THE VELOCIPEDE

Feel the push and pull of the velocipede

EXPERIENCE IT

A piece of history you can experience for yourself

PASSENGER POWERED

Velocipede speed is determined by the riders

VISIT THE CARBARN

The velocipede can be found in our Cloverdale Station carbarn

THE VELOCIPEDE

WHAT IS A VELOCIPEDE?

A hand cart, or velocipede, is a railroad car powered by its passengers, or by people pushing the car from behind. It was mostly used for maintenance of rails but it was also used for passenger service in some cases. A typical design consists of an arm, called the walking beam, that pivots, seesaw-like, on a base, which the passengers alternately push down and pull up to move the car.

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Velocipede Rides

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Have a ride on the velocipede – located in the Cloverdale Station Carbarn. Velocipede rides are included with the Carbarn Tour.

Children must be 4ft 6 ins tall to ride the velocipede.

Tickets for the Carbarn Tour may be purchased at Cloverdale Station. Go to our Ticket Information page for more details.

About Our Velocipede

The FVHRS Velocipede was donated by Bill and Diane Garth of White Rock. The Velocipede had been a garden ornament for many years at the Garth’s. It is our understanding that the Velocipede number 22128 was once owned by the CNR and was used in the Mt. Robson area. It was in a dilapidated state, and restored to pristine condition by Director Harry Taylor.

The velocipede, found as a garden ornament.

The restored velocipede.

Harry Taylor, who restored the FVHRS velocipede.

TICKET INFORMATION

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THE HISTORY

Click here for an historical journey with photos, videos and more!

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