Experience a Part of Our Rich History

March 17 2020- news update

 The effects of the COVID-19 corona-virus have shaken our world.

Measures are being taken globally that many of the younger members of our community have never seen. Some of our senior members however, have and survived, extraordinary actions in the past.

The conditions we find ourselves in these days due to COVID-19 includes fast changing adjustments to our daily lives. This is indeed a global event with many local consequences impacting the operation of public facilities.

The FVHRS Board of Directors has made the following changes to our 2020 schedule:

  • The Annual General Meeting (AGM 2020) for the society has been postponed from mid-April to Saturday October 17 2020. This will be at the same venue, Valley View Reception Centre in Surrey at 1pm.

The Agenda and other AGM materials will be sent to members 14 days prior to the meeting.

  • The Opening Day for our 2020 season has been changed from May 2nd to Saturday July 4th 2020. We intend to have both BCER 1225 and 1304 heritage interurban rail cars operating during this shortened season, alternating weekends on our Sullivan Excursion run.
  • Our annual Volunteer Fair will now occur on the May 30 & 31 weekend at the Cloverdale Station starting at 10am to 3pm.
  • The Volunteer Orientation for new volunteers will take place on Saturday June 13th at the Cloverdale Station at 10am.

Our regular weekly restoration and maintenance activities will continue with the volunteers at the Frank Horne Heritage Rail Discovery Centre.

We will be monitoring the situation and adjusting as conditions warrant.

Our EventBrite on-line booking system has been set up for the July and August period so you may book ahead for your journey in time on Surrey’s Heritage Railway.

We value the passion and effort of all our volunteers who strive to present this working example of life with the B.C.  Electric Railway in the Fraser Valley.

Check back on this website for any updates to July 4th return of BCER 1225 and BCER 1304 Connaught.

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

We are open 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday,

beginning July 4th 2020, through to the end of Sunday Oct 4th 2020.
– FIRST TRAM: 10AM, SECOND TRAM: 11:15AM, THIRD TRAM: 12:30PM, FOURTH TRAM: 1:45PM, LAST TRAM: 3PM –
Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Trams start boarding 10 minutes prior to departure.

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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The final painting for paint the train contest. #train#interurbanrailway #painting #archeswatercolorpaper #qorwatercolors #winsorandnewtonwatercolors #danialsmithwatercolor #inkpens #castellfaberpens#fraservalleyheritagerailway #cloverdalesurreybc #railway#trainstation ...

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This rail car at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society will be raised for the next 12 - 24 months while the motor and other technical parts are restored to working order.

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All aboard!  If you’re looking for a fun weekend activity, consider taking a ride on The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway.  All trains depart from the Cloverdale Station (Hwy 10 & 176A St) on Saturday and Sunday. The route goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station returns to Cloverdale.  While you’re there, be sure to check out honeybeecentre bee hotel that is helping make the beautiful meadow bloom with their hard working pollinators. 📸: honeybeecentre ...

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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!

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Mya: Riding the 🚂 rails at the #FraserValleyHeritageRailway! / Halle: Check them out this Saturday for free rides on the BCER 1304, the Connaught, during its launch. 🇨🇦 #Canada150 surrey604 #surrey604 #surreybc
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At the station
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My first train piece completed out of three. This is the first contest I’m taking part in called Paint the Train. #train #interurbanrailway #paintings #opusartsupplies #watercolors#qorwatercolor#winsorandnewtonwatercolors #danialsmithwatercolor #archeswatercolorpaper #fabercastellpittartistpens#fraservalleyheritagerailway #cloverdalesurreybc #railway#beenestinghouse #bcflowers#trainstation ...

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Fraser Valley Heritage Rail director Allen Aubert reminds me to include the FVHR bee project in my next column. His promo worked! It's included! The society has wildflowers, bee hives and interurbans zipping around the car barn and heritage station in Cloverdale, BC. #travelinspiration #travelbc #travellingtimes #beesandtrains #SurreyBC #beesee #cloverdale #railguys #railsociety #railvolunteers #beepromo #surreyheritagerailway #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety ...

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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!

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Spent a lovely morning with the volunteers at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society last week. Nickel Bros raises the trains here to allow access to restore undercarriage parts like the motors and wheel assemblies. If you haven't paid this site a visit, make sure it's on your summer to-do list!
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Fraser Valley Heritage Railway- Halloween Train 🚂
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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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Old ass passenger train. #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety ...

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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!