Tag Archives: BC Electric Railway

Welding Vancouver Streetcar Track

There was something about the image above that bothered me. Something that didn’t look safe. Then it struck me. The fellow standing next to the wagon with the warning: “Danger: 500 Volts. Do not touch machine or watch flame” had … Continue reading

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Mucky Lane Work

I have become quite fond of the work done in the early years of the 20th century by BC Electric Railway photographers. Most of these anonymous souls don’t seem to me to have been amateurs (although a few images are very over-exposed). … Continue reading

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De Dutch Burger Poll!

The photo is of The Frying Dutchman concession stand at the 1972 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). In B.C., from 1939-82, election polling during provincial elections was effectively banned. Vancouver Sun columnist, Vaughn Palmer, described how the founder of De Dutch Pannekoek House … Continue reading

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BCER Men’s Quarters

 Architect Robert Lyon designed the Men’s Quarters of the B.C. Electric Railway (1913), shown under construction above. This structure is located at the SW corner of Main and Prior streets, across the street from where the BCER’s car barns were at … Continue reading

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Commuter Train to Fraser Valley

The image above was taken at Front and Begbie Streets in New Westminster, in about 1910. The train was a BC Electric commuter to the Fraser Valley – and it was apparently a packed run (or at least it was made to seem … Continue reading

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