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PHOTOS: Moving day for historic Vancouver streetcar

Last Updated Jan 27, 2016 at 11:46 pm PDT

Ready to roll to Cloverdale (Fraser Valley Heritage Railway)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Thursday is moving day for a piece of Vancouver’s transportation history.

A streetcar from the now-defunct Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway at False Creek is going to be trucked to its new home at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway in Cloverdale.

The 110-year old BC Electric Railway interurban was built in New Westminster and used to operate on the Arbutus Line until 1958.

It’s being donated by its Seattle owners to the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway.

They had been leasing the vehicle to the City of Vancouver.

Vancouver’s heritage railway, which was run by the volunteer-driven Transit Museum Society, stopped operating in 2012.

The tracks have sat idle ever since and have been torn up in some places by the City of Vancouver.

At one point, a modern streetcar system for Vancouver was proposed for Chinatown, Waterfront Station, Yaletown and Stanley Park.

(Interurban at False Creek)(Getting a helping hoist)  (Careful with the 110-year-old cargo)(Byron & Diane Cole of Seattle, own 1207 and had leased it to Vancouver)