British Columbia Electric Railway
Interurban and city passenger operations.
A lesser known aspect of BCER history was its steam
operation in early years to haul freight over its 65 mile main line
BCER 940 Cyl. 18" x 24" Drv. 44" Press.
180 lbs. t.e. 27% Coal 7 tons, water 4000 gals. BLW 37125 10/1911
BCER depot 774 Columbia Street, New Westminister. Built 1911. This night scene; 1926. Brian Croft
Currently, (2021) it is a Salvation Army Thrift Store. Opposite ex CPR Station
BCER 123 one of two open sightseeing tour cars built
1909 same as Montreal Street Rys. cars.
BCER 1202 Vancouver c.1950 Al Chione
1226 southbound on the Arbutus line at West 23rd Avenue, on its way to Marpole and thence to New Westminster. 1949 John Stern/Angus Mc. Intyre Collection
When John Stern visited Vancouver in 1949 he
took a photo of the B.C. Electric Lulu Island swing span bridge.
Fraser River Rail Bridge 1949 John Stern/Angus Mc. Intyre Collection
BC Electric interurban train from Chilliwack entering
1204 destined Marpole stopped at Davie & Seymour Streets. 1949 John Stern/Joseph Testagrose Collection
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