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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 (2 hr., 3 min., 4 sec.) : VHS, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
Historical film footage of B.C. Electric 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 tra…
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 (2 hr., 3 min., 4 sec.) : VHS, 29 fps, col., sd., stereo
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.
"Railway Pictures Inc." "Chilliwack and Fraser Valley Way Points"- Directed and Produced by Ken Hodgson
Colourist: Al
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Historical film footage of B.C. Electric 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. Summary: 0:00 – 16:18: Title card reads "Gastown Post & Transfer" "BC Transit / Transit Centennial" "Burnaby Lake". Footage of a Burnaby Lake Line tram from the Carrall Street depot in Vancouver to the Sapperton terminus, New Westminster. 16:18 – 30:20: Title card reads "Gastown Post & Transfer" "BC Transit / Transit Centennial" "Central Park". Footage of a Central Park Line tram from the New Westminster depot to the Carrall Street depot. 30:20 - 40:53: Title card reads "Gastown Post & Transfer" "BC Transit / Transit Centennial" "Oak St. Line". Footage of an Oak St. Line tram from Victory Square to the Marpole terminus. 40:53 – 49:41:Title card reads "Gastown Post & Transfer" "BC Transit / Transit Centennial" "Fairview Belt Line 1". 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: Title card reads "Gastown Post & Transfer" "Skagit River Railway". Footage of 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: Title reads: "Railway Pictures Inc." "Chilliwack and Fraser Valley Way Points" with voice over by Frank Horn and Vic Sharman, directed and produced by Ken Hodgson. Opens with Vic Sharman, his wife and family at Liverpool Old Station (Scott Road) preparing for the last trip on the Chilliwack Line October, 1950. 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: Footage of 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: Footage of decommissioning of the system: removal of the tram power lines, scrapping and burning of tram cars at the Kitsilano yard.
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
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view film content. Reproductions are restricted.
Creator
Railway Pictures
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Transportation - Rail
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Co Limited
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Burnaby Lake Tram #1228

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1951
Collection/Fonds
Geoff Meugans collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm print
Item No.
208-006
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tram #1228 on the Burnaby Lake Interurban line, at Ardley station, crossing Great Northern Railway tracks.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1951
Collection/Fonds
Geoff Meugans collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
208-006
Accession Number
BHS988-8
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tram #1228 on the Burnaby Lake Interurban line, at Ardley station, crossing Great Northern Railway tracks.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Transportation - Rail
Names
Great Northern Railway
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line - Ardley station
Planning Study Area
Dawson-Delta Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Burnaby Lake Tram #1230

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1951
Collection/Fonds
Geoff Meugans collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm print
Item No.
208-007
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tram #1230 on the Burnaby Lake Interurban line, at Cariboo station's level crossing.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1951
Collection/Fonds
Geoff Meugans collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
208-007
Accession Number
BHS988-8
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Tram #1230 on the Burnaby Lake Interurban line, at Cariboo station's level crossing.
Subjects
Transportation - Rail
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line - Cariboo station
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1955]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.2 x 14.5 cm
Item No.
433-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an automobile crash at a railway crossing. A number of police and onlookers are standing behind the wrecked vehicle. The exact location of the crash is unknown.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1955]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
433-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.2 x 14.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of an automobile crash at a railway crossing. A number of police and onlookers are standing behind the wrecked vehicle. The exact location of the crash is unknown.
Photographer
Croton Studio Limited
Subjects
Accidents - Automobile Accidents
Public Services - Policing
Transportation - Rail
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.7 x 20.5 cm
Item No.
070-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the scrap yard on the east side of Willingdon Avenue at the CNR (Canadian National Railway) tracks.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
070-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.7 x 20.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the scrap yard on the east side of Willingdon Avenue at the CNR (Canadian National Railway) tracks.
Subjects
Transportation - Rail
Public Services - Garbage Removal
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
Images
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