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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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“Fill the Birney Car” annual food drive WILL go on as planned

With Streetcar#23 unsure if she will be running this Saturday

“Fill the Birney Car” annual food drive WILL go on as planned

Fill the Birney Car with food for local charities this Saturday Oct 1st

Fill the Birney Car with food for local charities this Saturday Oct 1st

Nelson BC, The Nelson Electric Tramway Society (NETS), operators of Streetcar 23 and Birney Car 400, plan an annual Food Drive in an effort to raise much needed non-perishable food items as well as cash donations to help the less fortunate to cope with day to day challenges. This Saturday October 1st from 10am to 5pm they are offering free rides and special museum tours in exchange for a food donation, but due to parking lot construction Streetcar#23 may not be running that day. WE GO ON AS PLANNED…they said!

The Food Drive has been named “FILL THE BIRNEY CAR” and that is the goal every year, to get enough food to fill every seat in the Birney Car 400. Each donation would permit the Donor to unlimited free Streetcar 23 rides, as well as an admission into our newly constructed Museum and the chance to win some fabulous prizes donated by local businesses. Even though the Streetcar may not be running that day, they encourage people to make their way to the Trolley Barn Museum for an extra special museum tour and a token for a free ride at a later date.Walt and Jim

“This year the demands for help are bigger than ever, it is our duty to give back to the community.” Says Jim Robertson of NETS, “Also if the Streetcar is not running, we will all be at the Trolley Barn to take people on an extra special museum tour and give out tokens for a free ride.”

This year the Fill the Birney Car will be on Saturday October 1st from 10am to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there on the rails or at the Barn.

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