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Situated along the lakefront, in beautiful, Nelson, BC lies a historical marvel.  Streetcar #23 is a fully functional streetcar that was once in use here in Nelson in the first half of the 20th century.  Once the backup streetcar for the defunct Nelson Street Railway, it has had a colourful history.

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society, along with The Chamber of Commerce, Royal Bank, and Selkirk College restored this Streetcar, and  the Society provides a scenic ride along Nelson’s waterfront.  The society is all volunteer driven, and our streetcar is one of Nelson’s most interesting attractions.

We invite you to come for a ride, and share in the wonderful history of the Queen’s City.  Young and old, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out our links at the top for more information on our streetcars, and the society.  Also, don’t forget to become a Fan on Facebook!

Recent Posts

Nelson Gets a Brand New Streetcar?

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society (NETS), that run Streetcar#23, have been very busy since the end of last season. But before we talk about the new streetcar, let’s get caught up.

Walt and Jim

Walk and Jim take in the donations on our annual Fill the Birney food drive.

Fill The Birney Car
For the second year we have attempted to fill Birney Car 400 with donations of food. This annual event is about giving back to the community by giving free rides for donations that are distributed to all of our local food charities and this year was huge success. We brought in more food than last year and many local businesses were very excited about getting more involved in 2016. Thank you to Save on Foods, Safeway, The Co-op Country Store, The City of Nelson and everyone else I may not have directly mentioned…Thank You!

The New Chamber Office in the Rail House

The New Chamber Office in the Rail House

Annual General Meeting
Yes it is that time of year again, our annual general meeting, come and get involved, or find out what is in store for the 2016 year. It is April 5th, 2016 at 7:00pm upstairs at the NEW Chamber building in the train station. All are welcome! Learn more about how you can volunteer to Drive, Host and Help.
For more info call 250.352.7672.

Brand New Streetcar
OK, it is still Streetcar#23, the original, but she needed maintenance and sometimes it can be very extreme. This year from Oct to Jan over 1,000 volunteer hours have been put into dismantling, re-engineering, rebuilding, refurbishing and detailing Streetcar#23, when she rolls out of the Barn in May, it will be like Nelson got a brand new streetcar.

Streetcar #23 has all of her seats removed and re finished

Streetcar #23 has all of her seats removed and re finished

23 Painting

Streetcar #23 has been worked on constantly since shutting down in 2015 of last year

 

 

 

23 back together

Streetcar #23 will be back…opening is scheduled for Friday May 20th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening 2016
We are scheduled to open on Friday May 20th, the Victoria Day long weekend. Be the first to ride on the New Streetcar#23. There will be free rides to people in Heritage Costumes.

 

 

For more information please call us at 250.352.7672.

See you on the rails

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