Rail for the Valley’s Canada 150th Anniversary Treat!

Passenger train’s operating on the old Vancouver to Chilliwack interurban line may happen for two weeks during Canada’s 150th celebrations and the RftV group needs your help to make it happen! The West Coast Railway Association, in conjunction with Rail for the Valley and the Southern Railway of  BC have put together a package, seeing [...]


The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway

The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway is again in operation, which begs the question; “Who says that passenger rail cannot operate on the former interurban route?” The interurban operates on weekends and please go for a ride and support them.


Easter Parade in Toronto

With thanks to Mr. Cow, wholesome eye-candy! Five Generations of Toronto Streetcars, a little history: The Peter Witt was the first streetcar class purchased by the then brand new TTC in 1921 and ran in Toronto until 1963. The PCC streetcar ran in Toronto from 1938 to retirement in 1995. The TTC had the largest fleet of [...]


Public Meeting Re: The Arbutus Corridor

The Arbutus Corridor: A Way Forward? You might think that there’s no solution to the conflict over the Arbutus rail corridor. Canadian Pacific Rail wants $100 million for its right-of-way. The City of Vancouver has offered $20m. Neighbourhood gardens, longstanding although trespassing, have been ripped up just before harvest— and election— time. Trains, moving or [...]

Jane's walks

Jane’s Walk Vancouver Series – An Alternative to the Broadway Subway

Dear Rail for the Valley people, I will be leading bike tours on Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4 as part of the Jane’s Walk Vancouver series – An Alternative to the Broadway Subway. You are all welcome to come along, if you wish. I would also really appreciate if you would publicize this [...]

Xmas tram 2

A very merry Christmas

Christmas tram in Budapest A very merry Christmas from Rail for the Valley  


Friends of Rail For the Valley – Annual General Meeting

Our Society’s Annual General Meeting is coming up: Where: Legal Grounds Coffee House  33775 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford When: 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 18 All supporters of Rail for the Valley are welcome. There is a yearly $10 membership fee for the Society. Please RSVP info@railforthevalley.com if you plan to come. Thanks, and hope you can make it! [...]

Be a part of history – Interurban Heritage Rail starts THIS WEEKEND

Be a part of history. The Interurban will once again carry passengers, starting regular weekend service this Sunday! http://www.fvhrs.org/ http://www.cloverdalereporter.com/news/212229781.html http://www.railforthevalley.com/latest-news/events/interurban-heritage-rail-starts-this-sunday/   The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society will be launching weekend runs on the original Interurban passenger rail line from Cloverdale to Sullivan return. The dignitaries will launch the line officially this Saturday, but regular [...]

Interurban Heritage Rail starts this Sunday

The Interurban will once again carry passengers, starting this Sunday! Full throttle for rail revival in Cloverdale – Cloverdale Reporter By Jennifer Lang – Cloverdale Reporter Published: June 19, 2013 3:00 PM Updated: June 19, 2013 3:48 PM After more than half a century and thousands of hours of volunteer effort, the dream is about [...]

Chilliwack Event notice – June 22 – PIPE UP Network

This was received from the Pipe Up Network. It seems like a great opportunity for supporters of Rail for the Valley. See below, and check out the link.   The PIPE UP Network is hosting an event that Rail for the Valley supporters may be interested in.  The event is titled “Going Forward, Leading Change: [...]

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