Newsletters

FVHRS published a printed newsletter about 3 times per year for the first few years.As we got busier in the barn the frequency varied.

Our current publishing schedule is to have one annual magazine, The Signal, ready for each AGM. Supplementing this will be the Signal Express, a smaller printed format for the beginning and end of each operating season. Special events are also covered with special issues.

For ongoing, as-it-happens news, please see the online version at the BLOG pages on the website.

We currently have most back issues and the current issue available here as Acrobat PDF files. We are working to get missing issues scanned and available here.

2001

Spring 2001 – New society, new Board of Directors, old cars.  Vol 1 No 1

Summer 2001 – Jim Sullivan and Sullivan Station. Vol 1 No 2

Fall 2001 – New board working hard on Phase One. Vol 1 No 3

Winter 2001 – First AGM, split terms for directors, Brownsville area. Vol 1 No 4

2002

Summer 2002 – Streetcar 30, City of Surrey land at Sullivan park for FVHRS, board negotiating for BCER 1225 & 1304. Vol 2 No 1

Fall 2002 – News on BCER 1304, history of Connaught car, FVHRS at Woodworking show. Vol 2 No 2

There might not have been a Vol 2, No 3 produced – we seem to have changed numbering schemes.

Winter (2002)-2003 – Sullivan barn plans, Chair Bob Ashton presents Minister Sheila Copps FVHRS news, Surrey’s rail history on display at Surrey Museum. Vol 2 No 4

2003

Summer 2003 – City of Surrey grant, Sullivan car barn plans and site, new board members. Vol 3 No 1

Fall 2003 – Official opening of  Sullivan car barn, Hampton Inn Save a Landmark donation, new web site. Vol 3 No 2

2004

Winter 2004 – Replica Sullivan Station work, City Sullivan & BCER-FVHRS storyboard unveiling. Vol 3 No 3

Spring 2004 – Replica Sullivan Station opened, first payment on BCER 1225, BCER storyboard pictures. Vol 3 No 4

Summer/ Fall 2004 – Golden spike on Sullivan Speeder track, Donation from GVC, SHAC members tour of Sullivan campus, Director & newsletter editor Graham MacDonell resigns. Vol 5 No 4  (change in numbering)

2005

Spring 2005 – FVHRS registered as 19th BC Railway, volunteer opportunities. Vol 6 No 1

Fall 2005 – BCER 1225 repatriated, additional BCER 1225 poster, 1225 in the barn. Special Edition.

2006

Fall 2006 – BCER 1225 skeleton, workshop addition. (Dropped vol numbering – seasonal designation used.)

Winter 2006 – BCER 1225 rehabilitation starts, artifacts donated, FVHRS visit to SRY.

2007

Spring 2007  – AGM report, Chair’s report, Treasurer’s report, Vice Chair’s report – rehabilitation progress, salute to volunteers on 1225, fundraising report, Council Liaison report, Henry Ewert: Milestones of the Interurban Service, retiring directors Breaks & Lyster. (now up to 8 pages)

Fall 2007  – City of Surrey cheque, Henry Ewert: The Power of the BC Electric Railway, Chair’s report – Volunteers, Interview: Vice Chair Bob Ashton, Salute to the Volunteers 2nd annual Volunteer Dinner, FVHRS genesis. Supplement: List of donors to BCER 1225 restoration work.

2008

Spring & Summer 2008  – 2008 AGM, Henry Ewert: Cloverdale, Volunteer profiles:Ron Powers & Neil Wilkie, Bradner Flower Show. Supplement: Donors list – updated.

Fall 2008  – 2008 Goodbye to our Den Mother, Volunteer profile: Rene Doyharcabal & Roberta Anaya, lyrics of The Ballad of 1225, Volunteer Dinner.

2009

Spring & Summer 2009  – BCER 1304 return home, 2009 AGM Volunteer profiles: Douglas Abbott & Lloyd Knoblauch, Henry Ewert: Becoming an Interurban motorman, Bradner Flower Show, Royal Hudson visit, 1225 restoration work. Poster: Duke of Connaught BCER 1304 home at last.

2010

Fall & Winter 2009-2010  – BCER 1304 & the fire of ’45, Volunteer profiles: Ron Jones & John Welsh, Brian Croft at the Volunteer Dinner, 1225 restoration update,

2011

Summer 2011  – 10th Anniversary, Plans for Cloverdale – Car Barn & Cloverdale Station, 1225 trucks, 2010 Volunteer Dinner, 2011 AGM, last Open House at Sullivan, updated 1225 report and historical photos. Updated Donor lists.

2012

Special July 2012  – Cloverdale construction, cleaning up Sullivan, getting ready for the move to Cloverdale.

2013

Special October 2013  – Interurban Again – Official opening of Cloverdale, start of Operations, Milestones: 1,000 though 5,000th passengers, Station lift, pictures of Opening Day and our first season, BCER 1304 restoration.