Members of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society pose on the platform at Cloverdale Station on the final day of regular weekend operations for 2016

Members of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society pose on the platform at Cloverdale Station on the final day of regular weekend operations for 2016

Surrey Heritage Rail welcomes 20,000th passenger

Young tot Lachlan and his parents climb aboard restored Interurban Car 1225 for a ride on the rail operation's final day of the season

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A heritage transportation operation run entirely by volunteers has arrived at a significant destination.

On Oct. 2, Surrey’s Heritage Rail welcomed its 20,000th passenger aboard Car 1225 for a ride from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station and back.http://webpapersadmin.bcnewsgroup.com/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/wHeritagerailpassengers.jpg

The young engineer – toddler Lachlan Down – was joined by his parents, Lindsey and Simon Down for the journey on the restored BCER Interurban passenger car, held on the heritage rail operation’s last day of the 2016 season.

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society Chair John Sprung and Station Master Shane Suter presented the young family with a commemorative certificate after the ride.

Weekend operations are now suspended over fall and winter until May 2017, when the fourth season of heritage railway operations out of the replica 1910 Cloverdale Station will get underway.

The service began in June 2013, and has operated each summer since on a portion of the original Interurban line through Surrey. Last year the society built and completed its own spur line: a 2,000-foot long section of dedicated track to bypass to freight movements.

It’s not all over for 2016: look for two special events – the Halloween Train on Oct. 22 and 23, and the Christmas Train on Dec. 10 and 11.

For more, visit fvhrs.org.

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