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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[189-?] (date of original), copied [196-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.6 x 9.6 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a powerhouse with tall smoke stacks, located beside railway tracks. Three trams can be seen on the right side of the photograph and men are standing outside of the building. According to an accompanying note, the powerhouse doubled as a steam plant and a car barn. Constructed in 1891,…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.6 x 9.6 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a powerhouse with tall smoke stacks, located beside railway tracks. Three trams can be seen on the right side of the photograph and men are standing outside of the building. According to an accompanying note, the powerhouse doubled as a steam plant and a car barn. Constructed in 1891, it was between Edmonds and Highland Park on the Central Park Interurban Line. The steam plant provided power to run the line, then operated by Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Names
Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV976.145.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[189-?] (date of original), copied [196-?]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
22/8/2006
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Edison Road Power House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36086
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893 (date of original), copied November 26, 1975
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 14 cm print
Item No.
222-009
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Edison Road Power House, of the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co. Ltd., the first electric interurban street railway in North America. This power house stood between Vancouver Road (Kingsway) and the line to Vancouver. (Edison Road is now Griffiths Avenue).
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893 (date of original), copied November 26, 1975
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Columbian Newspaper subseries
Description Level
Item
Item No.
222-009
Accession Number
BHS1989-19
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 14 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Edison Road Power House, of the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co. Ltd., the first electric interurban street railway in North America. This power house stood between Vancouver Road (Kingsway) and the line to Vancouver. (Edison Road is now Griffiths Avenue).
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Names
Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Images
Less detail

Central Park siding of Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co.

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1891 and 1894]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w albumen print on card ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of two streetcars at the Central Park siding of Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co. Conductors, engineers and riders are posing with the streetcars. The fronts of the streetcars include painted signage reading "12" and "13" and the sides of the streetcars read "WESTMINSTER AND VANCOUVE…
Administrative History
Photographers Richard H. Trueman and Norman Caple operated out of Vancouver between 1891 and 1894. The photographers worked between Winnipeg and the west coast of Canada specializing in mountain and railway views, ranch scenes and Indigenous peoples. In 1890, two companies started building electr…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w albumen print on card ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of two streetcars at the Central Park siding of Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co. Conductors, engineers and riders are posing with the streetcars. The fronts of the streetcars include painted signage reading "12" and "13" and the sides of the streetcars read "WESTMINSTER AND VANCOUVER TRAMWAY CO. LTD.".
Administrative History
Photographers Richard H. Trueman and Norman Caple operated out of Vancouver between 1891 and 1894. The photographers worked between Winnipeg and the west coast of Canada specializing in mountain and railway views, ranch scenes and Indigenous peoples. In 1890, two companies started building electric rail; the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co., which undertook the ambitious project of building the first real interurban line from New Westminster to Vancouver, and the Westminster Street Railway. By April 20, 1891, both companies merged to form the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company. Streetcar service began in June 1891, travelling on twelve miles of track between New Westminster and eastern Vancouver and running through Burnaby. The line was taken over by the B.C. Electric Railway Company in 1897 until the line was closed in October 1953.
Subjects
Transportation - Rail
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company
Accession Code
BV021.29.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[between 1891 and 1894]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2021-09-24
Scale
100
Photographer
Trueman & Caple
Notes
Title taken from recto of photograph
Inscription on recto of photograph reads: "1138_Central Parkk Sideing of Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co. _Trueman and Caple. Photo. Vancouver B.C."
Inscription in gold ink on board reads: "Trueman & Caple_Vancouver, B.C."
Images
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Chapter IV: The Electric Phenomenon p. 31

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Bygones of Burnaby
Book
Bygones of Burnaby : an anecdotal history
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
it burned out not only the dynamos but also the Company who could not afford the repairs. On April 13, 1895, Mr. Frank Barnard bought all the properties of the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company in Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster for the newly charter^ Consolidated Railway and
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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.
was, I believe destroyed at the time of the big fire in New Westminster, in 1898. That this is so is indicated in the title of the Company,—“The Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company.” The Act incorporating the Company is dated April 26, 1890. Con- struction of the roadway was commenced in
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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.
follows: The Lieuten- ant-Governor-in-Council' may grant to the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company lots thirty-six, (36), and fifty-one, (51), in Group One, (1), containing 196 acres of land which lies north of the right-of-way of the Company.” The whole of this land which lies in the City of
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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.
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1891
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Burnaby - Kingsway
Associated Dates
1891
Heritage Value
Constructed in 1891 between Edmonds and Highland Park on the Central Park Interurban Line, the steam plant provided power to run the line, then operated by Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company. The steam powerhouse was replaced in 1905 by a B.C. Electric substation which was put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. Prior to Burnaby having its own Municipal Hall, Council meetings were often held at the boarding house adjacent to the powerhouse and in 1892, Burnaby’s first Council meeting was held at the boarding house in 1892.
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Images
Less detail

Central Park Tramline

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark732
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1891
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1891
Heritage Value
In the 1890s, local entrepreneurs launched electric railways in Vancouver, New Westminster, and Victoria, eager to cash in on the promise of future growth in the major cities of the time. In the Lower Mainland, two companies started building electric rail in 1890: the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Co., which undertook the ambitious project of building the first real interurban line from New Westminster to Vancouver, and the Westminster Street Railway, who eventually built streetcar service and installed electric lighting in New Westminster. By April 20, 1891, both companies merged to form the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company. Local entrepreneurs Henry V. Edmonds, David Oppenheimer, Benjamin Douglas, and Samuel McIntosh, were the directors, all of whom had extensive real estate holdings in the area. Interurban service launched on June 3, 1891, travelling along 12 miles of track from New Westminster to eastern Vancouver, running through Burnaby – which was then an unincorporated area. Installing the single-track line from Vancouver to New Westminster through uneven, forested terrain was a mammoth undertaking. The clearing of the 100-foot right of way and laying the track called for a large work force, some of whom were Chinese "gandy dancers" who had worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway lines. The line was eventually taken over by the B.C. Electric Railway Company in 1897, who remained the owners until the line was finally closed on October 23, 1953 and replaced with the modern bus system. The construction of the SkyTrain along the old route in 1986 reintroduced passenger rail to this historic transportation corridor.
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Bygones of Burnaby
Book
Bygones of Burnaby : an anecdotal history
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
These stock yards of the North Pacific Lumber Company, were part of what was once the iargest miii operation of its kind in the British Empire. Today, hardly a trace of this mill can be found on the site. This power house doubled as a steam plant and car barn for the Westminster and Vancouver
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Introduction & Deer Lake Park--The Historical Context p. 12

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1998
the 1880s. AQRICULTUP^ DEVELOPMENT: 1891 — 1909 Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company The completion of the Canadian Pacific Rail- way to Vancouver and its branch-line to New Westminster, completed in 1886, sparked re- newed confidence and development in the re- gion. Soon traffic between
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Book
History of Burnaby and vicinity
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.
has been gazetted providing for the election of a reeve and council- lors. The date fixed for the nomination is at 12 noon on October 8th, that for the election if a poll is demanded is October 15, both or either to be held at the power-house of the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company. Mr
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Chapter I: First Settlers at Deer Lake p. 13

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary5994-13
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Bygones of Burnaby
Book
Bygones of Burnaby : an anecdotal history
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Notes
Covers 1890s to 1920s
nomination date was set for 12 noon on October 8 with the election scheduled for October 15. Alexander Philip was appointed retuming officer with ballots to be cast, if it were necessary, at the power house of the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company on Griffiths Avenue in Burnaby. A meeting was
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