Cloverdale
Station

Cloverdale
Station

Platform and Patio Expansion Complete

To accommodate increasing numbers of visitors, a platform expansion became necessary. In 2020, the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society was successful in being awarded a heritage infrastructure grant from the provincial government that has made possible the construction of various new projects at the Cloverdale campus, including completion of the Cloverdale Station platform/patio to accommodate a two-car consist, installation of a concrete floor in the carbarn annex to control the moisture vapour and to make the area more useable, installation of electric radiant heating in the carbarn and annex and installation of a new rail yard track for use to park the various pieces of rolling stock such as the track mobiles and speeders

In 2023, we plan to make good use of our new platform and patio!

Platform and Patio Expansion Complete

To accommodate increasing numbers of visitors, a platform expansion became necessary. In 2020, the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society was successful in being awarded a heritage infrastructure grant from the provincial government that has made possible the construction of various new projects at the Cloverdale campus, including completion of the Cloverdale Station platform/patio to accommodate a two-car consist, installation of a concrete floor in the carbarn annex to control the moisture vapour and to make the area more useable, installation of electric radiant heating in the carbarn and annex and installation of a new rail yard track for use to park the various pieces of rolling stock such as the track mobiles and speeders

In 2023, we plan to make good use of our new platform and patio!

The History of Cloverdale Station

On July 1, 1910 when the British Columbia Electric Railway began passenger service through Cloverdale from New Westminster to Jardine on its new 64-mile electric interurban line to Chilliwack. Cloverdale quickly became the the dominant community in the Fraser Valley, with residents enjoying a state-of-the-art travel experience to downtown Vancouver, via Cloverdale Station, in an hour and a half.

The History of Cloverdale Station

On July 1, 1910 when the British Columbia Electric Railway began passenger service through Cloverdale from New Westminster to Jardine on its new 64-mile electric interurban line to Chilliwack. Cloverdale quickly became the the dominant community in the Fraser Valley, with residents enjoying a state-of-the-art travel experience to downtown Vancouver, via Cloverdale Station, in an hour and a half.

Cloverdale Station Today

Cloverdale Station is the main station located at Hwy 10 and 176A Street, in Cloverdale. Behind the Clydesdale Inn.

Cloverdale Station Today

Cloverdale Station is the main station located at Hwy 10 and 176A Street, in Cloverdale. Behind the Clydesdale Inn.

FVHRS is 100% Volunteer-run

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

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

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

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Just out for a Saturday morning rip through Cloverdale #interurban #BCER #BCElectricRailway #FVHRS ...

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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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Continuing time travel, the FVHeritageRail held their holiday gathering with period costumes to celebrate another successful season on the railway. #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety provides a lot of fun & education about life in #oursurrey back in the day. ...

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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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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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"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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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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A morning at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway. This rail car was originally built in 1912 and now restored and running. What I found fascinating was that it is powered by and electric generator. Love that feeling of nostalgia. #railcar #railway #cloverdalebc #restoredcar #nostalgic #nostalgia #explorebc #travelbc #daytrips #vancouverdaytrip #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #fraservalleyheritagerailway ...

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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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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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Third place in the annual paint the train competition put on by the #fraservalleyheritagerailway ...

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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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We missed the main car, but got a ride in the little speed car. What a great experience put on by the #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety #Cloverdale #railway #connaught #Sullivan #experience #brooksideinnabbotsford #boutiquehotel #romantic #reservation #heritage #honeymoon #hotel #abbotsford #agritourism #tourismabbotsford #tripadvisor ...

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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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All aboard! We boarded the #fraservalleyheritagerailway train today, and I have to admit, it was pretty cool! Kids (and adults) loved it! ...

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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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