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President Walt Laurie and Crew Celebrate Canada Day

President Walt Laurie and Crew Celebrate Canada Day

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!

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Streetcar#23 is Open for the Season

Nelson BC, The Nelson Electric Tramway Society has been hard working all winter getting ready for the 2017 season. Streetcar#23 has had some much needed maintenance and accessibility upgrades, the volunteers have been through their training and this Friday May 19 they start the 2017 Season.

They will be open for rides 7 days and week until Thanksgiving. The Trolley Barn Museum will also be open from noon to 3pm weekends until June when hours will expand.

Last year the Tramway Society was host to close to 18,000 visitors, locals and rail enthusiasts, all with the support of an amazing group of volunteers. They are always on the lookout for more help, if you would like to get involved they suggest you come down for a ride or visit the Trolley Barn maintenance shop on Tuesday or Thursday mornings.

The crew also have many fun events and surprises in store this year. To find out more, see the schedule or join their team check them out at www.NelsonStreetCar.org or call 250.352.7672. You can catch them for a ride starting 11:30am Friday May 19th at Lakeside Park.

See you on the rails.

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