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B.C.E.R. Video: Then and now
Burnaby Village Museum
Physical Description
1 videodisc (128 min, 43 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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Burnaby Village Museum
Reference Collection
Moving Images
Accession Code
Call No.
388.46 TRA VR Ver 1
Place of Publication
Transit Museum Society
Publication Date
Physical Description
1 videodisc (128 min, 43 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Subjects LoC
Downtown Historic Railway (Vancouver, B.C.)
Street-railroads--British Columbia--Lower Mainland--History
Street-railroads--British Columbia--Vancouver--History
Electric railroads--British Columbia--Lower Mainland --History
Electric railroads--British Columbia--Vancouver--History
Transportation - Rail
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Original footage shot on 16mm film in the early 1950's by Ken Hodgsen.
Summary : Historical film footage of Lower Mainland trams on their various routes as well as an excursion train. Film footage is part of the B.C. Transit Centennial and includes a voice over commentary by Frank Horn and Vic Sharman. Frank worked as a motorman on the BC Electric Railway. 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. 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.
Produced by David Asselin, President, Transit Musem Society
Cover on verso of DVD case includes photos with description: "Here are three instructors... Vic Sharman, Frank Horne & Don Bellamy for the Downtown Historic Railway (D.H.R.) Who have all had previous experience driving interurbans in the Vancouver area in the 1940's & 1950's"
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