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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Burnaby > Historic InterUrban Rail System
Historic InterUrban Rail System
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created by HagensborgViking on 11/24/2004 2:25 AM
last modified by HagensborgViking on 11/24/2004 2:44 AM
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A non location specific collection of tramline ruins within the City of Burnaby.
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Type: A compilation of various tram track remains
Status: mostly unused, some sections recreational
Accessibility: some sections are easy, some are very overgrown
Recommendation: not very exciting
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All over
Burnaby, British Columbia
Owner: n/a
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1891
    Closed: 1954
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    The Westminister and Vancouver Tramway Co. was formed in 1891 by Henry Edmonds, Ben Douglas, John Webster, and David Oppenheimer. By October of that year a network of intururban tramcar lines had been established through much of Burnaby, linking New Westminister to Vancouver. This Vancouver born business would later change its name to the BC Electric Company, and later still.... BC Hydro.

    Today in Burnaby, the trams are long gone. Today's Skytrain Line from border to border follows the "Highland Park Line" almost exactly and, down at Burnaby Park, the freeway travels on top of the "Burnaby Lake Line". Not much remains of the once vital train service of Burnaby..... But there is something.
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    Burnaby Lake Section
    Wed, Nov 24th, 2004
    posted by HagensborgViking
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    Central Park Section
    Wed, Nov 24th, 2004
    posted by HagensborgViking
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 5/23/2014 3:05 AM.

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  • on May 23 14 at 3:05, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 17 14 at 0:26, HagensborgViking swapped pictures 9 and 10
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  • on Jan 17 14 at 0:26, HagensborgViking swapped pictures 11 and 12
  • on Jan 17 14 at 0:25, HagensborgViking updated gallery picture map.jpg
  • on Jan 17 14 at 0:25, HagensborgViking updated gallery picture tunnels.jpg
  • on Jan 17 14 at 0:25, HagensborgViking added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 10 06 at 15:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 11 05 at 19:32, HagensborgViking made this location public
  • on Nov 24 04 at 3:31, HagensborgViking made this location available
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    You must log in for this feature to work.nice trails from new west.SteamPunk0117311/24/2004 7:33 AM by SteamPunk
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