VIDEO: BC Electric Railway’s last run into Langley

The Langley Heritage Society is sharing original footage of Langley from the late 1940s, early 50s

BC Electric Railway’s last run to Langley. Video Screen Grab

Rolling fields, vintage cars and some of the original buildings of Langley, circa 1950, are being rediscovered through newly released video footage shot along the BC Electric Railway.

Titled Chilliwack and Fraser Valley Way Points, the six-and-a-half minute video, posted on YouTube by the Langley Heritage Society, includes excerpts filmed by Ken Hodgson in 1948, 1949 and 1950, when the last trip of the BC Electric Railway Interurban passenger service to Langley was made.

At that time, two trains serviced the run, one travelling from Vancouver and the other from Chilliwack.

Frank Horn and Vic Sharman, both former motormen, narrate the film and explain details of when the two trains touched noses in Langley as part of a ceremony to mark their final passenger run.

The video was made available to the Langley Heritage Society by Michael Taylor-Noonan, librarian at the Transit Museum Society.

Just Posted

Parents rally to support LGBT education in Abbotsford schools

Small demonstration held in the rain to counter anti-SOGI rhetoric

PHOTOS: Just days after good deed in Whalley, vandals torch North Surrey Tigers clubhouse

The team recently spent the evening feeding the homeless along 135A Street

Sold-out crowd rocked Langley twin’s greenhouse charity gala

Volunteers credited with making party profitable for sick kids at Canuck Place.

Soccer provincials features stark Surrey talent

Five teams from Delta & Surrey competing in provincials this week

Huge grain, potash terminals proposed for Fraser Surrey Docks

Surrey’s mayor is embracing the projects, but Delta’s mayor has concerns about emergency crew access

VIDEO: Surrey family trying to help desperate earthquake victims in Iraq and Iran

They’ve set up a gofundme.com page, Sarpol-e-Zahab Earthquake Relief

VIDEO: It’s ‘disrespectful’ that White Rock council not notified of Trudeau visit: mayor

PM should be welcomed to city by council, not former mayor and First Nation chief, Baldwin says

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale made in the Shuswap will be ready in time for Christmas

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

Union contests layoffs at Maple Ridge motel

Demonstration planned for today at former Quality Inn

Pitt Meadows councillor convicted of sex assault resigns from job

David Murray will retire from work with city of Port Coquitlam

3,800-plant grow-op busted on First Nation reserve

Three men face charges after RCMP bust a large drug operation on the Soowahlie Reserve near Chilliwack

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

Most Read