby Substation/ B.C.E.R.C/O"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
Less detail

Portable substation at the Fraser Valley branch

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36545
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 17 x 12cm, mounted on board 27 x 22 cm
Item No.
293-006
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the portable "railcar" substation at the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Fraser Valley Branch.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-006
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 17 x 12cm, mounted on board 27 x 22 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the portable "railcar" substation at the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Fraser Valley Branch.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's handwritten note (on the negative causing it to show) on recto of photograph reads: "Burnaby Substation/ B.C.E.R.C/O"
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Fraser Valley
Images
Less detail

Interior of the Burnaby Substation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36542
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1908]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Item No.
293-003
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Ha…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1908]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-003
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to Sperling Avenue (built for this project and called Pole Line Road) and then south to this site at the corner of Griffiths and the old Central Park interurban line (later this section was called the Highland Park line). This substation was constructed to convert the alternating current being delivered from the Buntzen power plant to direct current for the operation of the tram cars operating on the Central Park interurban route. The new brick substation replaced the wood fed steam powered 1891 Powerhouse that operated south of this site, across the tracks until its closure on May 31,1905. It was demolised in the late 1920s. This brick substation originally known as the Burnaby Substation, eventually became known as the Newell Substation. The original brick building was replaced by a new structure in 1930, which was demolished in the 1960s in favour of the open field substation that continues to operate on the same site today at 7260 Griffiths Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
Less detail

Interior of the Burnaby Substation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36543
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1908]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Item No.
293-004
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Ha…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1908]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-004
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to Sperling Avenue (built for this project and called Pole Line Road) and then south to this site at the corner of Griffiths and the old Central Park interurban line (later this section was called the Highland Park line). This substation was constructed to convert the alternating current being delivered from the Buntzen power plant to direct current for the operation of the tram cars operating on the Central Park interurban route. The new brick substation replaced the wood fed steam powered 1891 Powerhouse that operated south of this site, across the tracks until its closure on May 31,1905. It was demolised in the late 1920s. This brick substation originally known as the Burnaby Substation, eventually became known as the Newell Substation. The original brick building was replaced by a new structure in 1930, which was demolished in the 1960s in favour of the open field substation that continues to operate on the same site today at 7260 Griffiths Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Images
Less detail

Highland Park station dinky store

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35770
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
AV 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
AV 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
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
installed. The Lake Buntzen scheme was a much more elaborate undertaking. J. Buntzen was the local manager of the British Columbia Electric Railway at the time, hence the name. Mr. Buntzen was a native of Amsterdam. To capture the waters of two mountain lakes, lying well back in the mountains
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.44.67
Description
Transportation Division - Program -- [1950]. Program for the August 6th, 1950 B.C.E.R. and B.C.M.T. picnic for the Transportation Division, All Departments. The picnic was planned at Confederation Park in North Burnaby and started at 11am. The program included the Time of Events along with the Athl…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV988.44.67
Description
Transportation Division - Program -- [1950]. Program for the August 6th, 1950 B.C.E.R. and B.C.M.T. picnic for the Transportation Division, All Departments. The picnic was planned at Confederation Park in North Burnaby and started at 11am. The program included the Time of Events along with the Athletic Events of the day. The picnic also advertised Shetland Pony Riding, Favours for the Children, Wading Pool and Playground, and a Rube Band. The back page of the program lists the people involved in the Picnic Committees. Attached to the program with two staples is a newspaper clipping that covered the days events, including mention of "Punch and Judy" which was a puppet show performed by C.Caunt. The program measures 14cm x 21.5cm.
Colour
buff
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Leaflets
Documentary Artifacts - Newspapers
Transportation
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
British Columbia Motor Transportation Company
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV006.7.1
Description
Storage box. Wooden box with slanting top, hinged to open upwards. Lid closes with a clasp. Box is painted black on the outside and is unfinished on the inside and bottom. The box is made from 3/4 inch thick boards. There are two rings at the back edge of the top.
Object History
Collected by Raymond Menah when the Central Park British Columbia Electric Railway Interurban Tram line was shut down in late 1950's. It appears that the box was designed to hang on a wall.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV006.7.1
Description
Storage box. Wooden box with slanting top, hinged to open upwards. Lid closes with a clasp. Box is painted black on the outside and is unfinished on the inside and bottom. The box is made from 3/4 inch thick boards. There are two rings at the back edge of the top.
Object History
Collected by Raymond Menah when the Central Park British Columbia Electric Railway Interurban Tram line was shut down in late 1950's. It appears that the box was designed to hang on a wall.
Subjects
Transportation
Transportation - Public Transit
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Container
Container - Box
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Central Park Interurban Line
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Central Park station
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail

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