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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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Open For Season 2016

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society is excited to announce that they are Open For TheMichael Dill Streetcar#23
Season 2016.
 We are open for rides 7 days a week from now until Thanksgiving and you can see our schedule here.

This year while the tracks were quiet the volunteer crew spent over 2000 hours refurbishing Streetcar#23.  One of the new features is room for a wheelchair and increased access to help those with limited mobility, we are still however working on creating wheelchair access to the Streetcar…a project we are currently focused on.

With the seats redone, the car repainted and trucks/shoes…it feels like a new Streetcar! Thank you to all that helped make it happen.Michael Dill The Crew #23

We have plenty of fun and events planned this year so we look forward to seeing on the rails.

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