McLellan
Station

McLellan Station

By Henry Ewert, FVHRS Historian in Residence

Though McLellan station was not as busy as Sullivan, 1.8 miles to the west, or Meridian, 0.6 mile to the east, it, also as Meridian, drew much of its ridership from the community of Surrey Centre. The station nestled appropriately on the north side of Highway 10, on the north side of the track, at the west edge of Old McLellan Road, east of the Serpentine River, a splendid example of B.C. Electric’s careful station placement in 1909 and 1910.

As was the situation with the Meridian station structure, when deterioration reared its ugly head in the outside-yet-covered end of the building, rather than repairing or reconstructing, the Company removed the section altogether. Fortunately our replica Sullivan station structure is a vivid reminder of the original appearance.

The station was named after A.J. McLellan, the contractor who built the road also named after him, Old McLellan Road, from the crossing of the Serpentine River, just west of the station, northeast to Surrey Centre then east on what is today 60th Avenue to the Trans Canada Highway, today’s Fraser Highway. When a new road was built directly east, and west, of the Serpentine crossing, today’s Highway 10 (56th Avenue), despite the fact that its contractor was Joe Shannon, it was ultimately designated as New McLellan Road.

With the four-laning of Highway 10 in 2012, Old McLellan Road was disconnected from Highway 10, stub-ended just north of the highway. This survival of the McLellan name is today’s only possible reminder that once upon a time there indeed was a station called McLellan.

By Henry Ewert, FVHRS Historian in Residence

Though McLellan station was not as busy as Sullivan, 1.8 miles to the west, or Meridian, 0.6 mile to the east, it, also as Meridian, drew much of its ridership from the community of Surrey Centre. The station nestled appropriately on the north side of Highway 10, on the north side of the track, at the west edge of Old McLellan Road, east of the Serpentine River, a splendid example of B.C. Electric’s careful station placement in 1909 and 1910.

As was the situation with the Meridian station structure, when deterioration reared its ugly head in the outside-yet-covered end of the building, rather than repairing or reconstructing, the Company removed the section altogether. Fortunately our replica Sullivan station structure is a vivid reminder of the original appearance.

The station was named after A.J. McLellan, the contractor who built the road also named after him, Old McLellan Road, from the crossing of the Serpentine River, just west of the station, northeast to Surrey Centre then east on what is today 60th Avenue to the Trans Canada Highway, today’s Fraser Highway. When a new road was built directly east, and west, of the Serpentine crossing, today’s Highway 10 (56th Avenue), despite the fact that its contractor was Joe Shannon, it was ultimately designated as New McLellan Road.

With the four-laning of Highway 10 in 2012, Old McLellan Road was disconnected from Highway 10, stub-ended just north of the highway. This survival of the McLellan name is today’s only possible reminder that once upon a time there indeed was a station called McLellan.

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October 3 - Thrive [historic]

This is Cloverdale Station, built in 1910 as part of the British Columbia Electric Railway. It was a thriving community and the railway got people to downtown Vancouver in 90 minutes.



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New sanseitraveler blog post: the second part of my tour of the Surrey, British Columbia, Spice Trail wasn`t just about food. We also visited the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway. Later on, we enjoyed food at My Shanti (my.shanti) and Afghan Kitchen (eatdrinkafghan).⁣

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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

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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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Happy National train day!

I’m celebrating the occasion by throwing it back… to 11 hours ago, when the 2nd trip of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society’s Connaught Car for the 2022 season passed through Surrey’s Sullivan neighbourhood.

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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

#fraservalleyheritagerail #surreysheritagerail #funfamilyexperience #fallevent #surreyfamilyevent
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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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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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Fraser Valley Heritage Railway 1225

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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!

#fraservalleyheritagerail #surreysheritagerail #funfamilyexperience #fallevent #surreyfamilyevent
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The Monster Mash! ...

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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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This Saturday in Surrey! Catch a heritage train and a retro show! 🚂 Choo choo! fraservalleyheritagerail Cloverdale Station, Surrey #trainride #choochoo #heritagetrain #surrey #surreyevents #cityofsurrey #yvrevents #fraservalleyheritagerailway #retromusic #vancouvermusicians #vancouverevents ...

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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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On the Monster Express riding by the Witches Coven! ...

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The 5th Annual PAINT the TRAIN Exhibition is coming to a station near you!🚂🎨

The ArtsCouncilofSurrey, along with LangleyArtsCouncil, HeritageRail....and this year ArtsNewWest !! .... will be hosting the 5th Annual "Paint The Train" Exhibition!

The annual art competition allows artists to consider our historic railways` significant role in shaping our communities.

Submission deadline Sept.29th!

For more information and ALL Submission details, please go to:
https://fvhrs.org/paint-the-train-2023-scope/

#fraservalleyheritagerailway#paintthetrain#railroad#artscouncilofsurrey#artscounciloflangely#artsnewwest
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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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The 5th Annual PAINT the TRAIN Exhibition is coming to a station near you!🚂🎨

The ArtsCouncilofSurrey, along with LangleyArtsCouncil, HeritageRail....and this year ArtsNewWest !! .... will be hosting the 5th Annual "Paint The Train" Exhibition!

The annual art competition allows artists to consider our historic railways` significant role in shaping our communities.

Submission deadline Sept.29th!

For more information and ALL Submission details, please go to:
https://fvhrs.org/paint-the-train-2023-scope/

#fraservalleyheritagerailway#paintthetrain#railroad#artscouncilofsurrey#artscounciloflangely#artsnewwest
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Old adverts from the bc electric rail.#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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