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March 8, 2021 – COVID-19 news update
The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) has returned to work in the Cloverdale Car Barn using updated COVID-19 protocols to provide protection for our volunteers.
We are watching carefully the reports from the Public Health Office for trends and indications for modifications on reducing the restrictions on gatherings in the future.
The Board of Directors anticipate opening for the 2021 season in June. Check back in April for further information. We do look forward to welcoming members of the public back to Cloverdale Station and Surrey’s Heritage Rail Experience.
Preparing for a reduced season, we are now expanding the Cloverdale Station with a platform patio for social distancing and boarding both the regular Sullivan excursion and the enhanced two—car consist configuration. This is preparation for an expected limit of 50% loading for each Interurban car. We are tending to the Wildflower Meadow and restocking with pollinator friendly plants, anticipating the return of the honeybee hives.
The FVHRS is continuing other internal functions at this time: Restoration work on BCER 1231, rolling stock maintenance and Operator training are all underway as scheduled.
The Paint the Train, version 3, returns this summer with entry deadline of Sat. Aug 21. For more details please see our Paint the Train page.
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.
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