Trolley buses--British Columbia--Vancouver



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Dinner for Miss Creeden

The item is an Industrial film on colour print made in 1947. It is a film about the growth of B.C. Electric from 1906 to 1946, built around the story of stenographer Flossie Creeden, the first female office employee of the company. Footage includes: Goldstream power plant, Vancouver natural gas facilities, BC Electric Railway lines in Fraser Valley, Stave Falls generator plant, Alouette Lake and Ruskin plants, 1939 royal visit, BCE employee's newsletter, A.E. Grauer family at home, office scenes, plans & construction at Bridge River project, BCE employee's service in World Wars I & II and BCE streetcar and trolley bus services.

Going to town

The item consists of a promotional film made in 1948. It depicts Vancouver's growing traffic problems and BC Electric's response, including the start of its switch-over from streetcars to trolley buses. Also shows how public transit services help to alleviate traffic congestion, the operation and maintenance of buses, and the removal of streetcar tracks.

Progress report

The item is a promotional film made around 1947. It show the BC Electric Railway Company's $50 million post-war expansion and modernization program, to be completed by 1950. Shots includes: expansion of transit services, including start of the switch from streetcars to trolley buses, water gas plant, explanation of the Bridge River project, with footage of construction (including La Joie Falls storage dam) and Lower Mainland power sub-stations. It also include various Vancouver street scenes, especially Fraser Street and downtown.

Yesterday's newsreel : no. 2

The item is a newsreel compilation on a black and white film print. It contains an historical compilation of international news items: the San Francisco earthquake 1906, the capture of Two-Gun Crowley 1931, King Alfonso exiled 1931, 1929 personalities, the Atlantic Charter 1941, 1901 aviation [Alberto Santos-Dumont's balloons and airplane], 1920 fashions, World War I brides 1919 and 1926 sports. It also contains BC material spliced into the print: 1949 "Wreckers demolish old Hotel Vancouver" and 1948 "BC Electric introduce first trolley coaches". The latter item includes crews tearing up streetcar tracks, Oakridge Transit Centre and development of the system 1945-55.