BCER 1225 was built in 1912, and it was delivered in BCER 1913. Then in 1958 it was removed from service and sent south. But the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris California returned it August 2005. After 50 years away the Interurban car BCER 1225 was back home and the restoration work begun. The once beautiful, then worn / weather beaten interurban car was transformed into the amazing car it once was.
2010 – Cleaning up and back on the rails.
The restored operational heritage interurban cars are running on the original BC Electric Railway Route which runs through Surrey and the Fraser Valley linking the tourism destinations.
The doors to the Cloverdale Station will open May 11th 2014 with some new changes to the landscape around the station. This was made possible by the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Horticulture class. They designed the grounds and the pathways to the car barn. And a special Thank you went to the Cloverdale branch of Scotiabank, BC Hydro and Potters for the support they gave to this project. This exemplifies that warm neighborly helping hand still exists 126 years later.
Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society also expects to add to their stock this year a BCER 961, yard freight motor. This is courtesy of the Edmonton Radial Railway. They will have it for you to see on the outside track next to the car barn in April or May.
There are construction plans to build a new track over the summer to ensure access to the SRV mainline. When this is finished a more manageable schedule can be achieved. During this construction everyone will be able to see how once the track is laid they will be able to travel to the Sullivan Station.
Come step back in time as you travel on the beautifully restored interurban rail car.
Contact the Society via email to Vol@fvhrs.org or phone to discuss at 604-574-9056 FREE