We are happy to announce that the necessary repairs have been made (thanks to our amazing maintenance crew!) and Streetcar #23 is back in service, starting tomorrow (Thursday, July 8th) at 11 am. See you there!
July 2, 2021
Due to overheated resistance grids on the streetcar, we have been forced to pull #23 out of service. We are hoping to be back on line by mid to late next week, so watch for our announcement that we are back.
Starting July 1st the Walt Laurie Streetcar Museum will be open 7 days a week from noon to 3:00 pm. Come on down and see our collection of memorabilia and other interesting artifacts!
OPEN THIS WEEKEND!! Come on down and support our wonderful streetcar, starting this Friday, May 21st. Because of Covid, we are working on a reduced schedule, so the tram will be operational 7 days a week from 11 am till 3 pm (we will keep you updated if that changes as the summer progresses). Unfortunately there is no wheelchair service during Covid protocols, and pets, strollers, buggies and carts can’t be brought on board. Everyone over 5 years of age must wear a mask, and we are at 1/2 available seating to allow distancing. Finally, we are unable to make change so the ride is by donation, and because we are completely volunteer-driven and all funding is by donation and grants, we ask that you be generous! Thank you Nelsonites who love our living piece of history!!
Want to operate Nelson’s iconic Streetcar 23? Have skills that can help maintain the car and keep it on the rails? Nelson Electric Tramway needs volunteers. No experience required – let us show you how it’s done. You can find our application form HERE, or cut and paste this address into your browser: https://www.nelsonstreetcar.org/join-us/
Photo courtesy of Michael Dill
Thanks to Michael Dill, NETS volunteer, for digitalizing this 1994 video of Streetcar #23. You can view it here, or copy and paste this URL: https://fb.watch/3k9sUQEzLJ/
Our grand old streetcar #23 is now put to bed for the winter. Big thanks to all our volunteers who worked hard to ensure that we ran during this summer of social distancing and disinfecting! And heartfelt gratitude to the people who rode with us… it’s our passengers that make us successful!
Good bye to one of our amazing volunteers! Yesterday was Zac’s last shift as streetcar operator as he’s moving to Kelowna. Zac, we will miss you and your dedication to the streetcar! Happy trails, the best of luck and we’re pretty sure you’ll be back on board some day!
Zac (left) and Jean at the end of Zac’s last shift
Check out this great Youtube video by “DownieLive”, a brother and sister duo traveling through BC in search of rail history in this year of limited travel due to Covid. They really do our streetcar and volunteers proud!