Experience a Part of Our Rich History

August 18, 2020 – COVID-19 news update

The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) Board of Directors has prepared and reviewed various COVID-19 protocols to provide protection for both the public and our volunteers.

The Board has decided to remain closed to the public for the rest of our 2020 operating season.

Our Guest Experience group is preparing innovative ideas and options to share our extensive BC Electric Railway (BCER) heritage collection with the local community.

The FVHRS is continuing other internal functions at this time: Restoration work on BCER 1231 and on the Clayburn mine carts and loco; rolling stock maintenance; Building & Grounds upgrading and Operator training are all underway as scheduled.

Our priority throughout this challenging time is to provide a safe environment for our Volunteers and the Public. The Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society will continue to provide a rich and entertaining heritage experience and plan for the future as part of BC’s railway heritage.

In 2021, the FVHRS celebrates its 20th anniversary, a milestone for our heritage railway society. Celebratory events, as appropriate, are being planned throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you back to continue with us on the heritage railway Journey Through Time.

Much has been accomplished since 2001 when we started. There is a great deal more to look forward to as we move forward and complete the vision.

John Sprung, Chair FVHRS, on behalf of the Board of Directors.

Cloverdale substation

BCER power substation, Cloverdale
Surrey Archives collection

So Much to See and Do

Experience history first-hand in our interactive exhibits.

Rumble The Speeder

Experience The Simulator

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19 pandemic we are closed to the public at this time.

Plan Your Visit

Our neighbourhood is rich with places to explore. Why not make a half-day of it? Check out some of our favourite neighbours and experience everything that historic Cloverdale has to offer.

NEW: The Wildflower Meadow

What’s new at the railway? Come and check out our new Wildflower Meadow, designed in partnership with the Honeybee Centre. This amazing exhibit is eco-friendly and reflective of a simpler time. Click Here to Learn More.

“Wildflower meadows were once common in the UK, but have mostly been lost due to agricultural intensification since the 1940’s. Although these habitats have been lost forever, existing grassland can be managed to improve its species diversity and new wildflower areas, which have much in common with traditional meadows, can be created.”

-sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk

“Loved it! We had such a great time, the trains are beautiful and you can see the pride they take in their restoration. We will be back soon!”

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BCER Interurban 1225 crosses a trestle over the Serpentine River in Cloverdale. Originally constructed in 1910, the line was used by interurban cars such as this one would, making the 3 hour journey between Vancouver and Chilliwack. Service stopped in 1950 and is currently used by a freight railway. Over the last few years, the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) has been running a restored interurban along the line to let visitors experience another time.

The photo is actually a composite of two separate photos. The black and white image was taken by David Davies in 1965. I'm using the image for personal/educational use which is permitted. I've overlaid my image taken from today to show how very little the backdrop has changed on 50 years!

#bcer #fvhrs #surrey #Cloverdale #interurban #train #iliketrains #westcoast #cityofsurrey #museum #heritage #railway #railways_of_our_world #railfan #fraservalley #landscape #nature_brilliance #nature #mkexplore #trolley #flashback #throwback #trestle #yvr #604 #bcelectric #river #oldtimes #restoration #vintage
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Interurban 1225. Rumour has it these things had reached speeds of up to 80 miles an hour back in the day. These days, they are legally limited to 15. Let's hope that changes one day!

#bcer #interurban #surrey #Cloverdale #bcelectric #train #railfan #railway #fvhrs #iliketrains #railways_of_our_world #red #wood #heritage #restoration #choochoo #yvr #604 #explore #travel #streetcar #trolley #fraservalley #liveauthentic #history #bevisuallyinspired #trainspotting #clangclangclangwentthetrolley
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The Westminster railcar number 1225 of the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society built in 1912. #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fvhrs #cloverdalebc #surreybc #explorebc #beautifulbritishcolumbia ...

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Out for a Fall Spin. #SurreyBC #CityofSurrey #TrueSurrey #Cloverdale #fvhrs #FraserValley #FraserValleyHeritageRailway #trains_worldwide #thecanadiancollective #explorebc #exploreCanada #imagesofcanada #ilovebc ...

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View from the #fvhrs #cloverdale #vintage #train ...

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Fraser Valley Heritage Railway- Halloween Train 🚂
#fvhrs #darthvader #korboys
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Fraser Valley Heritage Railway- Halloween Train
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Pumpkin field as seen through a rainy train window #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fvhrs #fvheritagerail #trainintherain #historical #bcer1225 #sundayafternoontrainride #refreshingrain #pluviophile #pumpkins #itmustbeautumn ...

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Photo 277/365: Urban landscape.
Went for a ride on Surrey's heritage rail today. Passed some railroad graffiti.
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Photo 278/365: Group photo.
My family enjoying a visit to the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway.
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Photo 282/365: Two random objects: phone + rope.
Old time phone and rope on display at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society car barn.
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Last year, I had the priviledge of transforming & decorating the heritage railway station. I spent a many months having much fun searching & hunting down objects to use for props, all on a low budget for a volunteer organization. #fvhrs #trainstation #interurban #volunteer #vintage #countrystorecounter #collectibles #decorating #props #countrychristmas #manican ...

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At the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society; Frank, our mannequin portrayed a 1917 grocery store clerk. I had the privilege of staging the Station. This past weekend, 545 people visited, listened to music & rode the Interurban into the Barn where Father Christmas had a secret workshop. Lots of fun & a great success! #1917 #Christmas #oldfashionedchristmas #fvhrs #volunteer #interurban #lovetodecorate #history #backintheday #christmasdecorations #bcheritage #canadianchristmas #heritagerailway #christmasstore #takemeback #rusticchristmas #reddecor #december ...

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That's a Wrap! When you are a volunteer; Christmas undecorating begins after your own home is packed up!! #volunteer #undecorating #moretodo #thatsawrap #packing #packup #igpic #fvhrs #trainstation #tuesday #vintagedecoration #vintagetrainstation ...

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We Are 100% Volunteer Run

We are always looking for volunteers to help support the activities and operations of the society. You don’t need to be an engineer to get involved!