Experience a Part of Our Rich History
July 10, 2020 – COVID-19 news update
Over the past few weeks 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 NOT to open to the public during July and August this year, due to the uncertainty surrounding the increased activity under level 3 of the RestartBC protocols and to respect the feelings of our all Volunteer Group who fall within the highest risk category for COVID-19 infection.
The Board will reassess options in mid-August reviewing the ‘ Covid-19 conditions’ at that time, with a view to possibly opening to the public in some limited capacity during September.
For now, the Board is preparing innovative ideas and options to share its 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.
BCER power substation, Cloverdale
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