Car 1207
BCER 1207

Car 1207
BCER 1207

BCER 1207

Interurban car BCER 1207 languished in storage for more than four years in the barn of the Downtown Historic Railway (DHR) in Vancouver after 13 years of service on that line. It was donated to the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) by the car’s owners, Byron and Diane Cole of Seattle. It arrived at our Cloverdale facility on January 28th, 2016.

20 years after incorporation, FVHRS stands firmly as “B.C. Electric central”, with our splendid roster of four interurban cars: BCER 1207, BCER 1225, BCER 1231 and BCER 1304.

BCER 1207

Interurban car BCER 1207 languished in storage for more than four years in the barn of the Downtown Historic Railway (DHR) in Vancouver after 13 years of service on that line. It was donated to the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) by the car’s owners, Byron and Diane Cole of Seattle. It arrived at our Cloverdale facility on January 28th, 2016.

20 years after incorporation, FVHRS stands firmly as “B.C. Electric central”, with our splendid roster of four interurban cars: BCER 1207, BCER 1225, BCER 1231 and BCER 1304.

The History of Car 1207

Built in 1905, in the New Westminster shops, BCER 1207 was in service on the very last day of B.C. Electric’s interurban operations pm February 28, 1958.

BCER 1207 is unique among the remaining BCER interurbans, as it has a raised roof known as a clerestory, where the middle section of the roof is raised 18 inches. Along with increased headroom down the centre of the car, a row of narrow windows set on each side, along both, more light into the car, and greater ventilation as they can be opened.

The History of Car 1207

Built in 1905, in the New Westminster shops, BCER 1207 was in service on the very last day of B.C. Electric’s interurban operations pm February 28, 1958.

BCER 1207 is unique among the remaining BCER interurbans, as it has a raised roof known as a clerestory, where the middle section of the roof is raised 18 inches. Along with increased headroom down the centre of the car, a row of narrow windows set on each side, along both, more light into the car, and greater ventilation as they can be opened.

The Restoration of Car 1207

As it will be some time before restoration can begin for 1207, the car is doing duty as both an exhibit and the 1207 Theatre. It is the first stop on the Heritage Rail Adventure, where visitors climb aboard and watch a video introduction of the B.C. Electric Railway.

Restoration work clearly remains a major component in the Society’s future.

The Restoration of Car 1207

As it will be some time before restoration can begin for 1207, the car is doing duty as both an exhibit and the 1207 Theatre. It is the first stop on the Heritage Rail Adventure, where visitors climb aboard and watch a video introduction of the B.C. Electric Railway.

Restoration work clearly remains a major component in the Society’s future.

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We are actively looking for volunteers to help support the activities and operations of the society.
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It’s really happening! We really are finally back on TRACK!

Rides on Surrey’s Heritage Rail will start on Saturday, September 4! We will run every Saturday until October 9. The 1225 Interurban will run four trips each Saturday from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back. This is approximately a 50-minute ride. In addition, you can also ride the Speeder on our Spur line.

We will also be hosting special Halloween Rides from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station on Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17. More information to follow, watch this space!

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids, and bring Grandma and Grandpa too, they may have stories from when they rode the rails. Experience Surrey’s 110-year-old heritage rail history!

We want to get the word out, please SHARE this post on your Facebook page!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org

Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

Purchase your tickets for the Halloween Train here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surreys-heritage-railway-halloween-train-sullivan-haunted-station-oct-16-tickets-166012159839

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Our Christmas experience, the Electric Express 2021, has sold out! Thank you to all who purchased tickets! ...

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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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A Railway Halloween🚂 #fraservalleyheritagerailway #cloverdalebc #beautifulbc #happyhalloween #welcomeaboard 🎃👻🙀 ...

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STOP! and get your tickets for this Saturday! Conductor Colin says, bring the whole family! We`re kid friendly!

Tickets purchased online only.

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

Please share this post with your friends!

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Take the Electric Express this Christmas! Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Shake the snow globe and travel back in time with the Electric Express to 1921. See the characters, hear the Christmas music, experience the stories of the Fraser Valley one hundred years ago.
Feel the magic of Christmas as we visit Father Christmas in his secret workshop. You will want to bring your whole family to enjoy our theatrical event that is sure to warm your heart and make you laugh.

This is a heritage railway theatrical experience that takes place on the train run on our 1/2-mile section of our track, with a destination visit to the secret workshop of Father Christmas. Please note the train does not run to Sullivan Station, it travels a short distance up our spur line and back to Father Christmas’s Secret Workshop. The Electric Express experience is approximately 50 minutes long.
This experience will set the scene for the start of a wonderful Christmas season.

Receive a souvenir button! Sat. Dec. 11 and Sun. Dec.12 - 4 trips each day.

All tickets must be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-the-electric-express-2021-tickets-192761323307

More information at www.fvhrs.org

*Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Please share this post with your friends! The Monster Express sold out last month, don`t miss this opportunity to get your tickets before they are gone!
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"We boarded the #FraserValleyHeritageRailway train today, and I have to admit, it was pretty cool! Kids (and adults) loved it!" Thanks to reel.life.photography3 for this #Regram! #TrueSurrey #SurreyBC #Heritage #Train #ExploreBC #FamilyFun ...

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Tickets still available for this Saturday Sept. 11. Ride history on Surrey’s Heritage Railway Car 1225 from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back.

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids and bring Grandma and Grandpa too! Please share this post with your friends!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

#fraservalleyheritagerail #surreysheritagerail #funfamilyexperience #fallevent #surreyfamilyevent
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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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Enjoying the #funinthesun in this #bc #heatwave by partaking in #surreydoorsopen events at #bearcreek #park and #cloverdale #fvhrs #surrey interurban #train with my hubby and #minime 😄❤️ #saturday #family #fun ...

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From 2019 early summer
#surreybc #fraservalleyheritagerailway #beautifulbritishcolumbia #summertime #canon70d #tokina1120
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Got your tickets for this Saturday’s (Sept. 4) ride on Surrey’s Heritage Railway from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back?! There`s still some left!

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids and bring Grandma and Grandpa too!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195?fbclid=IwAR3AsflLMMdEzZyaofXVeM5ovhTm-RJZOS2GefKGzAxsX-mqIbHd5Q95bbQ

#fraservalleyheritagerail #surreysheritagerail #funfamilyexperience #fallevent #surreyfamilyevent
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On the Monster Express riding by the Witches Coven! ...

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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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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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Old adverts from the bc electric rail.#fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety ...

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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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back in time #fraservalleyheritagerailway #mycityofsurrey #cloverdalebc ...

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Old ass passenger train. #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety ...

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Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets to the Monster Express! It is now sold out! However, you have one last chance to ride Surrey`s Heritage Rail this season, and that`s, this Saturday, October 9, we still have a few tickets left! All aboard! ...

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rscrowson and I spent the morning delivering little ‘kiss’mas thank yous to volunteers in our community kindred_farm salvationarmycanada innforwomen bcspca pahospicesociety sourcesbc self_advocates_of_semiahmoo peacearchfoundation alexandraneighbourhood royalcanadianlegion 240 fraservalleyheritagerail #fvhrs thetimesofcanada ...

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